Open mic at Grange raises theater funds

  - Seth Truscott/Staff Photo
— image credit: Seth Truscott/Staff Photo

The Sallal Grange’s August open mic event, hosted by the Nursery at Mount Si, raised $1,000 for the Save Our Theatre fund for the North Bend Theatre.

Rain postponed the event, usually on the first Friday of the month at the Grange Hall, but relocated to the nursery during the Twin Peaks Festival, to Aug. 16. Artists, vendors, and residents gathered in the shadow of Mount Si for music, food and community as the sun set.

Grange members voted to donate all concession revenue and donations to the North Bend Theatre’s quest to upgrade to a digital format. Without the change, the theatre wouldn’t get access to first-run movies, soon to be delivered exclusively in digital form.

“This is just the kind of thing the Grange does,” said Grange president Larry Houch. “We’re so lucky that we have so many generous people in this valley, and businesses like the Nursery at Mount Si and Frankie’s Pizza, that rally together to support our community.”

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