Roof Replacement Grant Received

by mdeayres on November 27, 2012

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.


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  530-468-4181 or visit their website at

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