dances to music from the 1940s during the 2nd Annual Camp Peabody’s USO Show on Saturday at the Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester. Photo by Shaun Tilghman
By Shaun Tilghman
NORTH MANCHESTER -- Peabody Retirement Community welcomed residents, donors, family, and friends to the 2nd Annual Camp Peabody’s USO Show on Saturday. Close to 400 people braved the slight chill to eat, laugh, dance, reminisce, and sing along to the tunes of some of America’s greatest composers and bandleaders from the World War II era.
“It was such a huge hit last year that we knew we had to bring it back again this year,” said Stan Williams, director of development for Peabody Home Foundation.
The Stardusters Orchestra from Indianapolis, featuring Janiece Jaffe and The Starlighters Singers, entertained attendees with their tribute to the great jazz bands of swing. Generous supporters of the Peabody Home Foundation and the George Leonhard Memorial Endowment, a designated perpetual endowment, made the event possible, according to Williams.