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Drug abuse prevention organization gives local kids ‘The Gift of Flight’

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Maada Montgomery (left) and Meari Carlisle can’t contain their excitement as they prepare to board a small airplane and cruise around Anniston in Saturday’s Gift of Flight program by the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention.

A group of local kids spent Saturday morning checking out airplanes, meeting pilots, and flying around Anniston thanks to the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. 

ASAP, based in Oxford, partnered with several organizations — such as the Brock Project, the Anniston Fatherhood Initiative and the City of Anniston — to bring local youth “The Gift of Flight.” Founder of the Brock Project and pilot Omar Brock explained what the Gift of Flight program is.