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BV Community Theatre Board makes annual donation to school for Roxy use

Thursday, October 4, 2007

The Buena Vista Community theatre board presented a check for $1,528.79 to the Alta School this week. The monies are half of the profits made during the summer performance of "Carousel."

For the past seven years, as records indicate, the theatre board has made a donation to the school, which owns the Roxy and allows the presentations to take place in the summer and provides a meeting spot for the board to meet, in the amount of $11,000. The funds are used for a variety of purposes.

The BV Community theatre has been in existence actually since 1991 when the school district offered the use of the historical building for their performances.

"Alta is a vibrant, progressive town and that isn't just by chance," said board member Steve Tjaden. "Community groups have done an impressive job of forming partnerships to get things done."

He praises the relationship between the theatre board, city and school.

"I have found community leaders in Alta to be open to new ideas and at the same time, do a good job of balancing ideas for community improvement with fiscal responsibility. The relationship that BVCT and Alta Community Schools has is a great example of that. The partnership helps preserve a historic building in Alta and provide a venue for school and community performances. Both groups contribute, we all benefit."

The board member continued by saying, " I was honored to be asked to join the BVCT board and as long as they don't ask me to act, dance or sing, it will be a great experience."

The Roxy has been a top priority for the school and maintaining its superbness is important. The Roxy has received a new roof, new restrooms and new windows recently. Currently, the lobby is being refurbished. It is hoped in the near future to make the theatre handicap accessible.

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