Last fall, Bold Life ran a story about Blue Ridge Honor Flight’s mission to take Korean War veterans to the memorial in Washington D.C., a service it first started for WWII vets.
This Friday, July 14, the group will stage a lively fundraising event at the Henderson County Athletics & Activity Center (708 South Grove St.). “Battle of Swing: A Victory Dance for our Veterans” is styled appropriately to the heyday of some of the veterans it serves, with entertainment provided by the Buddy K Big Band, a 19-piece local group who deliver the classics by Count Basie, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, et al. Professional swing dancers will give lessons from 6-7pm, and 1940s and ’50s vintage attire is encouraged but not mandatory (however, soft-soled shoes are required for participating dancers). Food trucks will serve gelato, sorbet, and Latin food.
Battle of Swing: A Victory Dance for our Veterans, 7-10pm. Free (donations accepted at the door). www.blueridgehonorflight.com.