A major fundraising effort to benefit the renovation of Amador High School auditorium was launched recently with dignitaries from throughout the city attending the event. Helping to make the Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council's dream of converting the Amador auditorium into a community theatre, is only one of the many ways Hacienda Business Park participates in trying to meet its goal of good corporate citizenship.
Callahan Pentz Properties, co-developers of Hacienda Business Park, and several of the contractors at the park will donate in-kind services up to $60,000 towards the renovation, starting with roofing, electrical, air conditioning and heating systems. Renovation is slated to begin as soon as possible, weather permitting.
As new funds, corporate grants or offers of service become available, new seating, carpeting, drapes, rigging, lighting and a new sound system will be added. To date community donors pledging $100 each have accumulated $6,500 for new seats in the theatre.
Although located in Pleasanton, the theatre will be available for use to performing groups in the valley, including the Valley Choral Society, Valley Dance Theatre Group, Pleasanton Community Band, the Pacific Stage Company, Children's Theatre Workshop and other theatrical groups. A joint powers association agreement between the school district and the City of Pleasanton allows both the students and the community to use the building.
Any individuals, businesses, companies or organizations interested in contributing to the conversion of the auditorium should contact Charlotte Severin, 846-6382, or Dr. William Berck, 462-550 (days) or 846-6484 (evenings).
Total estimated cost of the project is $680,000. Tax deductible donations should be made payable to: Pleasanton Cultural Arts Council (PCAC) and mailed to P.O. Box 1298, Pleasanton, CA 94566.
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