Friends and funding help local theater

The Town Hall Theatre has enjoyed a busy few months of community support, making possible some facility repairs and welcome steps forward that are adding character to the downtown Quincy landscape.

On a sunny fall day, 11 volunteers spent a couple of morning-hours removing the old, failing roof to make way for a new one. The project was a year in the waiting for the much needed repair.

“The theater and rental offices have suffered many years of leaks and patch jobs, so this was a very happy project to see completed,” said Plumas Arts Director Roxanne Valladao.

“Just to remind us of the need for the new roof, we suffered an unexpected evening rainfall that blew the tarps off the roof and rain into the offices and theatre bathrooms,” added Valladao.

Thankfully, Skyline Home Improvements was right on target getting the new roof on in short order.

The back wall also suffered from leaks that were repaired earlier this summer when the wall was resurfaced in preparation for the mural that is being brought to life by muralist Rafael Blanco. A National Endowment for the Arts grant is providing funds for his fee.

The facility repairs have been funded with a generous donation from Wells C. (Captain Carl) Clark who loved the theater, one of very few small town theaters still thriving thanks to the devotion of Plumas Arts. Carl’s Legacy provides Plumas Arts with a dedicated fund for facilities and an endowment that will help to keep the community arts agency solvent so that it can continue to maintain the two historic buildings under its care.

Other Town Hall Theatre projects planned for completion before the snow flies this year are a new awning for the front rental offices and the mural completion.

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