Calico County Reopens with Charity Event

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Courtesy Calico County Facebook page

After a fire shut them down in November, a River Valley favorite known for its country cooking is back in business and giving back in the process.

Calico County will reopen Sunday (Aug. 4) with a two-night ticketed event aimed at raising money for three Fort Smith charities.

The premiere nights will be held Sunday and Monday.  Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. each evening at the restaurant located at 2401 S. 56th St.

A $60 ticket includes meals and beverages for up to four people. You must have a ticket to attend the event. Calico County is also raffling off the first dozen cinnamon rolls baked in the restaurant for $1.

The event benefits Girls, Inc., Community Services Clearinghouse, Inc., and Good Samaritan Clinic

There are still tickets available. Purchase tickets by calling Girls, Inc., located 1415 Old Greenwood Road, at (479) 782-0375 or online by pressing the “Donate Now” button and entering “Calico County Premiere Night” in the comment section. Credit cards accepted.

Or tickets can be purchased in person with cash or check at Community Services Clearinghouse, 420 Wheeler Ave., or the Good Samaritan Clinic, 615 N. B St.

Calico County will open to the general public Tuesday (Aug. 6) at 6:30 a.m.

On Nov. 26, the restaurant was heavily damaged by an overnight fire that was believed to have started in the kitchen area. It also put more than a dozen people out of work.The following day, Calico County owners vowed to take care of their employees and pay them until the business reopened with insurance money.

Customers have eagerly awaited news of their reopening for the last eight months. Click here for more coverage of the fire and cleanup efforts.

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