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WWII USO Party will benefit CAP

Staff reports

Get out your dancing shoes for the World War II USO Party and Hangar Dance coming up next weekend when vintage aircraft and vintage music will be served up at the Minden-Tahoe Airport.

The antique aircraft fly-in and exhibit will be offered Saturday, May 15, at 6 p.m. with a Santa Maria barbecue dinner served in the “mess hall” tent, and the Tahoe Swing Band will play 1940s music at 7:30 for the dance.

Vintage dress by guests is encouraged as the Douglas County Civil Air Patrol sponsors an Armed Forces Day celebration.

On Sunday, a pancake breakfast will be offered in the mess hall tent at 8 a.m. and the crew of the vintage B-25 Mitchell “Tootsie” will wave goodbye later in the day.

Cost for the dinner and dance is $20 per person, and the breakfast is included.

Proceeds from the event will be used to assist the CAP cadet program and the mission-ready search base. The CAP has been an official auxiliary of the U.S. Air Force and has been active since Dec. 1, 1941.

For more information, call Shirley Clark at 267-5128 or Ellen Rosenberg at 265-6679.