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Out and About - Hangar Dance

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Members of the Alexandria American Legion marched flags into the hangar before the dance began. (Al Edenloff/Echo Press)2 / 5
Leanne Larson of Garfield, owner of Cane Toad Studios, captured the mood of Friday’s Hangar Dance through an oil painting.3 / 5
A giant flag and fighter planes depicting the World War II era were on display at the hangar.4 / 5
Former Alexandrian John Herdan played the trumpet during one of the numbers played by Jazz.Combo Friday night.5 / 5

A Hangar Dance at the Alexandria Airport Friday provided a salute to the 70th anniversary of D-Day, along with a night of dancing to Big Band music.

Organized by the Red Willow Arts Coalition, the event featured Jazz.Combo, a band made up of young adults playing swing music from the 1940s and 1950s. Directed by former Alexandrian John Herdan, the group has previously been featured in the courthouse lawn series.

After enjoying a meal provided by The Corral and singing The National Anthem, many of those attending took to the dance floor.

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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