Helping to Save a Local NH Theatre Could Score You Some Goodies, Too
When it comes down to it, cities/towns aren't made solely by the borders that land surveyors say make it up -- it's the people that makes the city. The residents build up the community, not just the borders or businesses.
And you know your community is next-level when an iconic part of it is threatened with having to go away, and residents band together to put a stop to it (or at least try to.)
That's what's happening right now in Dover, New Hampshire. According to a GoFundMe page titled "Save The Strand 2020" -- the iconic Strand Theatre on Third Street in Dover is at risk of having to close down.
The Strand has been a staple of Dover for 100 years, from vaudeville performances in the early days, to showing the latest 007 movies throughout the years and presently offering family-friendly events and offering private rentals.
Regardless of the state of the world right now (we're looking at you, COVID), The Strand is STILL offering various performing arts and entertainment, through both in-person and video stream. But, like many non-profits, the struggle from a year of below-normal attendance is taking its toll, and the possibility that doors may have to close permanently is setting in.
The Strand isn't going out without a fight, though, as noted by the GoFundMe page mentioned earlier. On top of that, with certain donation increments come certain perks for being a solid human being. For donations of $50 or more, two tickets will be provided for an upcoming performance at The Strand that will remain valid through December 2021.
For those that step up huge and donate $100 or more, well, this is where you can see the love that businesses and non-profits have for each other in Dover. Because for donations of $100 or more, resident artist from The Art Center on Washington Street in Dover, Deborah J. Janelle, will provide a signed and numbered fine art print of The Strand. Seriously, look how amazing these look.
As of this writing, $2,575 of The Strand's $100,000 has been raised. If you'd like to help save a piece of Dover Cultural History...