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Shakey’s taste returns to Elkhart at Knights of Columbus fundraiser

The Knights of Columbus’ annual chicken and mojo dinner fundraiser will bring the taste of Shakey’s back to Elkhart, if only for a day.

Tickets are on sale now for the event, which will be from noon to 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at 112 E. Lexington Ave. Proceeds from the dinner, the club’s largest fundraiser of the year, go to scholarships, donations to the community and food baskets the club gives out in December.

The meal will feature chicken and potato dishes locals might remember from Shakey’s, a beloved pizza parlor which closed its doors in Elkhart years ago.

The dinner is all-you-can-eat, according to KOC officer Steve Riikonen, and will also feature salad and fresh bread. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-serve basis from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday to Friday in the club room at 112 E. Lexington Ave. in Elkhart.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 5 to 13. Children younger than five years old get in free, Riikonen said.

This is the fourth year for the fundraiser, which has sold out the past three years, according to Riikonen. The Knights give out about $60,000 in food and donations every year in Elkhart County.


Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story named the wrong date when Shakey’s closed in Elkhart. Flavor 574 regrets the error.

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