Memories of WWII Luncheon Recap

Another fundraiser luncheon is in the books. We owe a big thank you to those who attended, those who sponsored the event, and those who were unable to attend but made a donation anyway. Of course, we could not have done this without the help of our team of board members and volunteers. Preliminary numbers indicate that we raised over $3,000.

Victory garden

Attendees overwhelmingly agreed that our “Memories of World War II” was the best luncheon yet. Fareway helped us out in a big way, making a steak lunch with a baked potato, green beans, and a roll possible. Hy-Vee also donated a gift card that helped provide our fruit salad. We have to give three cheers for our great group of volunteers and board members who helped out in the kitchen, served tables, set up and cleaned up. We may be a small museum but we have a great army at our disposal. Adding to the ambiance were our “Victory Garden” centerpieces with World War II plane place mats and ration cards featuring coupons provided by local restaurants. Not to mention the over 54 individual raffle prizes provided by local businesses and museum patrons.


The luncheon was a great opportunity for fellow museum patrons to meet one another, for us to meet new patrons, and for everyone to meet several of our new board members including Treasurer Alan Colson and Tess Sykes. Local government officials also turned out for the event, namely Sarpy County Treasurer Rich James, City of Bellevue Councilwoman Carol Blood, and City of Bellevue Mayor Rita Sanders.


Mayor Rita Sanders helps draw the name of raffle prize winner.

The crowning jewel was the performance by Resonance. If you missed our luncheon, you can get a feel for what you missed by watching their sneak peek performance that aired on the Morning Blend.


Resonance performs for a full house.

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