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1st Annual "Grasshopper" Fly-n - Note date change1st Annual "Grasshopper" Fly-n - Note date change

Friends of the Deridder Army Air Base (DAAB) to host the 1st Annual “Grasshopper” Fly-in & Louisiana Maneuvers Reenactment Beauregard Regional Airport DeRidder, LA September 26th and 27th 2014 “Grasshopper” Pilots, Reenactors, & Living Historians are invited to join in the activities, which include a public/tactical reenactment of the 1941 Louisiana maneuvers, WWII living history exhibits, and a USO Show & Dance. September 26th, Friday 7 - 9 pm Swing to the tunes of The Beauregard’s Courtesy Band at the USO Show & Dance held at the War Memorial Civic Center building, located at 250 W 7th St. in downtown DeRidder. Built in 1941, this building is the first USO to be built off-base and is all still original inside & out, complete with dance hall. Open to general public. $5.00 donation at the door. September 27th, Saturday morning. 8 am Airport gates open to the public with free admission. 8 am Reenactors first formation for Battle 1 10am Opening ceremonies The Valkyrie Honor Guard Air Force ROTC Detachment at Louisiana Tech University 10:45am Reenactment Battle 1 1:45pm Reenactment Battle 2 4:00pm Battle Judging & Closing Ceremonies Food concessions are provided by Mac’s Smoke Ring, featuring pulled pork sandwich. The documentary film “10 days in September….The Untold Story of the 1941 Louisiana Maneuvers” will be aired throughout the day. Space has been set aside inside the original WWII DAAB hanger for Living History exhibits, which are encouraged and are open to those who wish to display related maneuvers collections. Under the wing camping, as well as, separate period correct & non-period campsites are available. There will be a $20.00 registration fee which includes camping, lunch and admittance to the USO show. Online registration is available at www.deridderarmyairbase.com/louisianamaneuvers/eventregistration Event contact: Sharon Hyde Beltz 337 424 9880; [email protected] or www.deridderarmyairbase.com; www.facebook.com/friendsofDAAB

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Date

Date

Friday September 26, 2014 | 12:00 AM -
Saturday September 27, 2014 | 11:54 AM
Contact Person

Contact Person

Sharon Hyde Beltz
Contact Email Address

Contact Email Address

[email protected]
Contact Phone Number

Contact Phone Number

337 424 9880
Website

Website

www.deridderarmyairbase.com
State

State

Louisiana
Location

Location

1220 1st Ave, DeRidder, Louisiana, 70634(KDRI)
Cost

Cost

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