On November 12th, the Commemorative Air Force’s Central Texas Wing will host its annual Veteran’s Day Dinner Dance in their hangar at the San Marcos airport. The fundraiser supports the organization’s mission of restoring and flying vintage military aircraft.
Come out to this fantastic setting, stepping back in time to enjoy a BBQ dinner, cash bar, silent auction, swing music of the 1940’s performed by Sentimental Journey, and dance contests showing off your “hidden” talent. Dress is casual or in the period of the 1940’s with many past attendees dressing in the military uniforms of that era. Dick’s Classic Garage will display vintage cars, the CAF Central Texas Wing will showcase a few vintage aircraft, and the Sentimental Journey orchestra will perform live music of the 1940’s. The Wing’s historic museum, aviation library, and gift shop will be open as well.
“Our aircraft are maintained and operated by volunteer members who donate countless hours to the meticulous care of each airplane,” said Bill Fier, Central Texas Wing Leader. “To offset costs we rely on fundraising events like this. One hundred percent goes directly to our educational mission, so generations of Americans will value and realize the contributions of military aviation in assuring our nation’s freedom.”
Tickets are $50 each and available online at the wing’s website, www.cafcentex.org, or by contacting Alison Ender at 512-396-0765. Only 1100 tickets will be sold and tables can be purchased for groups. Tickets must be purchased by November 8th to include the BBQ dinner. Click on the flyer for details.
About the Central Texas Wing
The Central Texas Wing is part of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF), an educational non-profit organization founded in 1957. The CAF has more than 12,000 members and 165 vintage military aircraft located around the nation. These aircraft comprise the world’s largest flying museum, and are operated for the education and enjoyment of present and future generations. The Central Texas Wing was established in March, 1974, and at present consists of 150 members who come from both military and civilian backgrounds. All members are volunteers and the Wing is housed in a World War II hangar at the San Marcos Regional Airport restoring and maintaining 12 CAF and private historic aircraft, as well as a World War II museum and military library. Wing aircraft provide history flights, perform flyovers, and attend air shows around the country. A Casino Night, Golf Tournament, and Veteran's Day Dinner Dance are three major fundraisers held annually to support the restoration and maintenance of our historic aircraft. The Wing is open M-W-F-Sat from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for tours to school groups, civic and military organizations, ROTC cadets, scout organizations and the general public. Being involved in local communities is a major goal of the Wing as it has joined 5 local Chambers of Commerce; San Marcos; Buda; Kyle; Canyon Lake; and New Braunfels.