500 Attend the “Party Like It’s 1945” at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

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Peacetime Waikiki, 1945” came alive at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor last night as the Pearl Harbor aviation attraction celebrated their 4th Anniversary with their “Party Like It’s 1945.”

Cocktail reception began in Hangar 37 and led out to the white tents and the “old Queen’s Beach club” look of the themed décor.

Over 500 community dignitaries were present, including Jim Nabors, who was presented with honorary Naval Aviator wings by Museum Board Chairman ADM Ronald Hays, USN (Ret.), on behalf of the Secretary of the Navy.

Throughout the evening, guests won over $70,000 in donated prizes–from Mainland Wine Country trips for six to diamond jewelry. Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHoff said, “The proceeds from tonight’s event will fund our Museum’s education, aircraft acquisition, and restoration programs.” Emcees for the evening were KSSK’s Michael W. Perry and Sweetie Pacarro.

Guests were treated to 1940s musical entertainment by The Hot Club of Hulaville featuring Ginai, and Ginai and Pierre Grill entertained during cocktails. They enjoyed Asian Fusion cuisine and fine wines by Chef Chai of Chai’s Island Bistro. The fun began on the tarmac with WWII aircraft, vintage military vehicles, and WWII re-enactors greeting the guests.

Pacific Aviation Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Its mission is to develop and maintain an internationally recognized aviation museum on historic Ford  Island that educates young and old alike, honors aviators and their support personnel who defended freedom in The Pacific Region, and to preserve Pacific aviation history.

The Museum is located at 319 Lexington Boulevard on Ford Island at Pearl Harbor. 441-1000; www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

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