Seaside OR - The Seaside Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a 1940's theme dinner dance at the American Legion Post 99, 1315 Broadway in Seaside, Monday, June 11 from 6 to 10 p.m.

The public is invited and guests are encouraged to dress in 1940 styles or military uniforms. Tickets are mock-ups of old War Ration Books and are available at the Chamber office at 7 N. Roosevelt. Cost is $12 per person and includes a raffle entry for a free flight for two on one of the World War II Bombers at the Astoria Airport Open House on June 12.

Special guests for the evening will include the crews of the Collings Foundation who will fly three World War II airplanes to Astoria for the Astoria Airport Open House and the Air Station Astoria U.S. Coast Guard Open House on June 12.

The planes are a B-24, B-25 and B -17. They will be on display at the Astoria airport June 11 and 12, Noon to 5 p.m. and June 12 8 a.m. to Noon. The public can tour the planes and purchase rides in the aircraft. Cost for the rides will run from $325 to $425 per seat depending on the aircraft selected.

Allen Sprague, owner of Aviation Adventures who is a volunteer organizer for the dance commented, "This is an opportunity for young people who don't remember the war to have a hands-on experience with history. It will give them a better understanding of what the equipment and conditions were like when America was fighting in a truly global conflict."

For additional information contact the Seaside Chamber at 503-738-6391.

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