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Want to support the Strand as we continue to grow? Become a Friend of the Strand today! 

Dear Friend, 
Many wishes for a fantastic start to your 2023! 
As we look toward another year full of exciting events, let’s take a moment to reflect on the year of friendship and entertainment the Strand Theatre had over this past year. We’re happy to say that each year, particularly after the effects of COVID-19, we continue to grow our network of friends and entertainers who have graced our stage and filled our seats; in 2022 alone, nearly 4,000 individuals from 69 different cities attended an event at the theatre. Not bad for a theatre that seats 400!
In 2022, the Strand took to heart the slogan “make new friends and keep the old.” Throughout the year, we once again called upon local talent to delight our audiences. From well-known local stars like the Ron Retzer Trio and Eli Lambie to the undiscovered talents that took the stage for Moundsville’s Got Talent in March, our programs showcased the immense amount of talent that lives right here in the Ohio Valley. However, in 2022, we went even farther and included out-of-town acts throughout our event calendar, including Landau Eugene Murphy, Jr. in December and Twitty & Lynn Country in May. It was so exciting to consistently offer the opportunity to see hometown favorites as well as never before seen entertainment from different places!
2022 saw the return of many beloved events: Moundsville’s Got Talent, a Halloween showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and our summer and holiday cabarets. Our summer musical, The Addams Family, was a huge success, with nearly 1,000 tickets sold throughout the three-day run. As always, we stayed committed to education this year, offering children’s acting classes, free family movie days, and the week-long, free-to-attend Missoula Children’s Theatre program.
None of this would have been possible without our tried-and-true friends: 125 individuals and entities gave monetary donations to the Strand this year, with many more donating their time and talent. We’d be remiss to not take a moment to thank those that have helped us throughout the year, whether it was through donating items to our annual yard sale, selling popcorn, or simply donating. When it comes to community theatre, everyone has something to give—and no gift is too small or unappreciated! 
As we look toward an exciting new year, we hope we can count on you to grow our network of friends. Whether that’s by bringing a buddy to the next Strand event, volunteering at a show with a family member, or encouraging a coworker to become a Friend of the Strand, we want to spread the word that the Strand Theatre is getting bigger and better with each passing year—and who better to spread that word than you, our friend? 
You can kick off your support of the Strand’s 2023 season by completing the form included in this letter. We can’t wait to see where 2023 takes us, and we hope you’ll come along for the ride. 

Individual Level ($25.00)

*Website listing as a member
*2 tickets to a Strand cabaret


Family Level ($50.00)


*Website listing as a member
*4 tickets to a Strand cabaret

Business Level ($100.00)


*Website listing as a member

*8 tickets to a Strand cabaret

*Business name and logo displayed on the Strand lobby screen at all Strand events

*Business Spotlight recognition in the front Strand window

There are two ways to become a Friend of the Strand:

1. Download the brochure below and mail items to the following address:

     Strand Theatre Preservation Society

     811 5th Street

     Moundsville, WV 26041

2. Complete the following steps in order:

    A) Complete info boxes below

    B) Click "DONATE" button and enter Friend Level ($25, $50, $100) as a donation           via PayPal.

     C) Click "SUBMIT"

Friend of the Strand - 2023

Thanks for becoming a Friend of the Strand!

2023 Friends of the Strand

Individual Level Members

Eric Anderson

Lorraine Artimez
Wilma Artimez
Linda Brinkman

Margaret Bungard

Thelma Burley
Pat Castilow

Sharon Combs

Joe & Debbie Donahue
June Gallourakis
Kenneth Games

Justin Jones

Susan Jones

Janet Kalaskey

Phyllis Knuth
Shirley & Harry Long

Sandra McCoy

Anita Rae Miller

Carol Miller

Frederick C. Ottoson

John Reilly

Dorothy Robinson

Christie Robison

Ruth Sellers
Linda Snider
Hany Tadros

Ed & Connie Tomlinson
Roberta Underdonk

Rose Zelinski

Family Level Members

Bonnie Dwaine Bed & Breakfast

Dave & Diana Buzzard

Dale Coffield & Debby Perkins

Don & Polly DeNoon

Joe & Sherry Dodd

Patty Dunlap

Michael & Roseann Ferro

Brad & Kathy Fox

Larry & Denise Freeland

Robert Gaudio

John & Linda Gruzinskas

William & Shirley Hinegardner

Dave & Sharon Hinerman-Hall

Judy Hunt

Brad & Becky Jones

Richard & Sharon Knoblich

Greg & Lisa Marquart

Bob & Mickey Massey

Butch Maxwell & Vera Barton-Maxwell

Beth Ann & Mark Mitchell

Chief Tom & Julie Mitchell

Pete & Judy Beth Mysliwiec

Philip & Karen Neubauer

David & Joan Palmer

Ellen Shook

Marie Sinon

Al & Paulette Smith

Scott & Suzanne Varner

Becky Vucelick

Allen & Leslie Underdonk

Business Level Members

Bonnie Anderson & Fred Brunner

Kelley Bidka

Campbell Signs & Banners

Casey & Chapman, PLLC

Bonnie Dwaine Bed and Breakfast

Campbell Signs & Banners

First Impression Salon

Frame and Fortunes

Pat & Leslie Garrett Family

Gene & Joan Gray

Happy Tails Pay It Forward

Rick Hyre

Kreitzer Landscaping

Dave & Connie Knuth

Garry and Susan Lewis

Mrs. Nancy Luna

Candace McBee

Moundsville Pharmacy

Mountaineer Excavating, Inc.

Susan Pettit

John Varlas

Varlas Mobile Home Parts & Laundromat

Dr. & Mrs. James Wilson

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