Published: Jan 25, 2013 11:25 PM EST
Updated: Jan 25, 2013 11:26 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- Page Field turned back the clock for "The Stars & Stripes Variety Show Gala".

 

The USO inspired event featured dancing, singing telegrams, military memorabilia displays, and comedy acts. Music from the 1940's and 1950's echoed inside the hangar. Guests dressed the part, donning military uniforms, dresses, and hairstyles from the era.

 

"We try to make it like an old hangar dance. And it's fitting because Page Field was a military base during World War II. This was a training base during World War II so it's nice to bring it back," said Matt Johnson, the Director of Southwest Florida Museum of History.

 

Proceeds from the gala go to the Southwest Florida Museum of History Foundation.

 

This is the fifth year for the fundraiser.