Tickets are still available for the Champaign County Arts Council’s Veterans Day Dinner Dance being held at the Champaign Aviation Museum on Saturday, Nov. 14.
The event, which will celebrate veterans and the musical performers who entertained them, is presented with the support of the Champaign County Memorial Foundation.
Tickets are $25 and are available at the Arts Council office, 119 Miami St., and The Medicine Shoppe, Urbana. Tickets can also be purchased online with Paypal at www.champaigncountyartscouncil.org or over the phone with a credit card.
The Champaign Aviation Museum is located at 1652 N. Main St., Urbana. Social hour starts at 5 p.m.; dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Music and dancing will be 7-10 p.m.
The versatile 10-piece Bob Gray Orchestra will play ’40s style “Big Band Swing.” The band has been in existence since 1973, and its top-caliber musicians also perform in other musical organizations, including The Dayton Philharmonic and the Springfield Symphony.
The band will also feature local vocalist, Lonnee Jensen.
Veterans are encouraged to attend in uniform.
The diamond sponsor of this event is The Champaign County Memorial Foundation. Gold sponsors include Mercy Memorial Hospital. Silver sponsors are The First Central National Bank, KTH Parts Industries, Perpetual Federal Savings Bank, Dennis and Pat Serie, Skelley Lumber, and Walter & Stowe Funeral Home. Bronze sponsors include CT Communications and Willman Furniture.
This program is also sponsored by a grant from The Ohio Arts Council, which uses state tax dollars to fund programs such as this to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
For more information, contact the Champaign County Arts Council at 937-653-7557. The office will be open on Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the week of Nov. 1, as well as Saturday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. Regular office hours of Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 10.
Submitted by the Champaign County Arts Council.