Mark your calendars for Saturday October 15, 2016! Global Brew will be hosting The Beer & Chili Festival at the Edwardsville Township Community Park, Airplane Park. The festival is a community event that will contain an area to taste all of Global Brew’s fall taps, listen to great live music, taste local restaurants chili recipes and vote on your favorite, and…


We wanted to give a huge shout out to the sponsors of MISSION PRESERVATION! Since the kick off of our fundraising to complete the restorations of the A-7E Corsair II, we have generously received donations from organizations across Madison County and beyond. The list below is in no particular order. The Malawy Team Marine Coin Company Edwardsville McDonald’s Mathis, Marifian…

The Airplane in Photos

Why does the plane need restored?

These pictures show the corrosion, the chipped paint, and the faded markings on the U.S. Navy A-7E Corsair II. We would like to bring the plane back to the condition in which it should be kept to honor the men and women in our community who served and continue to serve our Nation. The pictures below were taken Monday May 23, 2016.

Pictures of the plane as of 5/19/2014.

Delivery and Installation of the plane in 1991.

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Video of the dedication of the U.S. Navy A-7E Corsair II.

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Visit our Booster site to make a donation or purchase a t-shirt to support Mission Preservation: The Campaign to Restore the Plane! Since the plane has been on display at Edwardsville Township Community Park for over 20 years, it is beginning to show signs of being exposed to the weather conditions of our area. Now, we need your help to…

Operation: DINE OUT

Fundraising and eating yummy food–the perfect combination!
Join the Edwardsville Township while dining out across Edwardsville to raise funds for the restorations needed to the A-7E Corsair II, airplane, located at the Edwardsville Township Community Park, “Airplane Park.”

Date:                                     Monday April 4th– 10:00am-11:00pm
Locations:                              Texas Roadhouse, Applebee’s, & Big Daddy’s.

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New Year means New Ideas!

it’s a new year and we’ve got our airplane “thinking caps” on ready to come up with ideas.  We are excited to pursue the next steps on the path to the much-needed maintenance to the Airplane.  And we’re even more excited to reveal the concepts for an exciting new monument designed to create a space in the community for recognizing the service of all…

1st place small non-profit: Edwardsville Township Community Park

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Edwardsville Township is pleased to announce Edwardsville Township Community Park received the first place award in the Annual Edwardsville Halloween Parade.  Edwardsville Township Community Park was recognized in the Small Non-Profit category for the Airplane Overhaul @ Edwardsville Township Community Park float.  Proceeds from the award are being added to contributions for the Airplane Overhaul project.  Photo courtesy of the Edwardsville Intelligencer.