Pilot's Log: D'vine Flight

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The 2nd Annual flight has successfully flown the course

An enjoyable evening, with stellar wines, beers, and entertainment took off last weekend at the museum.  Everything would not have been possible without all the support from volunteers, contributors, vendors, and visitors alike . Read more for details on this year's event and all those who made it truly a night to remember!

Although the event took off at 7 PM,  many volunteers helped set up, decorate, prepare the museum and get everything ready in time for the event. Our deepest gratitude goes to everyone who worked to make the evening special.

Now, on to the event!

When the doors were opened, visitors were treated to a wide selection of regional wines and beers. They soon found themselves immersed in local flavors with choices in both of our exhibit hangars. Guests went into the SD Aviation gallery and enjoyed the excellent violin and guitar music of Ms. Carrie Bartsch & Mr. James Van Nuys while sampling. Soft and sweet aromas from the wines and decor gave additional depth to the atmosphere of pleasant conversation and new tastes.
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From there, guests could casually browse the gift shop before going on to the Cold War and Technology gallery, where more delightful wines and refreshing beers awaited. A Kawai grand piano was provided by Batchelders Plummer Piano & Organ, and a local Black Hills artist played comfortably throughout the night creating an alcove to sit, relax, and soak in the enjoyment.

The silent auction had some truly nice items, including wines, a collectable mirror, well-framed photographs of aircraft, and a basket of collectable D'vine Flight tasting glasses and a special B-1B wine glass from the gift shop. Bidding was enjoyable, but a little competitive, with multiple bids being placed on items throughout the night.
Tours of the museum were offered twice during the event, with a volunteer guiding guests through the exhibits. A volunteer manned photo booth was also available that night,  perfect for the date-night couples to get a memento of the evening.

Our thanks goes to Mr. Eric Gardner from KOTA for being our Master of Ceremonies and adding his professional touch to the evening.
We are deeply indebted to all of the Air Force personnel, volunteers, and aids during the night that offered shuttle services to our guests, helped set up the event, and of course the labor intensive teardown and clean up afterwards. Thank You!

All told, the night was a pleasant and enjoyable one, with an opportunity to enjoy multiple items and support the museum at the same time. THANK YOU to our visitors and all who participated, we hope to see you again next year!

Our Sponsor and Vendors:

Black Hills Energy was our sponsor for the evening, and our warmest thanks goes to them for helping make the evening possible! www.blackhillsenergy.com
 Thank you to all participating wineries, brewers, distillers, and distributors.
Links to them are below:

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