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To the editor:
Every fall the Princess Theater Board encourage Ringgold County residents to be a part of the Princess Patron campaign. Board members ask residents to help keep our special community theater open by helping with general operating expenses and special projects.
This coming year the board has monthly fundraising ideas to help with costs, but the Princess Patron campaign is one in which a lot of people like to take part.
Anyone can be a Princess Patron with any amount of donation. With a $25 donation, you can be a bronze patron, $50 is a silver patron, $100 you would be considered a gold patron, and over $100 is called a platinum patron. The board will accept any amount of donation no matter how big or small. And donors’ names reaching bronze level or above will be displayed on the big screen before each movie.
This year the theater did receive its tax exempt 501C3 designation, so the theater does now have some opportunities with grants and such. The board will be working on applying for several of those. Any donations to the theater can be a tax write off for the donor.
The board asks that any Ringgold resident or any person with Ringgold County ties consider becoming a Princess Patron. For most movies, most of our admission gate goes back to the movie company, so our concession stand is what helps with our costs. It is getting increasingly harder to pay our bills and keep up the beautiful building. Our digital equipment and marquee on the front of the building is expensive, and like any business it takes a good amount of cash flow to keep running.
In this paper this week, there is an ad that you can clip and send back to the theater address with your donation. Or any board member would gladly take your donation as well. The following are Princess board members: Martha Landphair, Jane Lawhead, Shaun Kniep, Heidi Albaugh, Nina Dugan, Kristi Sackett, Callie Elwood, Pam Poore, and Angi Dodge. Karen Bender is the Princess manager.
We have a wonderful community and without your support, we would no longer be able to provide movies and live entertainment to our fans. Please help us keep the theater strong and vital.