“We have a substantial audience for each fundraiser. If each person brings a canned or boxed food item, it can have a significant impact on the dwindling supplies on those shelves," says Friends' President Ralph Huesing. "The project to purchase the Opera House is a community effort. Helping to provide food for our neighbors in these tough economic times is also a community effort. It is a natural thing to team these two efforts and facilitate a way for our patrons to support both.
"We hope it will become a tradition that when we head to the Opera House for an event, it is automatic to bring along the tickets and a contribution to the Food Bank, year round.”
Enthusiastically welcoming the new community partnership, Ouray Food Bank's Frank will arrange for a special container to gather the food as patrons enter the Opera House.
The next fund raising event at the Wright Opera House is on Saturday, July 25, when the Diamond W Wranglers will provide a benefit concert. An optional chuck-wagon dinner with the musicians at The Secret Garden will precede the concert. Tickets for both events will be available within the next week. For more information, contact Joyce Linn at 325-4235.