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The Dallas Examiner | 10/23/2017, 7:41 a.m.
The Dallas Examiner
Dallas Love Field will host a Centennial Program to celebrate its 100 years of service Oct. 19 at 10 a.m. at Love Landing, 8008 Herb Kelleher Way. During the ceremony, a time capsule will be revealed.
In 1917, Dallas Love Field opened as an Army flight-training base during World War I. After the war it was deactivated and became a storage facility. It reopened in 1940 as the Dallas Texas Aviation School during World War II. Afterward, it slowly transformed into a commercial flight airport and became Dallas’ main airport until Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport opened in 1974.
As part of the celebration, an art exhibit titled 100 Years, 100 Objects: A history of Dallas Love Field is displayed in the Dallas Love Field Airport Corridor that connects the main entrance to baggage claim. The opening phase of the exhibit includes the installation of two model warplanes hung from the airport’s ceiling; the Curtiss “Jenny” and the P-51 Red Tails replica warplanes, along with the first set of artifacts carefully curated by the Love Field Art Program, the Frontiers of Flight Museum and the Commemorative Air Force. The showcase began a year ago and will close Dec. 31.
The final celebration event will be a Love Field Centennial Gala on Dec. 15. The invite-only 20s-themed gala will be held from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the Frontiers of Flight Museum, located at 6911 Lemmon Ave. For more information, visit http://www.lovefieldcentennial.com.
More than 2.5 million people carry the sickle cell trait in the U.S. Most are African Americans. Of those, 80,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease, and 1,000 babies are born with sickle cell each year, according to the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. Therefore, minority donors – particularly African American donors – are in high demand because they provide blood with unique antigens that are vital for patients with sickle cell disease and other blood disorders.
Remington College created the 3 Lives national campaign to recruit new minority blood donors and raise awareness of blood disorders. The name of the campaign represents the three lives that one pint of donated blood can save. To date, the college has collected more than 13,900 pints of blood nationwide through its campaign – that’s enough blood to save more than 41,000 lives.
This month, Remington will hold a 3 Lives Blood Drive with Carter Blood Care highlighting Nov. 9 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fort Worth Campus, located at 300 E. Loop 820. Donors must be at least 17 years old and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds. All the blood collected will go to local hospitals and medical centers to help people in the Metroplex. For more information, visit https://www.3lives.com.
Dallas ISD will host In The Mix, a bond program contractor networking event, Nov. 9 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Dallas county Schools Technology and Training Center, located at 5151 Samuel Blvd. Topics will include information about the district’s 2015 Bond Program, increasing participation among minority- and women-owned businesses, developing joint venture partnerships, and locating additional resources to help strengthen and diversify the team. Register on www.eventbrite.com.