The Veterans Day Dinner and Dance is an annual event which celebrates veterans and the musical performers who entertained them. The 2017 event was presented with the support of the Champaign County Memorial Foundation and Mercy Health Urbana Hospital.
This program is also sponsored by a grant from The Ohio Arts Council, which uses state tax dollars to fund programs such as this to encourage economic growth, educational excellence, and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Each year the versatile 10-piece Bob Gray Orchestra plays 40s style "Big Band Swing." The band has been in existence since 1973, and its top-caliber musicians also perform in other musical organizations, including The Dayton Philharmonic and the Springfield Symphony.
The diamond sponsors for the event are the Champaign County Memorial Foundation and Mercy Health Urbana Hospital.
Silver sponsors are Edward Jones, Walter & Lewis Funeral & Cremation Services, Champaign Residential Services, KTH Parts Industries Inc., and Skelley Lumber.
Bronze sponsors are Urbana Place and Willman Furniture.