The Class of 1963 held their 50 year reunion August 9-11. As a part of their Saturday night meal they held a silent auction to raise money in honor of deceased classmates. The funds were then donated to Bonham Theatre Project. Board member Gene Thomas graduated in 1963 and attended the event and promoted awareness of the project, now in its early stages of redevelopment. According to Thomas, “It was a lot of fun and the money raised goes to a great project. The Bonham Theatre was a large part of all our classmates’ memories.”
According to Class of 1963 member Kent Davenport of Lincoln. “The Class of 1963 is pleased to donate $1,963.00 to the Bonham Theatre Project in memory of our deceased classmates. We raised this amount primarily in a silent auction. Many of our classmates brought items from the area in which they live, and all the classmates bid on them. We are proud we raised $1,963 and challenge other classes to raise money at least equal to the year in which they graduated.”
The Bonham Theatre Project is a non-profit organization whose mission is to reopen the historic Bonham Theatre in downtown Fairbury as a movie and entertainment venue. Information about the Bonham Theatre Project can be found online at www.BonhamTheatreProject.org and on Facebook.