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August 27, 2013

Spaghetti Western Theater event set for Friday night

McALESTER — It’s not too late to buy tickets for the Spaghetti Western Theatre, a night of dinner and entertainment at the Grand Event Center to benefit historic Old Town McAlester, organizers say.

It happens Friday night at 7 and it’s not just a night of entertainment. It’s also an opportunity to see the inside of the Grand Event Center at 225 E. Carl Albert Pkwy,

For nearly 100 years, the building was home to the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church of McAlester — and later First United Methodist Church — before it was purchased earlier this year by Eddie Gray, owner of the Whistle Stop Bistro in Old Town.

Gray is also president of the McAlester Old Town Association.

Friday night’s Spaghetti Western Theatre begin with a  spaghetti dinner with all the trimmings served beginning at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the center followed by a  live talent show in the auditorium, according to Wes Carter public relations manager for the center.

Carter said it looks like its going to be full night of fun.

“We’ve had a great response. so far we have at least 10 acts signed up,” Carter said.

He said many of the particpants are musicians and so far there is one band competing in the show.

He said the winner of the talent show will be chosen by the audience and will receive a paid spot worth $250 to perform at the Oct. 5 Wild West Festival in Old Town McAlester.

Carter said the money raised will go to improve McAlester.

“Proceeds will benefit the development of McAlester’s Historic Old Town District,” he said.

Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased at the Whistle Stop Bistro, 2700 N. Main St. or at the door the night of the show.

For more information call 918-423-8620.

Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.

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