Big check ceremony held at Courthouse

by | May 31, 2018 4:41 pm

   Rain did not dampen the spirits of dozens of community leaders gathered at the Emanuel County Courthouse on Thursday, May 17, to celebrate the presentation of a Fox Theatre Institute Preservation Grant to The Historic Dixie Theatre.

   Fox Theatre Institute Director Leigh Burns noted the organization’s excitement in partnering with the local project, which includes technical support in addition to the $61,576 monetary award. She noted that The Historic Dixie Theatre’s award was the second largest grant given in the organization’s 10-year history.

   Project leaders, including co-chairs Bobby Reeves and Kristin Hall, Mayor Charles Schwabe, and County Commissioner Rusty Lane, offered remarks thanking the Fox Theatre Institute for backing The Historic Dixie Theatre project, as well as local citizens for the continued support that has made the theatre renovation a reality.

   The funds granted by The Fox Theatre Institute were…

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