Illini Central FFA is providing three hogs to be prepared by John
Laflen, and Mason City IGA will prepare its popular chicken. The
succulent meats will be accompanied by side dishes and desserts.
Carryouts will be available.
There will be a silent auction on a
dozen different original and commemorative Disney posters donated by
a collector, including Fantasia, Bambi and Mickey Mouse. There will
also be a raffle of a growing list of gift baskets, which currently
includes crocheted comfort, cooking pleasure, Mary Kay, Longaberger
baskets, a squirrel-proof bird feeder, Arlee rolls and more.
Donations of baked goods for the meal, as well as baskets and
basket items, are being sought. If interested, contact Gaye Maxson
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The Arlee is fundraising to replace its soon-to-be-obsolete
77-year-old projector. The restored art deco theater is owned by
John and Gaye Maxson, who reopened it in order to provide affordable
family entertainment to the area and preserve the historic venue,
which had been shuttered. All work is done by volunteers, and the
Maxsons take no pay for the time and effort they have spent the past
10 years at the Arlee. It is a break-even enterprise, but it is not
recognized as a not-for-profit business, so charitable gifts to the
Arlee are not tax-deductible.
Gifts can be given online at
Kickstarter.com or mailed
to the Arlee at 139 S. Main St., Mason City, IL 62664.
The Arlee's Kickstarter.com
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