Letters to the Editor for May 22, 2019

Great community support for CG Theatre

Thank you, Cottage Grove Sentinel, for the coverage of Cottage Theatre’s exciting renovation project, ACT III.

In addition to the grants mentioned in the story, which are indeed key to the project’s success, we are also raising funds by selling seat sponsorships and seeking individual contributions in any amount.

So far, more than 50 people have come forward to put their name on a seat, and there are plenty more seats available for sponsorship.

During the year, the local band FAB (Fabulous Album Band) spearheaded Tony Rust a long-time theater volunteer, actor and director, held two concert fundraisers that raised nearly $4,000.

And on May 4, Cottage Theatre hosted a big yard sale, which raised more than $1,600 towards the project.

A big Thank You to everyone who has come out to support the theater. Since its humble beginnings under a parachute, to its impossible dream of a “real” playhouse, to today’s ACT III remodel, Cottage Theatre owes its success to its many, many dedicated volunteers and its strong community support.

Cottage Grove is about its people, its beauty and its history. Cottage Theatre, a one-of-a-kind gem in the community, offers a very special reason for visitors to come explore and experience all that Cottage Grove has to offer.

—Karen Snyder

Cottage Theatre volunteer and actress

(Editor’s Note: For more information about supporting the theater, future productions or the ACT III project, visit www.cottagetheatre.org.