Celebration planned to welcome flight to end polio to Southwest Riverside County following 90-day global tour

John Ockenfels (left) of Shueyville, Iowa, and Peter Teahen of Robins, Iowa, in the cockpit of the Cessna 210 Turbo Centurion airplane that they will fly around the world at the Iowa City Municipal Airport in Iowa City, Iowa, on Monday, March 27, 2023. Teahen and Ockenfels are taking off May 5 to fly around the world and raise money and awareness to help eradicate polio. The flight is aiming to raise $1 million for Rotary International's campaign to end polio. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)
Two pilots who have raised over $1 million flying around the world to raise awareness for polio eradication will be landing at the French Valley Airport Riverside County, CA – After traveling more than 25,000 miles and visiting over 20 countries to raise awareness for polio eradication, pilots Peter Teahen and John Ockenfels, will be landing at the French Valley Airport later this month. To celebrate, Rotary Club of Temecula is hosting a fundraiser at Monteleone Meadows on Wednesday, July 26. “Rotary’s fight to eradicate polio is one of our longest standing and most significant efforts,” said Rotary Club of Temecula President, Shane Lesovsky. “Our club is excited to welcome the pilots to our community for this once in a lifetime event and join thousands of Rotarians around th
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