Give the Gift of Theatre, Arts and Culture
May we suggest a wonderful gift-giving idea for someone who “has everything,” someone you want to honor, remember or just surprise? It’s also a lovely way to give back to our community and it’s tax deductible! It is a donation to Valley Theater Company, the not-for profit 501(c)(3) organization that owns and operates the historic Princess Theatre.
VTC relies on donations, building rentals, sponsorships, program advertisers and audiences for funds to present a season of live theatre and to maintain this wonderful old building as a community arts, culture and events center.
Thanks to donations like yours, VTC was able to completely replace the roof on the Green Room in August 2016 after it began leaking into the men’s room January 2016. Because of a generous grant from the Kinsman Foundation, VTC will be repairing, improving and painting the facade of both the Princess Theatre and the Green Room in early 2017. But there are always more repairs needed, equipment in need of replacing or upgrading (both inside and out), and improvements we’d like to make.
You may have noticed that some of the letters on the Princess’ neon sign were out for most of 2016…again. Since January 2015, VTC has spent more than $2200 repairing this almost 70-year-old Prosser landmark sign. A repair in Fall 2015 even replaced what is believed to be one of the original transformers. A portion of the grant from the Kinsman Foundation is helping us repair the sign again, but these repairs are only a temporary solution. A complete retrofit and refurbishment of this aging neon sign has been recommended, with all new transformers, wiring, and energy-efficient LED lights that keep the historical look of the neon, at an estimated cost of at least $45,000. Additional grant opportunities are being pursued for this long-term goal. In the meantime, donations from patrons like you can help VTC keep the sign fully lighted.
To make a donation, simply send a check to: VTC Princess Theatre, 1228 Meade Avenue, Prosser WA, 99350. You may also donate online at https://squareup.com/store/valley-theater! We will provide a receipt for tax purposes. If you have any questions, please feel welcome to call 509-786-2180.