Sweet Victory

The National World War II Museum’s “Victory Ball” and Otto Candies, LLC’s “How Sweet It Is!”
Steven Hronek

The National World War II Museum held its annual “Victory Ball” with the theme “Celebrate Our Freedom” on Saturday, June 9, at the museum. The event was hosted to raise funds for the new opening of the United States Freedom Pavilion, which will be used as an interactive exhibit gallery to feature the six service branches and pay homage to the men and women who serve on land, sea and air. John Besh and the American Sector Restaurant catered the three-course dinner. The Rat Pack Now, a band capturing the music, style and comedy of the World War II era, entertained guests. A silent auction featured exotic getaways, collectables, fine jewelry and fine art.

After the dinner, the evening continued with the Otto Candies, LLC’s “How Sweet It Is!” third annual dessert and dancing soirée at the American Sector and Stage Door Canteen. Guests danced the night away to the sounds of Groovy 7, and sampled housemade desserts that included mini-filled cupcakes, ice cream shake shooters and a specialty coffee bar. Proceeds from the event went to the National World War II Museum’s local and national educational outreach initiatives.


Event at a Glance
What:  “Victory Ball” and Otto Candies, LLC’s “How Sweet It Is” dessert and dancing soirée, benefiting the National World War II Museum
When: Saturday, June 9
Where: The National World War II Museum, the American Sector and the Stage Door Canteen