Easton's State Theatre Reaches Goal for 'Get Plastered' Campaign
The non-profit State Theatre Center for the Arts in Easton, often referred to as the "Plaster Palace," has reached the goal for the year end Get Plastered Campaign by raising $70,000 for restoration. The campaign was launched in November.
In addition to donations collected on show nights and online from patrons, local promoter Dustin Schoof put together Easton Rocks, a night of music featuring local bands, on April 9th to benefit the cause.
The County of Northampton matched the contributions as part of the Hotel Tax program.
"We are both honored and inspired by the caring generosity that our community has shown for our beautiful building," says Denise Smith, Vice President of Development. "The State Theatre is truly a gem that enhances the quality of life in the Lehigh Valley and beyond, and we could not maintain the pristine condition of our national historic treasure if it were not for the support of so many people and organizations in the Lehigh Valley. We are deeply grateful."
Work on restoring the plaster of the historic State Theatre interior is set to begin in August.