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Fundraiser for theatre organ repair

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:12 pm
by ClarenceE
The Temple Theatre in Meridian, MS is home to a Robert Morton theatre organ. The present owner had some of the organ pipes in storage for repair/replacement, but some thieves stole most of them (probably for scrap value, which they likely found to be much less than planned). Now there is a GoFundMe page to raise the $15K to repair the organ.
I've been to the theatre several times to hear concerts on the organ, including once on their 50th anniversary where it accompanied Harold Lloyd's Speedy. It is a magnificent instrument.
The fundraiser page is at https://www.gofundme.com/templetheatre. Any help, either money or spreading the word, would be greatly appreciated. Our town has 40,000 people, many under poverty level. We likely can't do this alone.

Thanks, Clarence

Re: Fundraiser for theatre organ repair

PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:14 pm
by ClarenceE
This fundraiser has relaunched due to a generous offer from the New York Theatre Organ Society. They will match any donation made. Your donation is doubled. Here's the info:
http://www.wtok.com/content/news/Temple-Theater-gets-help-with-fundraising-efforts-415055103.html
Thank you to the members of the Society, and to all who help out in this labor of love!
Donation link: https://www.gofundme.com/templetheatre