One of the GSDC six strategic initiatives is to contribute to the planning for and vibrancy of Downtown St. Cloud. To that end we are sharing information about a Paramount Theatre project, located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Cloud. The campaign is near, but has not quite met, its goal. Here’s more info on how you can help.
(Source: Paramount Arts web Site)
“Since the doors to the Paramount Theatre reopened on September 25, 1998, it has truly lived up to the vision of being a showcase for central Minnesota. It serves as a venue for local, regional, and national performers and is a landmark in downtown St. Cloud. The Paramount has become a destination for audiences from central Minnesota and beyond, and it has played a significant role in local economic development.
“The seats in the Theatre are in need of replacement. They are used up to 60,000 times per year, and the new seats are anticipated to have a life of about 50 years. The total cost of this upgrade is $400,000, and the City of St. Cloud has committed to pay for one-half of the cost of this project up to $200,000. The Paramount Arts Resource Trust (PART), the non-profit organization that operates the Theatre, is responsible for raising the balance of $200,000.
“PART is launching the “Take Your Seat … For Act II!” campaign in order to secure sponsors for the new seats. The PART Board of Directors has reached 100 percent participation in this effort and is now extending the call to action to Paramount Theatre supporters.
“Visit www.paramountarts.org/seats for details about how you can be a part of this worthwhile endeavor by sponsoring one or more seats to commemorate yourself, your family, your business, or someone else of your choosing. What a wonderful and unique gift!”
Bravo to these GSDC investors and advocates who are corporate sponsors of this initiative:
Great River Federal Credit Union
Laraway Financial Advisors, Inc.
Pan-O-Gold Baking Company
St. Cloud Industrial Products
Wolters Kluwer Financial Services
WSB & Associates