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Hoopeston

October 13, 2013

Lorraine theaters sold to unnamed buyer

HOOPESTON — The Lorraine theaters have been sold. Jim Richards, president of the Lorraine Foundation, announced the sale of the Lorraine and Lorraine II to an unnamed buyer at a foundation public meeting on Oct. 3.

“The Lorraine has been sold,” Richards said, “and when closed, will be donated to the foundation.”

The closing is expected this month and the keys turned over to the foundation on a date to be determined with the purchaser.

During the waiting period, the foundation is in the process of preparing for its first full fundraiser — spaghetti dinner, noon-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Fast Lanes Bowling Alley, 719 W. Elm St. The dinner will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, tea, coffee or lemonade. A freewill donation is requested.

There also will be a 50/50 drawing and carry-outs available during the afternoon.

Membership levels, grants, and more fundraising events are being planned to help with the renovation of the Lorraine.

Donations also are welcome and can be sent to MainSource Bank, 323 E. Main St.; Community Bank of Hoopeston, 223 Bank St., or Iroquois Federal Savings & Loan Association, 511 S. Dixie Hwy., Hoopeston, IL 60942. Checks are to be made out to Save The Lorraine Foundation.

Volunteers still are needed to help with the clean up and renovation of both theaters and for the spaghetti dinner. Members of the foundation and other volunteers will serve the spaghetti.

For information about the foundation, to volunteer for an event, clean up crew or to join the Save the Lorraine Foundation, contact president Jim Richards at 283-6111 or e-mail: richarjester@gmail.com; or Keith Catron at kccatron@sbcglobal.net.

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