Someone is Living Their Life Right…

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on May 11, 2011

I am proud to announce our Mint Juleps and Gershwin at High Meadow event at the home of Jimmy and Lena Orgain was a huge success. Only a few short weeks ago, the Clarksville area was plagued with days of rain, these days leading up to our outdoor fundraiser. When I arrived atop the high hill we call “High Meadow” on Friday afternoon I was met by beautiful sunshine and a backyard filled with tents and tables being set up for our event the next day. On the porch sat our gracious hosts, Jimmy and Lena, one eating homemade strawberry shortcake and the other an ice cream cone. From the porch I heard Jimmy say, “Well, someone is living their life right,” referring to the abundance of sunshine that day and in the forecast for our event.

I joked with Jimmy that he was clearly the one living his life right. But in all actuality every one of our guests at the Mint Julep and Gershwin event are living their lives right in my book. To make a dream like the new Center for Arts and Education possible it is going to take every Clarksvillian to do their part, whatever that may be, to make this dream a reality. The close to fifty people in attendance on Saturday, April 30 are the ones paving the way, living their lives right and helping us reach our dreams.

The afternoon went off without a hitch and we could not have asked for a better day. It was as if a higher power was looking down on us for that day and a half to make sure we had a beautiful day. As the clock passed 5pm, the end of our event, the clouds began to roll in all that was left to do was to break down our tents and pack up.

I would like to personally thank the people that helped to make this Fundraising Event a major success for the Roxy, bringing in over $20,000 to the Building Fund for the new Center for Arts and Education. We could not have done it without the gracious support of our hosts, Jimmy and Lena Orgain, the help of our Board Members, the amazing food by The Bound’ry of Nashville, Paige Thomas King and Hodgepodge for helping with the Mint Julep Glasses, Music City Tents for the tents, tables and tablecloths, Lisa Conklin-Bishop for the piano, Anne Glass for her amazing talents on the piano, George and Sharon Mabry for their extreme talent, the Cast of The Civil War and all of our guests! We couldn’t have done it without you!

The Civil War is still running at the Roxy Regional Theatre located in Downtown Clarksville and will run the next two weeks, Wednesday through Saturday with our matinee performance on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 2pm.


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