Annual Awards Dinner & Gala

Guys & Dolls

The 18th Annual
Awards Banquet and Gala
Saturday March 7, 2020

Guys & Dolls is this year’s gala theme. Music, entertainment, auctions and gaming will be some of the evening’s activities. A delicious buffet, open bar and a theme costume contest are also part of the gala experience.

Sponsorships, Tables and Individual Tickets are now Available
Individual Tickets $100 per person

Sponsorship Levels & Tickets

6:00 P.M.

Doors Open
Social Hour
Silent Auction Starts

7:00 P.M.

Posting of Colors by VFW Post 12161
Pledge of Allegiance
Buffet Dinner
Awards Program and Presentations

8:30 P.M.

Casino Opens
Entertainment Starts & Dance Floor Opens

9:30 P.M.

Silent Auction Closes

10:30 P.M.

Silent Auction – Check Out
Casino – Closes and Cash Out

11:00 P.M.

Evening Completed

THE 1930’s

Guys and Dolls is set in 1930’s Manhattan. Despite the Great Depression, popular culture flourished in the United States in the 1930s. … Next to jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, swing jazz became immensely popular in the 1930s. Radio, increasingly easily accessible to most Americans, was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda.


Of course, it is not required to be in period dress, but if you want the full experience of the Guys and Dolls Gala her are a few tips:

  • Gloves and pocketbooks were common accessories. Beads and furs were still popular during the 1930s. Fox furs were worn fashionably over the shoulders or arm. Long narrow coats with fur collars were also stylish.
  • 1930s Fashion Colors. There was little change in fashion colors during the 1930s. In spring and summer, women gravitated towards saturated pastels such as peach, rose pink, lilac, sunny yellow, sky blue, and sea green. Add to that year-round colors of red, navy, emerald green, orange, and mustard
  • The 1930s was a period of famous gangsters such as John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, and Ma Barker. It also became known as the Public Enemies Era when the FBI began to keep “Public Enemies” lists of wanted criminals charged with crimes.

For those of you who are more visual look below for short videos on the fashion of the 1930’s

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