Almost half of the available seats have been claimed.
Construction crews continue to make headway on renovations to the Bonham Theatre. Walls are being framed, plaster work is coming along and we’ve even started testing the video boards of the new marquee. Soon the auditorium will be ready for the new theatre seats. The renovated auditorium will boast 234 seats. Be sure to stake your claim with a $250 donation and one of those seats will bear your custom inscription.
The Chair-ity Auction for Bonham was held Friday, Nov. 18 at the Fairbury Elks Lodge. Over 120 people gathered together to bid on 18 uniquely designed theatre chairs and together raise over $3000. The auction began online and continued with a live auction featuring auctioneer Justin Schultis of Schultis and Son.
Bonham Chair-ity Auction Winners
Chair Title – Winning Bid – Winning Bidder
1965 International – $625.00 – Brian Stewart
A Little Splash of Disney – $50.00 – Randy Bauer
Albuquerque – $55.00 – Paul Aden
Bonnie & Clyde – $300.00 – Gary LaBass
Deer Hunter – 430.00 – Jeff Holliday
Degas – $60.00 – Debby Ebke
Demask – $165.00 – Randy Bauer
Electrifying – $80.00 – Tim Linscott
For Doggies or Daddies – $60.00 – Jill Davis
Game Boy – $50.00 – Randy Bauer
Land & Water Collide – $170.00 – Trevor Gill
Marvel-ous Rocker – $255.00 – Hali Bielser
Night at the Movies – $50.00 – Randy Bauer
Regal Regina – $150.00 – Deb Weichel
Take a Seed – $50.00 – Teri Starr
The Good Life – $270.00 – Debby Ebke
Theatre of the Constitution – $50.00 – Randy Bauer
Wonderland – $300.00 – Natalie Julin-McCleary
The board would like to thank Westin Packaged Meats, Union Bank, Pure Se’re’nite’ Spa, Husker Rehab, Maatsch’s, Walmart, Thrivent, First National Bank of Fairbury for their donations to this event. A special thank you to Jo Ann Beu and the Fairbury Elks Lodge for a wonderful venue.
Ray’s Apple Market in Fairbury and Best Choice products now make it easier than ever to donate to the Bonham Theatre Project. Fundraising for The Bonham Theatre Project is easy, thanks to the Best Choice label program. Already, more than 11,000 groups are cashing in, using the Save-A-Label program.
The Save-A-Label program is an extremely successful program, which helps non-profit organizations raise money. Currently, there are over 11,000 non-profit groups that participate in the program. These groups earn $.03 for each Best Choice UPC symbol redeemed, with a minimum of 1,000 labels required for redemption. This program represents more than 1.2 million cases of Best Choice products purchased by consumers in one year. “We have thousands of Best Choice products at our store, and they’re all national-brand quality, but at 10% to 20% under the national price. We believe Best Choice is a best-bet for your fund raising needs,” according to Ron Winslow, manager.
Start collecting Best Choice product labels, (be sure to keep the UPCs or “proofs of purchase”) and turn them in at the customer service counter. “The program is all set up and ready to go – just drop off your labels and we take care of the rest,” according to Michelle Hoffman, Ray’s Apple Market employee and Bonham Theatre Project volunteer.
The Bonham Theatre Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reopen the historic Bonham Theatre in downtown Fairbury.
February 2014 – The 2nd annual Bowls For Bonham Soup Luncheon was held this past Sunday in the Tasting Room in downtown Fairbury. More than 125 people attended the event and over $1,500 was raised, according to treasurer, Debby Ebke.
A fundraiser for the Bonham Theatre Project, the Bowls For Bonham event featured specially-designed bowls made by nationally-known artist, Lucky Stradley, which could be purchased for $15. Soup, sandwiches and desserts were served while attendees enjoyed live music provided by Fairbury musician David Hunt.
Bowls are still available at Stagecoach Mall Antiques and Tasting Room, open weekends. “Heart-shaped bowls, new to this year’s event, sold out quickly but more will be available for purchase in approximately three weeks,” according to board member Julie Katz.
The Bonham Theatre Project’s mission is to renovate and reopen the historic theatre as a movie and entertainment venue. Watch for updates online at www.BonhamTheatreProject.org or on facebook at www.Facebook.com/BonhamTheatreProject.