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1958: Saturday features free movies for children

Lead Summary
Betty Mann, president, Rock County Historical Society

The following appeared in the Rock County Star Herald on April 3, 1958.
Free Movies For Children Saturday
         A free movie extravaganza of cartoons will be enjoyed by Luverne area youngsters Saturday at the Palace Theater here at two special matinee movies.
         There will be one youngster who is going to be made especially happy. A shiny $40 bicycle will be won by a lucky boy or girl.
         The first show will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will end at 3 p.m., when the second show will begin. Drawing for the bicycle will be held between the two shows.
         Several cartoons will be shown to the children in a program entitled “Cartoon Parade.” Each showing will be the same, so town and country children may choose the one they can best attend. The bicycle goes to the child whose name is drawn first.
         Tickets to the free shows were obtained by almost 1,000 children 5 to 12 inclusive who got free bags of Easter candy last Saturday. Enclosed in the bag of candy were coupons with the name of a store on them and the children simply exchanged the signed coupon for their free ticket and their coupon gives them a chance at the bicycle.
         Donations to the Rock County Historical Society can be sent to the Rock County Historical Society, 312 E. Main Street, Luverne, MN 56156.
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