Community says “Yes” to Arlee

If there was any question about community support for the Arlee Theater, that was resolved at the Dining to go Digital benefit held October 6.

“The outpouring of support for the theater and the community was overwhelming,” said John Maxson, who co-owns the Arlee with wife Gaye Maxson.

“People came from all over; Springfield, Jacksonville, Illiopolis, even the Chicago area,” said Gaye. It is estimated that 750 people attended. “When the day was over and expenses were paid, we had $12,000 to add to the growing account set aside to refit the Arlee with digital equipment needed to keep our doors open.

“With this show of support, we are committed now to working until we raise the $50,000 needed.”

Read more about the Arlee’s Campaign in the Mason City Banner Times.