After 20 years, Elks Club fixture hanging up apron
At age 84½, Emmy Bengtson is retiring from putting on the Elks Club fried chicken dinners. Along with her sister, she fed up to 300 people two Sundays each month.
Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am
SHENANDOAH, Iowa — Shenandoah's fried chicken dinner icon is retiring next month at age 84½.
For 20 years, Emmy Bengtson and her sister Mary Ann Waltz worked side by side cooking for the chicken dinner buffet at the Elks Club, feeding up to 300 people two Sundays each month.
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Sunday, June 16, 2013 12:00 am.