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Holden Observes ‘Dale Strate Day’

Dana Kephart
Contributing Writer

This year, 2023, marks the sixth year that the Holden community will come together to observe a special day on February 4, honoring the life and legacy of Dale Strate, hometown son and longtime local businessman.

Dale was called home on January 27, 2017 and was laid to rest on February 4, 2017. Former Holden Mayor Doyle Weeks proclaimed February 4 as “Dale Strate Day” in Holden, in honor of Dale’s longtime service and commitment to this community.

Dale and his wife Linda, (his Arkansas Sweetheart), bought Holden landmark, Strate’s Drive Inn in 1972. They spent the next 40-plus years together serving the citizens of Holden their special down-home flavor of food that the drive-in is famous for.

Strate’s has also been a favorite local hangout for high school kids, as well as…


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