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Photos courtesy of Lisa Bettermann, Candid View Photography Couples danced the night away during the Hangar Dance at Chandler Field, Alexandria Airport Friday. Many dressed in period costume from the 1940s.

Plane old-fashioned fun

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The Alexandria Airport traveled back in time Friday night - to the World War II era, complete with 1940s-style swing dancing, war birds on display and men and women wearing uniforms from 70 years ago.

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It was the first-ever "Hangar Dance," a fundraiser for the Douglas County Historical Society.

The idea, dreamed up by KXRA radio personality Patty Wicken, tied in with the Minnesota Historical Society's "Greatest Generation" exhibit by honoring veterans from that era.

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