DATE : November 3, 2018
19th Annual Banquet to Honor Pilots With Accolades and Fellowship
Get set for a grand evening in the history of the Delaware Aviation Hall of Fame (DAHF). The annual honors banquet is scheduled for Saturday, November 3rd, at the University of Delaware's Clayton Hall in Newark, Delaware.
The center of attraction—six of the First State’s most distinguished people of aviation—will be regaled with music, decorations and ovations, and the glamour of Clayton Hall with its colorful table decor, tastefully prepared dinner, and charming serving staff.
Cocktails, highballs and wine will be available at the lounge bar. Bottles of wine for the table may be bought at the bar.
Ceremony and Dinner- 6:00pm
Celebrants will be ushered into the Clayton Hall dining room. The Master of Ceremonies will officiate the ceremony and call for the Color Guard to open the ceremony. Invocation will be delivered before the dinner.
● Mixed Greens with Roasted Pecans, topped with Crumbled Goat Cheese,
Dried Cranberries with a Balsamic Vinagrette Dressing.
● Sauteed Chicken Breast and Seared Salmon Fillet Combo
w/ Roasted Red Bliss Potatos and Grilled Asparagus.
● Fresh Rolls and Butter.
● Iced Water, Iced Tea, and Coffee Service.
● Seven Layer Carrot Cake
Following dinner, the Emcee will recognize the dignitaries who are present.
Following the introductions, a DAHF Trustee will introduce Seth Walters, the DAHF Youth Aviation Award winner for 2018.
Presentation of Inductees:
The Emcee will call the honorees and their “wingmen", separately by alphabet, to the platform. (Following their selection, each honoree was assigned a member of the DAHF board to serve as his/her liaison. Fittingly, they dubbed themselves “wingmen").
Each wingman will escort their honoree to the platform, and introduce them to the audience. At the conclusion of their introduction, DAHF President Bruce Lambrecht will award the honoree a plaque and ribboned medallion in honor of their induction to the Hall of Fame.
Honorees and their wingmen are:
Thomas Carper George Hebbel (1923-2017) David Henderson Gerard Van Dyk Franklin Wooten
The evening will conclude with remarks by the President, retirement of the Colors, and singing of patriotic melodies to include “God Bless America”.
What to wear?
It’s jacket and tie for the men. Uniform works handsomely for the military. For civilian women: cocktail dress; slacks are fine.