The State Theatre is in trouble. Long on vision but short on funds, its future appears shaky. There’s a fundraising campaign going on to raise $400,000 by Dec. 31, an amount organizers report they need to keep the place operational through 2016.
The Culpeper Community Christmas Basket Program is beginning its collection of canned food to fill our Christmas food baskets for needy families in Culpeper.
I recently found out that the State Theater is facing some budget shortfalls that could force it to close its doors. As I have enjoyed shows at the theater and am very excited that my children will have an opportunity to participate in the upcoming local production of Charles Dickens " A Christmas Carol" this season, the theater’s potential closing is something that greatly concerns me. I think the theater provides unique opportunities to attend a wide variety of shows and events that one might otherwise have to drive to Richmond or Washington DC to enjoy.
Over the past two weeks, we have all heard a lot about the imminent needs of the State Theatre. I, too, was shocked when I first heard the announcement that the Theatre needed to raise $400,000 by year’s end. And I’m sure, like me, you are wondering why and how this has happened.
Culpeper County is blessed by a large number of charitable organizations whose purpose is to provide assistance to citizens who are in need of a helping hand. While the list is long and impressive I am most familiar with the Mid-Day Lions Club.
On behalf of the Piedmont Area Soap Box Derby Foundation, Inc. and its supporting Board and Committees, I would like to send our Sincere Thanks to the businesses and individuals that participated in our First Annual Piedmont Downhill… A Corporate Challenge (our ADULT Division) on Saturday, November 14.
This week, Friday, Nov. 20 to be exact, marks seven years that I have been at the helm of the Culpeper Times. I’m happy to report that local journalism is alive and well and living in Culpeper.
The Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office will be sponsoring our annual “Santa Cop” program this Christmas season for some of the county’s most needy children. The date for this year’s program will be December 19, 2015. With the holiday season upon us, it is our goal to make this Christmas a very special time for all children, especially those that would miss out on the holiday fun due to circumstances beyond their family’s financial control.
As the largest single employer and expenditure for the county, I believe that Culpeper County Schools require more media coverage. Certainly school sports and student achievement enjoy regular cameos and coverage. That’s nice, but where’s the “real” school news?
Culpeper lost an icon [last Tuesday, Nov. 10]. Maybe more like a landmark.