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Halfway there!We’ve raised nearly $70,000 of our original $150,000 goal to Relight The Lamp!

“We are really excited that we’ve had so many people interested in the project,” chair Kelly Fennessy said. “One of the things we like the most is we’re seeing a combination of large donors, such as the Rotary Club of Norwin, which contributed $30,000, but we’re also seeing individuals sending in contributions of whatever they can afford.”

We hope to raise the remaining $80,000 as soon as possible.

Relight the Lamp is planning to send mailings to Norwin residents that include an update on the project, ways to contribute and the different donation levels. (Let us know if you’d like to help us with this project!)

“Our next step is to reach out to residents and get them more involved in the this phase of the project,” Fennessy said. “We want them to see all the aspects of the theater, from getting involved now to sitting in the seats.”

The Lamp would feature between 80 and 90 performances per year, with an annual operating budget of $10,000 to $15,000. It would include showing independent films, as well as live stage performances, which could make the project appealing to more people, Fennessy said.

“We believe we have shown people this is going to be more than a movie theater, since the plans include a stage area,” Fennessy said.

Relight the Lamp, as I’m sure you know, ALWAYS welcomes new members.

NEW LOCATION! We’re meeting beginning this Tuesday (June 26) at the Norwin Community Resource Center, 231 Jenny Drive, North Huntingdon, at 7 pm.

You can read the full TribLive article here.

We’d love to see you there!


About Kathleen

Kathleen Heuer is a serial arts advocate and volunteer. She is the mom of two beautiful girls, wife to a brilliant nuclear engineer, and referee between her golden retriever and her hissy 18-year-old cat. For more, go to

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