rystal Theatre selected for fundraiser

CRYSTAL FALLS—Crystal Theatre announced that it has been selected by the CoVantage Cares Foundation for a matching funds grant fundraiser. The fundraiser kicks off on Giving Tuesday, Nov. 27 and runs until Dec. 11.
    CoVantage Cares Foundations Inc. supports efforts to improve the quality of life and long-term viability of communities served by CoVantage Credit Union.  
    “CoVantage believes that the Crystal Theater is doing just that,” said Crystal Theatre Manager Angie Dohl.
     Supporting this opportunity, several community organizations have partnered with the theatre including: Crystal Fresh Market, Second Sunday Folk Dance Series and the Crystal Falls branch of CoVantage Credit Union.
     “The CoVantage Cares Foundation is designed to serve the entire CoVantage community,” said Katie Clark, CoVantage Crystal Falls branch manager. “We are thrilled to have the (CoVantage Cares) foundation recognize the vitality that the Crystal Theatre contributes to our immediate and regional community. All contributions during the two weeks will be matched dollar for dollar - doubling our local effort. The matching funds grant gives the community an opportunity to say how big the foundation’s grant should be.”
     Crystal Fresh Market has also partnered in this community fundraiser with a “round-up” effort. When making purchases at Crystal Fresh Market, cashiers will offer the opportunity to round your total up to the nearest dollar as a donation.
     “This means that the difference between a purchase total and the next full dollar can automatically go to the CoVantage Care fundraiser,” said Crystal Fresh Market Director Zach Stuck. “No fuss. It doesn’t sound like much, but every penny counts, and are doubled, during the CoVantage fundraiser.”
     Second Sunday Folk Dance Series is coming to the Crystal Theatre on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.
    “This concert represents a timely collaboration between two Iron County institutions that work to bring diverse programming to the Upper Peninsula community,” said Second Sunday Folk Dance founder Bette Premo.
    The event will feature White Water and The Lost Forty. Admission to this musical evening will be by donation to the CoVantage Cares Foundation.
     Crystal Theatre will host several additional special events during the two weeks, including six holiday movie nights, all at 6 p.m.
    The schedule is as follows:
    Polar Express, on Wednesday, Nov. 28; The Santa Clause on Friday, Nov. 30; The Santa Clause 2 on Saturday, Dec. 1; The Mighty Ducks on Wednesday, Dec. 5; Muppet Christmas Carol on Friday, Dec. 7; and Frozen on Saturday, Dec. 8.  
    The Crystal Christmas Cick-off, a joyful presentation of regional talent and Christmas music, will be on Sunday, Dec. 2, beginning at 2 p.m. Admission to all these holiday events will be by freewill contribution to the CoVantage Cares Foundation.  
     “Everyone at the Theatre is so thankful to have other organizations in our community recognize and support the Theatre as a vibrant contributor to our community,” Dohl said. “Any funds received through this effort will go toward two efforts. We have recently embarked on an initiative to restore the balcony seating. With help from the community we’ll be able to see this project to completion before the 2019 season.
    “We are also hoping to be able to present more community programming like family movies and local talent performances.”
    For additional opportunities to participate, visit www.TheCrystalTheatre.org, contact Crystal Theatre at 875-3208 or stop at the CoVantage Crystal Falls branch.