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'Hometown Humor' to feature local talent, raise money for Operation Renovation

On January 25, the Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre will host another fundraising event for Operation Renovation. "Hometown Humor" will feature Tina and Lena, the Hot Dishes, Skilly and Duff, Hilda Finkbinder and Pa, and UnCommon S...

On January 25, the Alexandria Area Arts Association (AAAA) Theatre will host another fundraising event for Operation Renovation.

"Hometown Humor" will feature Tina and Lena, the Hot Dishes, Skilly and Duff, Hilda Finkbinder and Pa, and UnCommon Scents.

The emcees for the evening are Harland Angen and Jerry VanKempen.

This fundraising event will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 25.

Tickets are $15 and are available at the AAAA box office, which is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances.

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Money raised from this event will go to Operation Renovation - a capital fundraising campaign that will pay for major improvements at the AAAA Theatre in downtown Alexandria.

The cost of the project is estimated at $150,000 and will include redesigning the front of the building ($70,000); installing a fire alarm system ($50,000); upgrading and improving shop and dressing room areas ($17,000); installing air conditioning in the front lobby ($10,000); and stage floor re-application ($3,000).

For more information about the event or about the Operation Renovation project, contact the AAAA box office at (320) 762-8300 or visit its Web site at www.AlexandriaAreaArts.org .

Also, watch for more information in an upcoming Entertainment article in the Echo Press.

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