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Lone Star hosts 'Night at the Museum'

Night at the Museum

Sponsored by FedEx, the Lone Star Flight Museum in Galveston hosted the event attended by the families of more than 30 children who are receiving treatment at the Shriner's Hospital in Galveston.

The evening featured dinner followed by a tour of the museum and aviation-related crafts. A highlight of the evening was when the museum volunteers opened the hangar doors to push the B-25 Mitchell bomber outside for a flight. The children were noticeably excited when the B-25 came to life and roared overhead for a few passes over the airfield.

"This was a fantastic evening for the Lone Star Flight Museum and our friends at FedEx," said Larry Gregory, president of the Lone Star Flight Museum. "We were all thankful to place a little joy in the hearts of children and their families during a difficult time in their lives. Watching their looks of amazement when they walked into the hangar then seeing kids jump with excitement when we started the B-25 was very rewarding. The hugs were pretty good as well," Gregory said.

The children and family members received aviation-related toys, coloring books and a T-shirt to commemorate the event. Through the sponsorship of FedEx, the Lone Star Flight Museum will continue to build on this event by supplying Shriner's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House with toys and activity books several times throughout the year.

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