Popcorn Tavern raises more than $10,000 for those affected by downtown fire

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – The Popcorn Tavern has announced they raised $10,212 for those affected by last month’s downtown fire at the India Curry House.

On Saturday, the Popcorn hosted a benefit with free food and beer, and there was a silent auction held next door at Bridges Church.

“It’s an absolutely amazing feeling. You’ve done all this work to put this event together and you just hope that everyone comes down and shows up, and when it happens, the community shows up,” said Organizer Steve Keating. “That’s one of the coolest things about La Crosse as a community.”

People showed up in droves.

Organizers say 500-600 people came by throughout the fundraiser and every auction item was sold.

The Popcorn Tavern is keeping the giving spirit alive on Friday with live music by The Remainders.

The $10 cover charge profits will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse.

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Popcorn Tavern announces funds raised for those affected by downtown fire