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Sugar Grove Senior Center benefit to feature ‘Stooges’ clips

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

SUGAR GROVE – After The Salvation Army ended its twice-weekly golden diners program in summer 2011, Chris Walker and his wife began monthly potluck lunches to fill the void.

Each of the Sugar Grove Senior Center lunches average about 30 people, he said. The meals don’t receive any “real funding,” so he was looking for a fun, inexpensive and different fundraiser for them.

His idea? A benefit named Three Stooges; Four Refreshments.

He said the inspiration came from his teenage son, who saw the 2012 film, “The Three Stooges,” without knowing it was based off the slapstick comedy team The Three Stooges.

Walker welcomes the public to stop in, grab a quick bite to eat and watch the Stooges from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 19 at the Sugar Grove Community Building, 141 Main St.

Admission is $1. Chili, hot dogs, popcorn and soda will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Sugar Grove Senior Center, specifically the monthly potluck lunches. The lunches give seniors a chance to get home-cooked meals and participate in social activities such as bingo, Walker said.

Call 630-777-7961 for information. Donations also may be sent to Sugar Grove Senior Center, P.O. Box 216, Sugar Grove, IL 60554.

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