Neal Tire & Auto Service donated $10,000 today to Harvest Moon Drive In to make sure that the drive in would be able to open for the 2013 season. The Harvest Moon Twin Drive In Movie Theatre in Gibson City was faced with the challenge of keeping their business open for the 2013 season, due to necessary and expensive equipment upgrades. The owners, the Harroun family, made a public request for help to raise the money needed.
Neal Tire & Auto Service stepped in to help, spearheading a campaign to donate $25 for each oil change performed at their Gibson City and Bloomington facilities. However, as the deadline approached, Scott Carlon of Neal Tire & Auto Service decided to donate the entire $10,000 amount requested in order to help save the movie theater.
With the success of Neal Tire & Auto Service facilities in Bloomington and Gibson City’s Have a Heart- Save the Drive In fund, the Harvest Mood Drive In will be open for business for another season.
“When I heard about the Drive In needing to raise money to stay open, I knew we had to find a way to help,” said Scott Carlon, Director of Marketing for Neal Tire & Auto Service. “We know it is an icon in one of the communities we call home, and that people come from all over to enjoy the theater. We couldn’t stand by and watch it close.”
Several thousand dollars were raised with the help of loyal Bloomington and Gibson City Neal Tire & Auto Service
customers, but Neal Tire wanted to make sure the Harvest Moon had what it needed to reopen for the 2013 season.