Year Long Fundraising Effort in Schroon Lake to Equip Historic Theatre with Digital Projection Meets Goal
Save the Strand, a committee to raise funds for the digital conversion of the Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake, announces that it has met its goal of raising funds to match the grant that was awarded to the Strand Theatre and the Adirondack Film Society. The Adirondack North Country Association, the guiding organization for the effort, informed theater owner Larry McNamara and committee Chairperson Emily Rossi-Snook that the matching goal amount was met last week.
To celebrate this achievement, supporters of the Save the Strand fund-raising effort met on Saturday, August 16, outside the Strand for a group photo wearing their “I Helped Save the Strand” shirts. Attendees of the photo shoot represent the various ways the community gave to Save The Strand, either through direct donation or at the various fund-raising events held throughout the past year. Included in this group are Schroon Lake business, organization and religious leaders and Save the Strand Committee members Emily Rossi-Snook and Elena Rossi-Snook and Tessie Rossi Visceglie (front center with red blanket) whose family purchased the Strand in 1937. Samantha Tyrrell of Paradox Crafts generously donated the printing of the t-shirts.
Save the Strand Committee Chairperson Emily Rossi-Snook says,
“We all are proud to live in a supportive, creative community and look forward to the movies running once again on Main Street. The appreciation of owners Liz and Larry McNamara is clearly stated in the banner they hung in honor of the community effort. Many donors could not make the photo shoot, but sent their happiness and good wishes. The Save the Strand Committee is now done with their task. It was a rewarding year-long effort; we made many friends and are all so proud to live in a community that is defined by its generosity. Thank you friends!”
For further information, contact Emily Rossi-Snook (518) 532-9232 or email@example.com.
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