Restore Decor to hold special gallery and auction at the Wildey Theatre

Restore Decor to hold special gallery and auction at the Wildey Theatre

EDWARDSVILLE – The Wildey Theatre will be hosting Restore Decor’s “Celebrating the Community: A Window to the Future” auction and gallery at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 27.

For the last few years tons of volunteers have donated their time refurbishing donated pieces furniture to then resell for the benefit of local charities.

“Proceeds from everything we sell go directly back to the community to help nonprofits that are directly serving families in need in the area,” Dana Adams with Restore Decor said.

Adams said over the last four they’ve been able to donate back over $130,000 and this year they’re wanting to raise the stakes and help give back even more to the community.

Since items are restored by volunteers sometimes there isn’t enough time to make each piece of furniture completely unique and creative. That’s why some pieces have been saved specifically for Saturday’s “A Window to the Future” event.

“We’re going to have specialty pieces of furniture that our volunteers have been preparing for the last month and a half,” Adams said. “The pieces will only be available for people that are able to attend. Our customers have grown to love some of our reinvented and more unique pieces, so we’ve been saving some unique pieces. We’ll have a beautiful antique buffet, we also have several benches that our volunteers have created out of old head boards and old chairs.”

Adams said there isn’t always much time in the shop for the volunteers to get as creative as they’d liked, that’s why so many specialty pieces have been set aside for the special fund raiser.

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League of Historic American Theatres visits St. George Theatre

League of Historic American Theatres visits St. George Theatre

Courtesy Colleen Poehlman/LHAT.

Bill Register, Vice President, Operations of the Nederlander Organization, Manhattan, said, “The St. George Theatre emulates the Broadway model in preservation, restoration, and quality entertainment that brings people to New York City.”

Attending for the League of Historic American Theatres: LHAT Chair – Stephanie Silverman; Executive Director – Belcourt Theatre, Inc., Nashville, TN; LHAT Vice Chair – Molly Fortune; Executive Director – Newberry Opera House – Newberry, SC; LHAT Treasurer – Mark Litvin; Senior VP & Managing Director – New York City Center, NYC; LHAT Secretary – Becky Hancock; Executive Director – Historic Tennessee Theatre Foundation, Knoxville, TN.

Also: Immediate Past Chair – Jeffrey Gabel; Founding Executive Director – Gettysburg Majestic Theater, Gettysburg, PA; directors: Chris Loeser, RA, Associate Principal – DLR Group, Cleveland, OH; Randy McKay, Executive Director, Jefferson Live! – Cascade & Holly Theatres, Medford, OR; Maureen Patton, Executive Director – The Grand 1894 Opera House, Galveston, TX; Brian Phoebus, Senior Vice President – National Trust Insurance Services / Maury, Donnelly & Parr, Baltimore, MD.

Also: Bill Register, Vice President, Operations – Nederlander Organization , New York, NY; Michael Schnoering, FAIA, Partner – Mills + Schnoering Architects, Princeton, NJ; Tony Sias, President and CEO – Karamu House, Inc., Cleveland, OH; Lynne King Smith, CEO –TicketForce, Gilbert, AZ; Tom Tomlinson, Capital &Theatre District ProjectManager – Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County, Winston-Salem, NC; STAFF: Ken Stein, President & CEO; and Colleen Poehlman, Director of Membership Services.

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