Sun 'N Fun Claims Record Exhibitors

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Despite a week that began cool, wet and windy, Sun 'n Fun officials in Lakeland, Fla., confirm things ended well. By the last of the seven-day run at Lakeland's Linder Regional Airport, some 160,000 visitors had walked through the gates, 5,000 airplanes had come to visit, and 501 commercial exhibitors -- a record number -- had set up shop. Sun 'n Fun President and convention chairman John Burton says there is no way an event the size of Sun 'n Fun could happen each year without the 2,500 dedicated volunteers. With the 30th SnF behind them, organizers are already planning for number 31, and you should be, too. The dates to write on your 2005 calendar are April 12-18.