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Cowboy Poetry November 12th SVB @ The Avery Series To Benefit Valley Oaks Seniors

Etna Fire Department Christmas Show December 3rd SVB @ The Avery Series To Benefit The Etna Fire Department

On behalf of the Scott Valley Lions Club, president Barbara Gussman hands Madeleine Ayres a check for $1000.00 to be used for renovating the costume shop at the Avery Theatre. Using all volunteer labor, the committee will reconfigure the current space in the Avery, adding shelving, lighting and hanging units to better organize the many costumes, props and supplies. The Etna Methodist Church volunteered a room in their facility to store all of the costumes until the renovation is completed. “This is a real community effort. The generosity of the Lions Club will make this long overdue dream a reality for the Avery,” said Ayres.

A New Roof for the Avery!

Thanks to the McConnell Foundation, the Avery Theatre will be weather tight for another generation. A generous grant made the renovation possible and the combined hard work of the board, funding agencies and local contractors, the historic Avery received a new roof in June. Thanks to all who worked on this project!

Scott Valley Theatre Company Board members and Northern California Resource Center Director displaying the grant notification letter from The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation, From left to right: Larry Alexander (SRCF); SFTC Board: Madeleine Ayres, Greg Lindholm, Jean Bury, Rick Anderson and Sophia Spontylides. The grant will fund a new roof at the Avery Theatre.

Roof Replacement Grant Received

The Scott Valley Theatre Company is pleased to announce the The McConnell Fund of the Shasta Regional Community Foundation has approved their grant application to the Avery Theatre for roof replacement. This sizeable grant will fully fund a major piece of the Avery renovation campaign which includes all aspects of the theatre building. “The board has prioritized many key projects to rejuvenate the Avery building which is fifty-five years old and, while still a beauty, definitely needs some updating and renovation,” said board president, Rick Anderson.

The grant process was collaborative with all members of the board weighing in. When all pieces were completed, Larry Alexander executive director of Northern California Resource Center, put the grant together and submitted it to the Shasta Regional Community Foundation whose board of Directors evaluated the proposal and approved the grant.
“We are thrilled to be a part of history as we caretake this lovely old building for the future audiences of Scott Valley,” added Anderson. Last year alone, the Avery hosted eighteen live events and many nights of rehearsals. Many community organizations utilize the Avery stage for their performances, including the College of the Siskiyous,The Siskiyou Big Band and Etna High School. The Avery Theatre hosts many community musical nights and professional groups as well. Scott Valley Bank and the Scott Valley Theatre Company are partners in supporting local non profit groups and using live performances as fund raisers. “The Avery Theatre is the cultural heart of Scott Valley and a new roof will ensure that the theatre will be around for another generation of performers and audiences,” added board member Madeleine Ayres.
For more information about the Avery or to book a show, call Rick Anderson at  530-467-4181 or visit their website at www.scottvalleytheatrecompany.org.