Opera house donations greatly appreciated

Letter to the Editor

After we moved to this area over 20 years ago, the” Old Kooskia Opera House Theatre” was in constant use with concerts, melodramas, and live Broadway productions. It was a wonderful focal point of this community, drawing people from miles around to enjoy the excellent entertainment it provided.

Then, as our economy began to decline, many of our talented residents were forced to move to find work elsewhere. Gradually the Kooskia Opera Theatre has become almost forgotten, used only rarely.

A committee of talented men and women has been formed who are excited to bring it back to life and assist our local towns in creating a higher level of culture by providing lessons of every kind: piano, guitar, art, dance, exercise and many others. We will also have a much-needed community center where we can gather for activities, dances, and socializing.

With the support of our community members, we can again instill the joy of good entertainment into the lives of our youth, restore that spirit of unity we once shared, and have more fun developing talents.

Please ‘like’ our Facebook site and share it with your Facebook friends, asking them to ‘like’ our site also. We are still trying to raise $200,000 to purchase this beautiful historic building by selling shares for $500 per share, and with fund-raisers, concerts, etc. Any amount of donation, even $5 to: https://www.gofundme.com/kooskiaoperahouse,  would be greatly appreciated. 

We extend our gratitude to the owners who agreed to give us a 90-day extension. We also are grateful to the many businesses and individuals that have graciously donated and purchased shares, some as many as 10, who don’t even live here. We also recognize the generous match of the Freedom Northwest Credit Union of 50 shares for our community.  Please don’t quit…we are only halfway there.

Laura Earl

Harpster



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