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Cancer Society plans hangar party on Sat.

LAWRENCEVILLE - The American Cancer Society is declaring war on cancer and celebrating with a 1940s USO-style hangar party.

The oldest and grandest ball in Gwinnett County and the largest in the state of Georgia, according to ACS Area Manager Randy Redner, the 34th annual Crusader's Ball is taking on cancer in a new and big way - with a big band, big swing dancing, a big crowd - more than 400 people were registered to attend earlier this week - and big hearts to lead a step in the fight against the second most common cause of death in the U.S., according to the ACS.

The event will be held, fittingly, in the Georgia Jet Hangar at Briscoe Field, kicking off at 7 p.m. Saturday.

"This going to be a rocking time," Redner said.

Tickets are $125 per person, and for more information on the Crusader's Ball, visit www.crusadersball.org or call Adrienne Rissley at 770-814-0123.

SideBar: If you go

· What: 34th annual Crusader's Ball

· When: 7 p.m. Saturday

· Where: Georgia Jet hangar at Briscoe Field, 770 Airport Road, Lawrenceville

· Cost: $125 per person

· For more information: Visit www.crusadersball.org or call Adrienne Rissley at 770-814-0123