The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

Opinion

April 27, 2013

Showing films to raise funds for Esquire Theater renovation gets thumbs up

ENID, Okla. — Thumbs up for an innovative plan to raise funds for the Esquire Theater’s renovation.

Theater supporters plan a retro movie night with full concessions at Convention Hall during the weekend of May 3-4.

Movies to be shown include “Singin’ in the Rain” with Donald O’Connor at 6:30 p.m. May 3, and the Humphrey Bogart classic “Casablanca” at 9 p.m. May 3.

At 6:30 and 9 p.m. May 4, “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” with Gene Wilder and Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” will be screened.

Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and veterans and $4 for students.

Profits will go to the theater project, acquisition of the building and development of the Esquire Retro Theater in downtown Enid.

Thumbs up to the National Moose Lodge for its support following the donation of a box of plush Tommy the Moose stuffed animals.

The organization makes a yearly donation to the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, which gives out the stuffed animals to children they encounter during stressful situations.

“If we have some kids that have seen some sort of trauma, been in a car wreck or maybe their mom or dad is going to jail, this is something that helps calm them down a bit,” Sheriff Jerry Niles said. “They’re a therapeutic toy.”

Thanks to the Moose Lodge for your support.

Thumbs up to Integris Bass Baptist Health Center for bringing back a familiar face.

Eddie Herrman will assume his new job as president on May 20, succeeding the relocated Jeff Tarrant.

Herrman served as chief nursing officer at Bass for three years, from 2008 to 2011, before taking a similar position at Integris Southwest Medical Center in Oklahoma City. He has been with Integris for a total of five years and boasts a successful track record.

The promotion brings Herrman full-circle in his career. We look forward to having his family return to the Enid community.

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