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INDEPENDENCE – The Malek Theatre Basis celebrated the 75supth/sup birthday of the storied motion picture theatre all Saturday afternoon, October 23.

There had been two silent auctions, a vintage car or truck exhibit, and new music from the Bluetone Jazz Emsemble.

According to party committee chair Barbra Paull, eleven classic auto proprietors from Independence, Quasky, and Jesup donated their time to assist the celebration. The lineup integrated a 1941 Packard, 1929 Product A, 1951 Ford, 1967 Chevelle, 1959 El Camino, 1968 Oldsmobile, 1964 Chevy Impala, 1970 Grand Prix, 1954 Ford, 1940 Ford, and 1947 Ford.

“The purple donation box acquired $475 from donors at this event,” stated Paull.

Allerton Brewing Corporation served as host for the initially silent auction, exactly where 20 present baskets were being highlighted. The baskets included tickets for reside performances, a resort area in addition evening meal, winery tour and tasting for eight people today, floral arrangements, and gift certificates.

The auction netted $2,250.

The second auction was hosted by The Crowbar, in which 30 solely new selections of present baskets ended up featured. Objects for sale integrated framed movie posters, a glass pumpkin punch bowl established, a picnic basket, a lot of reframed vintage Malek Theatre and spouse and children images, and a freshly produced LED neon Malek marquee reproduction created by Casey Stoner of Signals and A lot more. The 2nd auction created $3,041.

Even though at The Crowbar, contributors loved birthday cake donated by Delightful Design Cakes by Kathy. The honor of slicing the cake went to Melody Malek Rowe, who was married to Bobby Malek right up until his untimely demise from most cancers in 2001.

BlueTone Jazz Collective, consisting of Japanese Iowa experienced musicians and vocalists carried out a mixture of Blues, Dixieland, and terrific American songbook selections.

“A exclusive thank you to the band for bringing joy, smiles, and enjoyment to our function,” reported Paull. “Thanks also to the typical car or truck homeowners for the probability to see automobiles that are not normally observed. Big many thanks to Lucas Gray and the team at Allerton Brewry and to Dawn Schafer and her workers at The Crowbar for the venues.”

The arranging committee labored for several months to make the event a achievement. The committee was chaired by Carrie Brown assisted by her husband Tim Brown, Nikki West, Karen Connell, Juliet and Kevin Toulouse, Valarie Orcutt, with Barbara Paull as the Coordinator. The function was made achievable by financial donations in the quantity of $1,720 from associates of the neighborhood prior to the party.

“Thanks to all who donated objects to the auctions,” stated Paull. “Thank you to all who attended the activities and held the bidding energetic. You served a good offer in the accomplishment of the celebration. We hope you liked on your own and you had some enjoyable. Happy Birthday Malek Theatre!”

The total fundraiser raised $7,785 toward the objective to comprehensive the previous period of the roof mend task for the Malek Theatre.