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Veterans' Perspective Spring Charity Fundraiser

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Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center

6111 Fleur Drive

Des Moines, IA 50321

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Help us honor our veterans and spend an evening living in the 1950s. Enjoy classic cars, hamburgers, ice cream sundaes and rock and roll!

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Step into a 1950's style diner with classic hamburgers and ice cream sundaes! Enjoy a 50's style variety show highlighting local talents and honoring our Korean War veterans. The evening will be filled with with rock and roll music, poodle skirts, leather jackets, classic cars and a sock hop. Living historians will be available in Korean War uniforms and displays to help you learn more about what it was like to serve during this time in our national history. You are also welcome to join in the fun and dress in your best 1950's style clothes for a chance to win a prize in the best dressed contest!

The purpose of this event is to raise awareness about our mission. The Veterans' Perspective aims to record and preserve our nations’s history through the stories of our military veterans. By video recording these interviews and making them available to the public, our veterans’ service becomes more than a respectful salute to the flag, it becomes a living tribute for generations to learn from. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go towards sharing the stories of our veterans.

Another goal of the event is to continue to bring the community together with our veterans. Attendees will include veterans from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan and many other places around the world. You can learn more about what it truly is to be a veteran by meeting one yourself!

Events of the evening:

5-6pm social hour- walk around sip complimentary beer and wine or visit our lemonade stand. Select songs on the jukebox and see some of the artifacts we have from the 1950's. Classic cars, military vehicles and living historians will help transport you to another time.

During the social hour you can peruse the silent auction and raffle tables and bid on our amazing collection of items. Our tables will be filled with patriotic, bid-worthy items in categories including gift cards, shopping, handmade, athletic tickets, health & fitness, and entertainment.

6– 7pm - 'The diner' opens at 6 where you can find stations with hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixins as well as an ice cream sundae bar. Vegetarian options will be available. Then sit back, relax and enjoy 'a really big show' highlighting local musicians playing songs from the 50's.

7:30 pm - Winners for the raffle and silent auction will be announced.

8-9pm - Take off your saddle shoes and get ready for the sock hop!

Attire is casual. We want all of our guests to feel comfortable. If you would like, join in the theme and dress in your 1950's best and you will be entered into the best dressed contest!

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Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center

6111 Fleur Drive

Des Moines, IA 50321

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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