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State of the Community Dinner
State of the Community Dinner

The Saxon Aerospace Museum hosts and sponsors events at the museum which are of special significance to the community of Boron or the aerospace industry. Our state-of-the-art facilities provide an ideal location for hosting special events or community functions and can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people. Catering is available from several of our local restaurants a n d our in-house sound system can be used for both speaking and musical presentations.

Past Events

Front Entrance Dedication - During the early construction phase of the museum, tools and building equipment were set aside for the unveiling of the front entrance wall by Claire and Jeff Saxon. The unveiling also served as a fund-raiser to secure additional support and funds from the community. The Amargo Cruisers Car Club cooked and served a Tri-Tip dinner for the 200 guests in attendance and entertainment was provided by a local band. The event was a huge success and raised approximately $23,000 for the further construction of our facilities.

State of the Community- A "State of the Community" dinner was held at the museum a few months prior to our grand opening Approximately 100guests enjoyed the catered affair which featured guest speakers from Edwards AFB, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center, KernCounty, U S Borax and KJC Solar. The speakers at the "State of the Community" dinner provided the attendees with an insight and vision for the future growth of their industries and the impact they will have on Boron and the surrounding Aerospace Valley.

Grand Opening Ceremony-The Grand Opening of the Colonel Vernon P. Saxon Jr. Aerospace Museum was held on April 5, 2003 with approximately 300 guests in attendance. It was a very special day for the Saxon family, their friends and the community of Boron. There were representatives present from local industries, The Secretary of the Army, Edwards Air Force Base, county, state, and national offices.

Steve Perez Appreciation Dinner - A special "Thank You" dinner was held at the museum to honor outgoing County Supervisor Steve Perez which was attended by about 100 guests. During his time in office, Steve made sure that Boron was not forgotten by the county government in Bakersfield by making special efforts to help our community.

Armed Forces Reserves Dinner - Recently an event was hosted at the museum to honor and recognize our Reserve Military members from local installations. A catered dinner was provided to 85 guests by a local restaurant and the whole casual evening was enjoyable. Most of the Reservist were Members of the Air Force, so the Saxon Aerospace Museum provided an ideal setting.

Future Events

Other special events are currently being considered and planned for the museum to be held in the near future. These events will not only provide an outstanding setting, but will help to raise much needed funds for the museum to operate and grow.

If your organization would like the Saxon Aerospace Museum to sponsor and/or host a special event at the museum, please contact the Director at 760-762-6600 for consideration.

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