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‘Sittin’ Pretty’ campaign to renovate Clarksville Fine Arts Center heats up

SoVaNow.com / November 28, 2012
Phase 1 of the Clarksville Fine Arts Center “Sittin’ Pretty” campaign is on track to reach the campaign’s first goal: refurbished seating. With private donations of $19,390 and the Players and the Preservation fund adding $12,500 each, $44,390 comes to within $10,000 of bringing new seating to the building.

While getting the seats refurbished will satisfy the first goal of the campaign, the second goal will take longer: A new lighting system to replace the “museum pieces” that directors now endure and audiences must accept will become the next priority of the $125,000 goal that is the target for Phase I. All users of the facility as well as local business and corporations are being urged to donate whatever they can to restore and improve the 79-year old landmark.

The campaign will continue until the spring, but for those individuals and businesses planning 2012 tax deductions, now might be the optimum time to give to the campaign. All gifts, of any amount, are greatly appreciated and the donors will be recognized in the newspaper and will receive an acknowledgment that can be used for their tax-exempt donation receipt. A gift of $250 and more earns a permanent spot on the lobby wall for the donor’s name. For $500, the giver can designate a name on a plaque that will be affixed to one of the refurbished seats.

It’s possible to choose four lines with up to 26 spaces each to honor or memorialize an individual, an organization, or simply to place one’s name where it will seen for years by those who come to the Fine Arts Center. Donations may be mailed to Fine Arts Center Preservation, P.O. Box 8141, Clarksville.

Many thanks go to these generous folks and companies whose contributions were received by November 25: Buck and Scotti Moore; Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Reamy; Jean S. Crowe; Ed and Eileen Harris; Joey Tucker; O. R. Beamon; Barry and Betty Roberts; Mary Burke and Alex Thompson; Mike and Barbara Cowley; Ann W. Dembroski; Grandfather’s Country Creations; Lucy and Larry Gunther; Larry and Chris Garrison; Judith D. Tillman; Susan and Savannah McKee; William and Frances Eason; Dr. Jeff and Kim Hively; Ed and Nancy Barden; Eddie and Win Baker; Larry and Irene Chapman; Richard and Linda Pulliam; Perry and Priscilla Gilbert; Patricia Weary; S. Joe and Brenda Fariss; Ginnie Murray; Winnie S. Blanks; Lee and Nancy Lipscomb; Clarksville Marina; Mrs. Margaret B. White; Dixie Gee; Mr. and Mrs. Guthrie Goodman; Billy and Judy Wells; Mary Fran Lewis; Edna Neese; Joseph and Sheryl Pelella; Carol Henderson; Rich Henderson; Judy and Julian Williams; Bart Cleary, D.D.S.; Tal and Carol Corbett; Mr. and Mrs. James Lessing; Jerry and Jan Ruppe; Reggie and Jenny Young; Jim and Karen Allen; Donna P. Wilkins; Sherry Walker; George and Margaret Timberlake; Teresa Banyas; Eric and Stephanie Gordon; Peggy Bowlin; Patricia Jutz; Ashley Bullock, Jr.; Russ and Linda Messier; Ralph E. Scott; Jennifer Williamson; Trish Garland; Thomson and Jane Lipscomb; Joe and Betty Noah; Hugh Elliott; Mark and Martha Farlow; Edward and Marcy Daniels; Albert and Patricia Burrows; Leon and Mary Lou Hite; Jeanne M. Capello; and James and Midge Morgan.


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