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Archive for Monday, August 12, 2013

40 years ago: Elks Club experiments with dinner theater

August 12, 2013

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Aug. 12, 1973:

  • The Elks Club in Lawrence was looking into the idea of starting a dinner theater in the Lawrence community. The club was testing its idea with the production of three one-act comedies next month, drawing on community actors for the cast. Dan Ketter, manager of the club, spoke today of his hope that "Lawrence appreciates it and is willing to support it." The one-acts were to be performed during the dinner meal at the club and were to be open to the public.
  • Tom Patchen was pictured in today's Journal-World as he prepared to lead a crew in a neighborhood clean-up. Patchen, chair of the project sponsored by the East Lawrence Improvement Association, had assembled his volunteer crew for a day of trash pick-up and offering assistance to neighborhood residents on moving heavier objects. A city sanitation department packer truck and a flat bed truck were assisting in the endeavor.
  • Beginning the following week, Lawrence residents over 62 years old were to be able to ride the mini-bus sponsored by the Douglas County Council on Services to the Aging, Inc. Passengers were to be charged a one-way fare of 25 cents and were required to make reservations the day before their ride.

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