Yes to White Cliff
By Elizabeth Nelson
September 16, 2006
I have had the privilege of
being involved with First City Players for the past 23 years.
During that time I have seen such an outpouring of interest
and involvement in theater in our community. I have worked with
hundreds of volunteers on and off the stage, adults, seniors
and youth. I would like to take this time to thank them and the
thousands of audience members who support all of our events.
When I began volunteering at First City Players in 1983, they
had just taken over what was to become the tiny Main Street Theatre.
We shared the funky little 52-seat space with the Arts Council
and it was the springboard for so many wonderful community events.
Things like the Wearable Art Show, the Monthly Grind, ArtsCool
and Gigglefeet all began at the Main Street.
About eight years ago, First City Players and the Arts Council
realized that as much as we loved the Main Street space, it was
too small to accommodate all of the people and events that we
were involved with. We began a search for a new home. The Theatre
Ballet and Senior Services joined us, and after a long and thorough
site review process, the committee identified White Cliff as
a property that would answer most of our organizational needs.
In "Oliver!", this year's fall musical, there are a
number of families involved in the show. Mom, dad, and kids are
all on stage together, working for the same goal. Theatre provides
so many opportunities for people of all ages.
The Board of First City Players has endorsed the White Cliff
Center conceptual plan. Speaking as an individual, as a passionate
advocate for community theatre, as a parent, and as a taxpayer,
I hope to have your support on Oct 3 when we as a community have
the opportunity to create a home for the hundreds of people who
participate in the different programs provided by the organizations
involved, including great community theatre.
Please vote yes on Oct. 3rd, and thanks again for your support!
Ketchikan, AK - USA
About: "A 23 year resident of Ketchikan. An avid lover
of all kinds of theater and lots of other good stuff."
On the Web:
Proposition 1 - Sales Tax Increase:
For the full text of Ordinance No. 1403 click here
Proposition 2 - Bonds: For
the full text of Ordinance No. 1404 click here
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