Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will provide supplemental funding to support the Bonham Theatre Project, according to BTP board member Jan Knobel. The Bonham Theatre Project is planning its next fundraiser entitled, “Bowls For Bonham,” a soup and sandwich luncheon scheduled for Sunday, February 24th at the Burkley Family Center from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Bonham Theatre Project, whose mission is to rehabilitate and reopen the historic Bonham Theatre as an arts and entertainment venue in downtown Fairbury.
According to Knobel, “Several members of the board of directors for the Bonham Theatre Project are Thrivent members and projects like this help to build strong communities.” Matching funds up to $500 have been pledged by the financial organization which according to their website, helped to raise more than $175 million in 2011 to support communities, congregations and individuals in need (www.Thrivent.com)
Soup bowls created specifically for the event by nationally-known artist Lucky Stradley are available for purchase in advance for $15 at Stagecoach Mall Antiques (open weekends) or by calling Julie Katz at 402.613.2063. Bowls will also be available for purchase on the day of the event.
A variety of soups and sandwiches will be available and the Brownie and Daisy Girl Scout Troops under the leadership of Lena Stewart, Hillary Christ and Karinda Lee will be on hand to help. The theatre building will also be open that day for tours.