Donations continue to come in to help the Friends of the F-4 Phantom finance the placement of the decommissioned F-4 Phantom Jet in front of Ferra Aerospace in Grove.

Recent donations of $1,000 each from the Grove DAV Chapter 19, and Wyandotte Tribe, along with continued support from Bank of Grand Lake officials, have helped organizers raise just under $50,000 in cash and $20,000 in in-kind donations. 

Beverly Helms, one of the leaders of the F-4 Friends of the Phantom project, estimates the group still needs to raise at least $30,000, to complete the park located on the east of the Ferra entrance on Highway 10.

Helms said the group currently has enough to pay for the jet's shipment - which is expected later this spring - from Holloman Air Base in New Mexico.

To help bring the F4 to Grove by spring 2018, persons interested may make contributions online to or send donations by mail to Grove Rotary Foundation F4 Phantom, PO Box 451557, Grove, OK 74345-1557. Additional information may be obtained by contacting Helms at or 918-786-4626.