"Let's be cheerful"! We have no more right to steal the brightness out of the day for our own family than we have to steal the purse of a stranger. Let us be as careful that our homes are furnished with pleasant & happy thoughts as we are that the rugs are the right color and texture & the furniture comfortable and beautiful"! Laura Ingalls Wilder

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

every little bit helps

Back when people drove their boats to the theater.


The Picture above is resurrected from our city's archives.  After being closed for decades the Pine Theater was purchased, renovated and reopened to a thankful public in 2007. Now the Hollywood film industry is doing away with the old way of showing films, everything will now be digital.  Converting to the $80,000 system may not be difficult for the large chains but seems almost impossible to our local small town owners.  It's been a financial struggle for them just to keep the theater open.  The community appreciates having this inexpensive and historic source of  entertainment and many are doing what they can to help.  There are many creative ways to donate, the most successful being the Walk of Fame.  Horseshoes engraved with the name of the donor are being sold for $400.00 each and will be cemented into the entry below the marquis.  That's a great idea but Erin had a good one of her own.   Enter the big guns.

    






 Check out this amazing campaign to save our beloved theater.




Yesterday I gave you our bad news.  Today I happily offer you the good news.  A handful of our home schooled littles with the help of some of our home schooled biggles raised $213.33! And all in just over two hours.  That's how it's done folks.  Just $40,000 more to go.  


Blessings, Debbie  

16 comments:

  1. Wow, congratulations,...that is huge for a lemonade stand! Great job kids! xo

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  2. Good for Erin! Best of luck on the endeavor!

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  3. Well done for the big guns. That is amazing.
    Keep up the good work kids,every little bit helps. If kids can do it, so can individuals, businesses and groups.
    Keep us updated on the progress.

    Bake sales, car wash, yard sales, pie sales, jam sale, silent auction, dinner theatre, spaghetti dinners, cow patty bingo, Karaoke, are some of the ways we use to raise money. We also use business sponsors to help defray the cost of putting on an event.

    Have a great week.
    Hugs,
    JB

    JB

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  4. That's really amazing. Our theater on the town square is now used for live Opry nights on the weekends, and one theater in a nearby town shows vintage movies. I hope you raise enough money to go digital.

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  5. Great news. What a great cause to work for. It would be a shame to miss the theatre. We live in a little town and got a theatre too. I would be so sad if it had to close !!
    Keep up the good work !!

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  6. Oh, I love this! Kids taking charge to help the community. A service project....so sweet. And I love the little banner on the table....it's all about presentation!

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  7. That's amazing, and it is just what this country is supposed to be all about! This is the way folks used to get things done. I love it, and I am clapping for them!

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  8. Wow! What a lot of lemonade they must have sold. I hope that they're suitably pleased with the result. Yeh!

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  9. Now that's a great grass roots movement if I've ever seen one

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  10. Congrats on the fund raising and I hope someone comes through with the lions share for your town:@)

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  11. That is so sweet! It would be nice if it made the news!
    Hmmm...boats parked in town! That is neat!

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  12. Way to go Bigs and Littles! That's how it's done -- hard work and lemonade!

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  13. Awesome. Love those precious little fundraisers! I hope your town makes it to the amount needed! blessings ~ tanna

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  14. How sweet of the kids to help - and who could resist their sweet faces?! I love grassroots efforts like that and hope your theater stays open.

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  15. This is so wonderful! Cheering them on for the next $40,000! :)

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  16. So sweet. Kids need a cause occasionally don't they? Here is hoping the pours in.

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