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4A Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Feather River Bulletin Quincy In Bloom is soliciting donations that will allow colorful hanging flower baskets to once again grace downtown Quincy, adding inviting splashes of color for the enjoyment of visitors and locals alike. Photo submitted roup ower The Quincy In Bloom difficulties organizers had group is launching a in past years and provide a fundraising drive to cheer job for someone, but it will up downtown Quincy and also require more is halfway to its goal. The donations. The group needs aim is to raise enough to receive a minimum of funds to keep the hanging $4,000 in order to have flower baskets throughout flower baskets this year. downtown Quincy vibrant Donations or a promise and alive all summer, of donation by Friday, May Donations of any size are 2, gives the committee the appreciated and must be necessary time to order received or pledged by flowers from Gray's Flower Friday, May 2. All donors Garden and get them will be acknowledged, but planted. those who support a basket Donations can bemade for the full four months out to Plumas Arts, the will be recognized with a fiscal sponsor, making all plaque next to the flower donations tax deductible. basket. Donations canbe hand Donations are being delivered to the Alley Cat accepted at the Alley Cat Caf6 or mailed to Alley Cat Caf6 Monday - Friday. Caf6, 541 Main St., Quincy This year it will be CA 95971. necessary to hire a person For more information part time to water the contact Julie at 283-0902 or flowers downtown. This Karen at 394-0269 or will alleviate many of the kkleven@frlt.org. Mowing Lawn Aeration Fertilizing ~ Free Estimates ~ Pruning ~ Competitive Rates ~ Weed Eating Now serving Graeagle! Spriag Clean-up 283-2921. Bob PUTTING AJM[]ERI~S BACK TO WORK ONE YARD AT A TIME FEATHER VER Postal Service: USPS (No. 188-550.) Periodicals postage paid at Quincy, CA. Published: Every Wednesday morning by Feather Publishing Co., Inc. Office Location and hours: 287 Lawrence St., Quincy, CA 95971 Mailing address: P.O. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971. Office is open Mort. through Fri., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. How to contact us: All departments: (530) 283-0800. FAX: (530) 283-3952. Email: mail@plumasnews.com Website: plumasnews.com Ownership and heritage: The Bulletin was established Aug. 11, 1866, as the Plumas National (later changed to Plumas National Bulletin May 16, 1892) subsequently changed to its present name May 7, 1931, which merged with the Plumas Independent (1892 - 1945) June 7, 1945: Published weekly, it is part of the Feather Publishing family of newspapers serving Plumas and Lassen counties. Deadlines: Display advertising: Thursday 4 p.m.; display classified: Thursday, 3 p.m.; legals: Thursday 4 p.m.; news: Fridays, 3 p.m.; classified: Monday 9 a.m. Breaking news: anytimel To subscribe: Call (530) 283-0800, come to the Bulletin office, use the handy coupon below or send email to subscriptions@plumasnews.com Adjudication: The Feather River Bulletin is adjudicated a egal newspaper by Superior Court Decree No. 4644 (1953) and qualified for publication of matters required by law to be published in a newspaper. Postmaster: Send change of address orders to the Feather River B, Quincy, CA 95971. f Front page flag photo courtesy James Wilson Bulletin, P.O. Box Michael C. Taborski Jenny Lee Cobey Brown Co-Owner/Publisher Photo Editor Vice Pres./ Kerl Taborskl Mary Newhouss Operations Co-Owner/Legal Classified. Circ. Manager Tom Forney Advertising Sandy Condon Production Manager Kevin Mallory Human Resources Dir,, Elise Monroe Vice Pres./Admin.Office Manager Bookkeeper Dan McDonald Shard McConnell Eva Small Managing Editor Display Adv. Manager Composing Manager P Member, California Newpaper Publishers Assoc. recycled paper Subscription Order Form Feather River Bulletin RO. Box B, Quincy, CA 95971 Please enter my subscription for [~l Enclosed find my check for $ years, [~l In County $26 per year ~l Out of State $44 per year [~l In California $37 per year. I Name Address I City, State, Zip Subscriptions can be transferred, but nut refunded. BII I1~ IIIIB ~ Ii~ ~B BIIB ~ ~1 IIBIB IIBIBI I~ ~B BIIB convers|on movies James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plumasnews.com It's going to be a big year for the Town Hall Theatre in Quincy. The first big announcement of the year in regard to the theatre came March 6. After 142 years of retaining ownership of the Town Hall Theatre and its previous incarnations, the Town Hall Association gave up ownership to Plumas Arts. With the building owned in full by her organization, Plumas Arts director Roxanne Valladao told Feather Publishing last week it may be time to step up the theatre's visual and audio components to stay on par with technological advances. The Town Hall A~ociatioJi was formed in 1872 by three members of Quincy's community who wanted a place for the town to gather. Until last month when the association disbanded, it was the oldest nonprofit membership-based organization in Plumas County. Originally, Quincy's town hall was built for political debates and live performances. In 1911, a man named Paul Sprague rented out the Town Hail to show "moving pictures." Since then, Quincy has had a love affair with cinema. In 1934 a fire ravaged much of downtown Quincy, and burned down the Town Hall. Two years later it was rebuilt with an art deco motif and functioned with an emphasis on motion pictures as the Town Hall Theatre. Plumas Arts took control of the day-to-day operations and business of the theatre back in 2003, but never owned the building until recently. The Town Hall Association relinquished ownership when it was decided that its intentions paralleled those of Plumas Arts: "Over the last decade in particular, we proved to the Town Hall Association that we were fulfilling the mission they intended," said Valladao. "It became clear to me in 2003 that cultivating the relationship with the Town Hall Association and This photo from 1936, the first year the current Town Hall Theatre opened, shows the long lines the venue attracted. Plumas Arts was recently given ownership of the Town Hall Theatre, and plans to make some improvements to its format in the next year. Photo courtesy Plumas County Museum Thi f lythi follow suit. For a one-screen // $ i$ part o not on $ coun theatre with afllm projector, UIt I m i y/b this is a problem. A $70,000 c ura co rnun utit's an anchor problem, to be more specific. for the business community." To keep offering moviegoers a place in Plumas Roxanne Valladao, County to enjoy a film in a Plumas Arts Director group environment, Plumas Arts will need to go digital, or go dark. "Nothing says 'dead town' like a closed up movie Plumas Arts was key to the Often, Plumas Arts has to pay theatre. This is part of not survival of the theatre." 65 percent of its ticket sales only this county's cultural Plumas Arts continued to to studios, community, but it's an pay a nominal rent through Despite decreased revenue, anchor for the business the last decade. During that it is the goal of Plumas Arts community," said Valladao, time, Plumas Arts paid for to keep the theatre open for stressing the importance of two full interior remodels, as movies and live keeping the theatre alive.. well as insulating the back performances. It is also To raise enough funds to wall to keep heating costs Valladao's belief that keeping continue offering movies and down, and reworking the the theatre open is something keep the theatre alive, wiring, that should concern the Plumas Arts plans to When Plumas Arts took entire county, not just implement a large-scale over the business end of the Quincy. fundraising campaign soon. theatre in 2003, the venue "Plumas Arts has worked Though details on the made enough revenue to help really hard to be less campaign are not set in stone Plumas Arts with different provincial. Keeping the only at this time, Valladao endeavors. Currently, theatre and only fixed-seat confirmed that a committee however, the theatre makes auditorium in the county of interested community just enough money to stay viable is a concern for the members met for the first afloat, entire county. This is a place time last week :tb'brainst0rm This is partly due to where musicians and fundraising ide t .Feather increased percentages that members 0fthe community Publishing will relay more movie studios demand from from all over the county details on the campaign as the theatre for showing their come." they emerge. t-rims. According to Valladao, In addition to diminishedThose who would like to Plumas Arts kept 20 - 30 ticket sales, Plumas Artsmake a donation to Plumas percent more of ticket sales recently encountered another Arts for purchasing a digital in 2003 than it does now. roadblock. 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