Quincy News

Poodle skirts and carhops -- for a cause

By Herald-Whig
Posted: Jun. 13, 2018 9:30 am

QUINCY -- If you remember poodle skirts, homemade milkshakes and carhops you might want to check out Salem Evangelical United Church of Christ's 50's Style Drive-In Diner on Saturday.

The church at 435 S. Ninth is hosting the 4 to 6:30 p.m. event to benefit the Great River Honor Flight program.

"We have already received donations from groups who have given gift cards (in support of the program)," said. Barb Edwards, office manager at the church. "We are hoping this will be the first of more events like this."

The "diner" will be headquartered in the church parking lot, accented by popular music from the 1950s, plus patriotic scores. Invasion Entertainment will coordinate the music.

Carhops will take orders that will include burgers, hot dogs, fries and soda.

"And our famous homemade milkshakes," Edwards said.

The Muddy River Riders men's motorcycle club and the Rainbow Girls, a local youth group, will assist Salem church members.

"The carhops will be dressed in 1950s costumes and take orders at the cars, but there will also be seating inside the church," Edwards said.

More information is available by calling Salem Church at 217-222-0601.

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