Harvest Moon reaches its fundraising goal

Harvest Moon Drive-In logoThe Paxton (IL) Record reports that the Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In (Gibson City) reached its fundraising goal of $165,000 and will reopen for a new season on March 29. We’ve been following this saga on Carload here and here.

Manager Ben Harroun said that he’s waiting to hear from his supplier to know when the new digital projection equipment will be installed. In addition, the money will be used to refurbish the marquee, snack bar, gift shop and restrooms, and the old-time carousel will be painted with a new canopy.

More than 800 individuals and companies donated to the fundraiser, and on Tuesday, a $10,000 donation from Neal Tire & Auto in Gibson City put them over the top. For more details, go check out that article.

Update: Pantagraph.com, apparently tied in with the Gibson City Courier, provides a few more details and a really nice photo of the Harvest Moon’s marquee.