Celebrate the Station Theatre!

$26,208 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 208 people in 36 months
Kay Holley
for Celebration Company at the Station


We just finished our Midwinter push for online fundraising, I know. And with your help, we raised an additional 5-6,000 dollars just in this period, We topped out at over $17,500.00 raised since this site first opened with our new chair campaign. 

I hate to have to come back to this so soon. But the theatre has a true emergency on its hands! So I am raising the fundraising goal to $25,000. 

On Tuesday, February 6, a driver came over the tracks in the snow (from the lot of the business just North of us), lost control of his truck, and took down one of our classic street lamps and then careened into the corner of our historic old theatre where our dressing rooms are.

As you can see above, the truck left a very large hole right on the corner of the building, bringing down brickwork that is over 100 years old. Because it happened on private property, the UPD decided not to ticket him. So we have a problem.

According to Rick Orr, our Artistic Director,  quoted in today's News-Gazette: "The truck can't be moved until a structural engineer looks at it, There is some concern the entire wall could fall." Orr said the truck smashed into the theater's lower dressing room, which he said used to be a coal-delivery location when the building was a railroad station.

Clearly with a building such as ours, the expense of repairs may be very high. So I am asking you once again, to consider making a gift specifically for this emergency!
We know that our friends and supporters will do what they can--and we will be very grateful for every cent we raise toward this set-back. If you can't help financially, please keep us in your thoughts!

As always, we are grateful for your continued support!

Thank you!
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Station Theatre Board:
Rick Orr, Thom Schnarre, Thom Miller, Carolyn Kodes, Latrelle Bright, Bradley Ashby, Nic Morse, Janjay Knowlden, Kvn Tadjea, Sheila Parinas, and Mitch Keepes-England, ex officio member.

We applaud YOU!

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As a member of the Board of the Station Theatre, I am hosting a Midsummer PUSH to raise funds for some much needed projects at the theatre. Let me tell you about just a few of these projects:
1. We need to update our bathrooms! It has been decades since the bathrooms were created or updated. We would like to renovate them and bring them into the 21st century, for the comfort and convenience of our patrons and friends.
2. The performance floor in the space really needs to be redone. You may not be aware that a stage floor is a slightly specialized creature. Ours is not in the best shape. This will help rid us of unwanted hills and valleys, soft spots and creaks, which can only help us make our shows better!
3. We would like to replace the old pews in the lobby. The are very old, and have been repaired numerous times. For the comfort and safety of ALL, we would like to put in something new.

Please consider making a donation this summer so that we can raise the funds now! Then we can use our next two production breaks (mid August to mid October and mid December to mid January) to try to get some of the work going!

As always, we are grateful for your continued support!

Thank you!
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Now that we have our chairs, there are some other projects that we'd like to bring to fruition. These include: : a long overdue production budget update/increase, a search for rehearsal and/or storage space, technological improvements that will bring the theatre into the 21st century, and new signage on our Boneyard River Walk side. (We anchor the Broadway Avenue side of the new Boneyard walk)
Boneyard River Walk
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Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Thanks to your generosity, we now have all new chairs at the Station Theatre--2 months earlier than we planned. We went over our $10,000 goal in only 8 months. Come and try them out very soon!
We will keep this GoFundMe site going as an online donation site. I will update you on new projects that we hope to accomplish with your help.
New chairs Fall 2016 --THANK YOU!
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Hey, look at us!! I can't tell you how grateful I am for your support. We are almost there! Just think of sitting in comfort while you watch a great show such as
Steve K., Gary A., David B.
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$26,208 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 208 people in 36 months
Created October 8, 2015
Funds raised will benefit:
Celebration Company at the Station
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Urbana, IL
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Erica Tiedemann
7 months ago

Bill says we better help out because no one likes to change into costume on a winter night in a dressing room with a truck-size hole in the wall.

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