Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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March 2, 2009

Youthful performers act out

Try to raise money for theater

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Villines said the amount of money generated in such a short time indicates a swell of support for the theater.

“Ever since we announced this campaign we already had checks coming into the office. We have not had a single day to pass that we didn’t have a number of checks coming in,” she said.

Brock said that puts the theater at a little over a third of the way toward reaching its goal.

“But we’re not out of the woods yet. This is a lot of people doing what they can and a lot of people who don’t want to see anything happen to this theater and that’s really good to know,” he said.

Several people are reaching out to help the theater in its time of need, including its Young Performers Acting Group.

Felicia Fisher has only been involved with the group for a year, yet when she learned the theater was strapped for cash and could possibly close she came up with an idea for a fundraiser.

“It just came to me one day,” said the Glasgow High School junior.

Fisher’s idea was to talk to Glasgow restaurants about donating a portion of their profits on a specific night to the theater.

“I had remembered we had done this for band at Zaxby’s in Glasgow,” she said.

So Fisher spoke to officials at Zaxby’s, Buckhead Cafe, Dairy Queen, Wendy’s, Sonic and McDonalds. Not all of the restaurants agreed to help, but a few did. Fisher is hoping the Young Performer’s Acting Group can raise $1,500.

Travis Bishop, also a Glasgow High School student, doesn’t want to see the theater close either.

“If we lose this theater it would be such a devastating loss to everybody,” he said. “I love this place. I’ve been here since 2003. I’ve learned so much here. It’s like my second home.”

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