Couples who came for dinner paid $100 for two and were treated by meal from the Lake Barkley kitchen and the big bad and jazz sounds from the Evansville, Ind. group the Temple Airs. Among the dozens of favorites from the swing era were jumpers such as “In the Mood” and ballads like “As Time Goes By.” Not all were instrumentals, though. A vocalist sang throughout the evening as well. The room at the Edward T. Breathitt Convention Center was decorated with colorful hot air balloons to mark this year’s theme, “Around the World in Eighty Days.” At 10 p.m., the rock and roll cover band Cat Daddy played.
Museum administrator Paula Lisowsky said that 81 people attended the dinner, which was a bit lower than about 100 in 2006. Lisowsky said there were few who didn’t show up for dinner, who had “essentially made donations.”
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