GIs on Garrison: USO Dinner and Dance

Fort Smith Museum of History
GIs on Garrison
USO Dinner and Dance
Saturday, March 19, 2016
6:00 pm at the Blue Lion

 Fort Smith Museum of History presents:  GIs on Garrison an entertaining and educational evening celebrating the USO and fun times on Garrison Avenue during World War II.  Featuring cocktails and fancy fare reminiscent of a USO officer’s dinner and entertainment of the era, guests will be transported to a USO dinner and dance of the 1940s.  MC Reggie Moore, Miss Camp Chaffee Beth Templeton and a variety of re-enactors will relate stories of the home front in Fort Smith during the war and the scene on Garrison Avenue….“GIs on Garrison.”

The fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 at the Blue Lion in downtown Fort Smith, 101 North 2nd Street.  The evening begins at 6:00 pm with cocktails and jazz piano music with John Lindquist, heavy hors’d oeuvres including “Victory Vegetables” and “SOS” at 7:00, followed by a USO welcome and program with Reggie Moore and Beth Templeton and a dance demonstration by Marcus Coker.  Swing jazz music and dancing with Cutthroat Trout begins at 8:30.  A cash bar is available for cocktails, wine and beer of the era.  Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling the museum at 479-783-7841 or online at

 Enjoy a fun evening and learn the stories of Fort Smith and Garrison Avenue during World War II.  All proceeds benefit the Fort Smith Museum of History.







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