to host chicken dinner fundraiser for Arlee Theater
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NEW HOLLAND — When it comes
to helping others, Slackers is no slouch. On Sunday, Feb. 9, from 11 a.m.
until 1 p.m., Slackers Bar & Grill of New Holland will serve a fried chicken
dinner with proceeds going to the Arlee Theater's "Beyond 77" digital
Ever since opening Slackers over two
years ago, owners Andy Evers and Jim Renken have gladly helped
worthy causes such as Toys for Tots and the local school programs.
A few months ago, Renken approached
Mason City's Arlee Theater owners, John and Gaye Maxson, about
lending a big hand when he learned that the theater desperately
needed to raise funds for a digital projector. The one-screen
theater's 77-year-old projector still worked, but it would soon be
obsolete as the movie industry did away with 35 mm films and went to
a digital format. Upgrades to the tune of $43,000 were needed for
the nonprofit venue to stay open.
"I think the Arlee is a big plus
for us, and if we lose it, it's gone forever," said Renken, a Mason
City native. "The old Arlee's been there a long time, and it would
be a shame to see it close up. With all the Maxsons have done for
the community and saving the Arlee, we are glad to help. We really
do enjoy trying to make a difference in our small communities."
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So Renken and Evers set the ball
rolling for a dinner for an area with limited Sunday dining
resources. Four pieces of their very popular fried chicken will be
served with mashed potatoes, gravy, corn and a dinner roll. They are
asking $10 per meal.
Advance orders are requested, and
by doing so, carryout meals can be picked up at Slackers or the
Arlee. To place orders, call Slackers at 217-445-2561 Tuesday
through Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. or the Arlee at 217-482-9999.
Dine-in seating is also available at Slackers, 103 W. Lincoln St. in