Stage Door Canteen tickets for vets; donors needed

29 Mar

(TOLEDO, OH) – Honor Flight Northwest Ohio and area volunteers will recreate a Stage Door Canteen event here in Northwest Ohio for our World War II veterans. The original stage door canteens offered servicemen nights of dancing, entertainment, food and nonalcoholic drinks, and opportunities to rub elbows with celebrities.

  • Where: Facilities of the 180th Fighter Wing of Swanton, Ohio
  • When: May 21, 2011 (2 p.m. to 8 p.m.)

Veterans must request tickets

Area World War II veterans need to request tickets to attend this event by contacting Honor Flight NW Ohio at or by calling Marti at 419-382-3569.

This event is first come-first serve and tickets are non-transferable. The Stage Door Canteen will be hosted by the 180th Fighter Wing at its Swanton, Ohio facilities with strict security and limited seating.

How Can I Help?

Honor Flight NW Ohio and the 180th Fighter Wing are building sponsorships and volunteer opportunities for this event. There are several ways you can help. Please consider a Stage Door Canteen donation to Honor Flight NW Ohio, which will help with the costs of staging this event. All additional funds will be used by Honor Flight NW Ohio to sponsor veterans on future Honor Flights.

How Can I Donate to Stage Door Canteen?

Go to Honor Flight Northwest Ohio website and donate via PayPal. Or mail a donation (note Stage Door Canteen on your check):

  • Honor Flight NW Ohio
  • P.O. Box 23018
  • Toledo, Ohio 43623
  • Attention: Stage Door Canteen

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