Community gives to the veterans

SkyDive Mesquite team members kicked off the Second Annual Hangar Party held on Saturday Nov. 3 following the Veteran’s Day Parade by lowering the American Flag from the sky while the national anthem played. The Hangar Party is a fundraiser for the Mesquite Veteran’s Center organized by Larry and Eva LeMieux and a group of their friends called the “Party People.” Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Larry and Eva LeMieux and the Party People have done it again. For the second year in a row, their Hangar Party to raise money for the Mesquite Veteran’s Center was a huge hit with the Mesquite residents and successful in its fundraising efforts.

The Pink Panther, AKA Janet McDonald, slinks around Lila Williams and other members of the newly formed “Dry Heat” Jazz Band while the band plays the panther’s favorite theme song during the Second Annual Hangar Dance to benefit the Mesquite Veteran’s Center held on Nov.3. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

Folks gathered at the Mesquite Airport’s new hangar immediately following the Veteran’s Day Parade which was held on Saturday, Nov. 3.

Those that attended were treated to a day of entertainment provided by a number of Mesquite’s most talented entertainers and the Life Long Dancers, a Mesquite Recreation Center Dance Group.

Festivities were kicked off with the national anthem being played while SkyDive Mesquite team members lowered the American Flag from far above.

The Elks once again provided food and Mesquite Showgirls were there to sell raffle tickets for the many prizes donated by local businesses such as Chicago Greek, Ace Hardware, Danielle’s Chocolates and many others.

When LeMieux and the Party People plan an event, you can be sure it will exceed all expectations for fun and entertainment and it’ll be for a good cause.

If LeMieux and friends have anything to do with it, the Mesquite Veteran’s Center won’t have to wait long for their new addition. This year’s event was bigger and raised more money than the first; with the Party

People at the yoke, the Third Annual Hangar Party is bound to reach some new heights.

Group of Mesquite Veterans who attended the Second Annual Hangar Dance and Fundraiser for the Mesquite Veteran’s Center held on Nov. 3 following the Veteran’s Day Parade. Photo by Teri Nehrenz

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