|Shane Roberts installs the “Three Cheers’ quilt block on the Soper-Reese Community Theatre in Lakeport, Calif. Photo by Bill Groody.|
LAKEPORT, Calif. – “Three Cheers,” a quilt block pattern painted in blue, purple and white by the Lake County Quilt Trail artistic team, was installed June 22 on the north wall of the Soper-Reese Community Theatre, 275 South Main St., Lakeport.
A volunteer group of installers consisted of Shane Roberts, Mike Ewing, Dennis Rollins, Wally Fuller and Mike Adams.
Intercounty Mechanical provided the boom truck to lift the heavy quilt block and position it “on point.” GPS location is: N 38° 58´36¨ W 122° 53´40.”
Quilt block donors are Mike and Bonnie Ewing, Peggy and Dave Browning and Cindy Strong.
Wilda Shock writes, “A volunteer committee of design and palette-selectors, installers, and cheering audience on installation day were all contributors to a successful endeavor.”
Amy Chase said, “It takes a village … and we have a wonderful supportive ‘village’ community.”
In 1997, leadership within the Lake County Arts Council set out to acquire the Vincent Raney-designed Lakeport Theatre, then owned by Bob and Margaret Reese.
Local benefactors Jim and Florence Soper donated the full purchase price of $300,000 and the wonderful old building officially belonged to the community.
“Three Cheers” is the 31st quilt block to join the LCQT and the third installed on Main Street in Lakeport.
LCQT is very proud that “Three Cheers” shines beautifully on the building that has been transformed into a modern and vibrant performing arts center.
Mike Adams gives a toast, “One cheer for Jim Soper for donating funds to purchase the building and his continued support; one cheer for the federal and local government agencies for granting funds to begin the renovation; one cheer for the community support we’ve received; and cheers from the crowds for all the great performances that have been held at the Soper Reese since we opened the doors.”
For current information about performances at the theatre, go to www.soperreese.com .
Check out the Lake County Quilt Trail on Facebook or visit www.lakecountyquilttrail.com for even more information.
|The fully installed “Three Cheers’ quilt block on the Soper-Reese Community Theatre in Lakeport, Calif. Photo by Vicky Parish Smith.|