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Annual Dinner Dance

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Laura and Gary ask for Tickets Please !

Our Annual Dinner Dance is always a big success.
 Held the last Saturday in September, the weather is just right for a wonderful evening of food, friends and dancing to music from the Big Band Era.

 


 

 

Lacy and Melinda hard at work !

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Jell-O Shooters Anyone?

 


 

 

Sarah and Gary strike a pose in front of
Don Monaco’s Harvard T-6

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Let’s Eat

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Joe Titus enjoys a fantastic Tri Tip Dinner

 


 

 

Ladies and Gentlemen…Let the games begin

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After dinner and desert the party goers are ready for some exercise.

 


 

  

Veterans being honored

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Each year following the National Anthem, the Band plays a military salute featuring the theme songs of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines. Veterans attending are asked to come to the stage and face the crowd when their song is played and remain there until all branches have been recognized. This is a very emotional part of the evening due to the past and current sacrifice given by our brave men and women in uniform.

 


 

 

Let’s Dance

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Dancers from all over the Valley descend upon our Hangar to Dance the night away on our wooden dance floor.

 


 

 

 Can you say Jitterbug??

 

Local dancers cut a rug to the music of the Knight Sounds Big Band.
A non-profit. all volunteer group playing Big Band music from the 40’s like  Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Benny Goodman.

 


 

 

Belly Up !

 

Bar’s open at 1700 Hours.
Beer, Wine, Mix Drinks, Margaritas, Daiquiris and oh yes, Water!

 


 

 

Big Iron !

Local B-25 owner John Ward just happened by on the night of the Dance. Good time for a photo with our Cigarette Girl Ernestine.

 


 

  

Technique ma boy, technique !

Ron, Dennis and Terry display their Jell-O Shooter removal prowess… They even give lessons!!

 


 

 

Not just Planes

Vintage cars show up to enjoy old home week with their flying machine buddies

 


 

 

Padded Shoulders and Fedoras!

Many attendees dress in 40’s attire which really enhances the nostalgia of the evening.

 


 

 

Ah to be young !

 

What a lovely couple.
 I think the purse sets off the Uniform!!

 


 

 

Bumble Bee?

Finance Officer Col. John Wiegand goes all out for the evening

 


 

 

We lived it !

Col. Jim Sanders and his wife Marian enjoy the evening and reminisce.
Jim served in General Patton’s Army as an Ambulance Driver at the ripe old age of 19. He has published a book of those times entitled Saving Lives, Saving Memories

http://ww2ambulancedriver.com

 


 

 

Our Old Hangar

Built in 1928 it’s a perfect venue for our annual Dinner Dance