Roger Handrahan said one year he looked down at the crowd in Overlook Park and wondered what all of the sparkle was. It turned out to be cameras flashing back at him as he floated to the ground with the American Flag flying behind him.
This Fourth of July, he hopes to do the same again.
With Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” blasting away, Handrahan and the Habañero Sky Diving Team plans to entertain the community gathering Monday night.
The skydiving event is part of a Kiwanis Fourth of July night of family fun that starts at 2 p.m. at Overlook Park in White Rock.
The longtime White Rock resident and Army veteran said he spends months planning the skydive. He also enjoys helping the Kiwanis.
“I always try to dedicate the jump itself to all of the men and women who either have served or are serving,” Handrahan said. “I do have a soft spot in my heart for military. It also helps draw a little bigger crowd for the Kiwanis. It’s their only fundraiser they have all year, and I do believe in what they do.”
The cost can be expensive to pay for the divers, ground crew the planes and pilot, he said, but he it is a way of giving back.