Regional Cities Extension Granted


“Encouragement for the REE Theatre Committee came this past week following the announcement of the Stillson Family gift that will continue to move this effort forward,” stated Rees co-chair Randy Danielson.  Danielson’s statement follows the receipt of news that the Regional Cities Board has agreed to a requested extension date of October 31st.  

The extension request was made following the extreme flooding in Plymouth that diminished efforts to raise the funds needed to receive a grant in the amount of $300,000.  “If the REES is to return, individuals, businesses and industry alike, need to become involved throughout all of Marshall County.  This is no great amount of time to yet capture nearly one million dollars in the form of in-kind gifts of services and/or materials, cash donations, pledges or even a tax exempt retirement fund gift now that the REES Theatre Inc. has received its 501(c)3 status.” 

Danielson continued, “We have received an enormous amount of verbal support for this project.  Now is the time for this to translate into dollars and cents.  All levels of giving are appreciated.” 

It was pointed out that donations may be done on-line through the Marshall County Community Foundation or, for project details and specific donor levels, visit:  Pledge forms are available at the Marshall County Community Foundation, Marshall County Historical Museum, Bowen Printing or by calling 574-286-2391.

Also this past week, Star Level leadership gifts were acknowledged from:  The Oliver Ford Family, Dave and Chris Morrow/Morrow Insurance Agency and First Federal Savings Bank.  Other levels of support were also received from Plymouth WalMart & Associates and Jim Masterson/Masterson & Associates.

A number of upcoming fundraising events are planned which include:

  • August 23rd The Coffee Lodge & Bakery will sponsor a Supportin’ & Pullin’ for the REES, BBQ pulled pork sandwich lunch to dinner event at the Lodge with carry out and limited delivery available. 
  • The REES will be highlighted in this year’s Blueberry Festival Parade and will be a featured stop in the Marshall County Museum’s history walk in September. 
  • Christo’s Banquet Center will be hosting the Puttin’ on The REES event on October 5th which includes a Prime Rib/Salmon dinner, live & silent auctions, raffle and 50/50 drawing.  A cash bar will be available and featured entertainment will be provided by PHS performing arts students. 

Tickets will be going on sale next week for Supportin’ & Pullin’ for the REES at The Coffee Lodge and Bowen Printing as well as any committee member.  Watch the REES marquee and playbills for more information and dates.