Historical group “shows some skin” in theater restoration effort
ST. ELMO, IL — Taking a cue from the recent British film “Calendar Girls,” mature members of the St. Elmo Historical Society recently posed for a “naughty” 2010 calendar. The proceeds from the calendar sales will benefit the Society’s efforts to preserve and restore the Elmo Theater which has been closed for many years.
It reads like a movie: A group of middle-aged — and older — small town residents decide to bare it all — almost — for a good cause. But for a St. Elmo group trying to get an old theater up and running again, its a real way for them to raise money and have some fun.
The St. Elmo Historical Society put together a calendar, featuring some of its members and others in the community seminude. The 2010 “Naughty but Nice!” calendar features women and men ranging in age from 40s to 70s, posing with strategically placed objects so as not to reveal too much. While the photos lack clothing, they are tastefully done, according to historical society member Jennieann Heischmidt, who is Ms. January.
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