Roof Crew (left to right) Ron Logan, Zach Russell, Will Lombardi, Jim Schaber, Dale Ready, Bob Mackel, John Wooller, Jeff Glover, Michael Rodriguez and Wayne Cartwright. Not pictured Wes Mead.
FRIENDS & FUNDING HELP THE TOWN HALL THEATRE
The Town Hall Theatre has enjoyed a busy few months of community support making possible some much needed facility repairs and welcome steps forward that are adding character to the downtown Quincy landscape.
On a sunny Fall day, eleven volunteers spent a couple of morning hours removing the old failing roof to make way for the new one. The project was a year in the waiting for the much needed repair.
“The theatre and rental offices have suffered many years of leaks and patch jobs, so this was a very happy project to see completed,” explains 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 raining into the offices and theatre bathrooms.” 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 has is being brought to life by muralist Rafael Blanco to a resounding chorus of rave reviews. A National Endowment for the Arts grant is providing funds for his artist fee.
The facility repairs have been funded with a generous donation from Wells C. (Captain Carl) Clark who loved the theatre, one of very few small town theatres 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 they can continue to maintain the two historic building that have been placed under their care.
Other Town Hall Theatre projects planned for completion before the snow flies this year are new awning for the front rental offices and the completion of the mural on the back wall of the theatre.