The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

October 18, 2012

Gaslight Theatre is hoping to raise $15,000 to help pay for much-needed equipment

ENID, Okla. — We hear the term quality of life all the time.

Simply put, quality of life refers to those things that make a community a great place to live. In Enid, we have a wide range of such things, including great parks and Enid Symphony Orchestra.

Another great piece in the quality-of-life puzzle is Gaslight Theatre. Gaslight annually presents several plays throughout the year. It also has Gaslight Teens, which seeks to get youths involved in the community and theater.

Now, Gaslight is asking for some help from the community.

The board of directors for Gaslight has set a goal of raising $15,000 to pay for new equipment.

One good thing about the fundraising effort, it will be matched two-for-one by Park Avenue Thrift, meaning the $15,000 raised by Gaslight will become $45,000.

Some of the items Gaslight would like to buy are: a new dimmer pack and light board for the technical room; new stage legs (the curtains on the side of the stage that hide the off-stage area); a new sound system for the Turpin Theater, which is used for First Friday Cabaret and Third Thursday musical sessions; a hearing-assist system that will help theater-goers hear the actors and actresses better; carpet cleaning; headsets for the tech booth workers; and display screens in the lobby.

 Gaslight Theatre is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible contribution. For information on how to donate, go to Gaslight’s website, gaslightthreatre.org, and click on donations.

We encourage everyone who can to give to this worthy effort.

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