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

If these past two years have taught us anything, it’s the power of community. As we’ve all adjusted to this new normal, facing unforeseen challenges and battles, the only thing that has seemed to stay constant is the support, comfort, and goodwill we’ve found in each other. It has been challenging to maintain a performing arts venue in the midst of a global pandemic, and yet here we stand—thanks to you, our community.

 

In November, we were able to reschedule a very important event that we had missed due to the pandemic: our centennial anniversary. A group of outstanding Strand supporters gathered to celebrate 101 years of the Strand’s existence. We welcomed long-time patrons and artists as attendees danced along to our live band and enjoyed good food and camaraderie. We’ve been able to have other successful events, such as hosting the Oglebay Institute’s School of Dance production of Snow White and The Nutcracker, several movies, concerts in the round, cabarets, children’s acting classes, and artist workshops. This year also saw our very much anticipated return to the summer musical with our production of Godspell. Attendance for this beloved musical was huge, and it felt so amazing to welcome performers back to the stage for this event.

 

While there were several months in 2021 where we were not able to host any gatherings, we were able to utilize that time to make some much needed improvements to the theatre. We repainted and redesigned our dressing rooms and green room so that our future performers will have ample space to prepare and congregate. On the other end of the theatre, we completely renovated the northwest basement to become our new office. Were it not for the generosity of time and money from our Friends, patrons, and city and county government these renovations would not have been possible.

 

As we turn towards 2022—and more uncertainty surrounding the pandemic and its variants—we are optimistic that our community will continue to band together to support our historic theatre and our mission. Our programming committee is hard at work planning next year’s events, such as the next summer musical; a Valentine’s Day concert; children’s acting workshops; several films; and hopefully the return of Moundsville’s Got Talent. As always, the enrichment and safety of our patrons remains paramount, and we are committed to working with the Health Department and state guidelines to ensure that we can continue to deliver quality entertainment safely.

 

We highly encourage you to support us in our future endeavors by continuing to be a Friend of the Strand. We have no intention of slowing down in the upcoming year, and with the help of people like you, we won’t have to! By generously giving to the Strand, you are investing in our community and the future of the arts in Marshall County.

 

Thank you for being part of our artistic community! We hope to see you soon!

Individual Level ($25.00)

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

 

Family Level ($50.00)

Benefits:

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

Business Level ($100.00)

Benefits: 

*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 - 2022
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Thanks for becoming a Friend of the Strand!

2022 Friends of the Strand

Individual Level Members

Eric Anderson

Lorraine Artimez
Wilma Artimez
Linda Brinkman

Thelma Burley
Sharon Combs

Patry Dunlap
June Gallourakis
Jane Gracey

Justin Jones

Susan Jones

Janet Kalaskey

Phyllis Knuth
Shirley Long

Sandra McCoy

Anita Rae Miller

Carol Miller

Frederick C. Ottoson

Dorothy Robinson

Christie Robison

Ruth Sellers
Ellen Shook

Linda Snider
Ed & Connie Tomlinson
Roberta Underdonk

Rebecca Vucelick

Family Level Members

Dave & Diana Buzzard

Randy & Becky Chamberlain

Donna Clark

Dale Coffield & Debby Perkins

Brenda Crow

Don & Polly DeNoon

Joe & Debbie Donahue

Michael & Roseann Ferro

Brad & Kathy Fox

Larry & Denise Freeland

Dennis & Mary Hanley

William & Shirley Hinegardner

Dave & Sharon Hinerman-Hall

Richard & Sharon Knoblich

Greg & Lisa Marquart

John & Sandy Marshall

Bob & Mickey Massey

Julie & Tom Mitchell

Pete & Judy Beth Mysliwiec

Philip & Karen Neubauer

David & Joan Palmer

CJ & Janeen Plogger

Fawn & James Price

Regina & Theodore Rinehimer

Marie Sinon

Al & Paulette Smith

Emily Todor

Allen & Leslie Underdonk

Business Level Members

Bonnie Anderson & Fred Brunner

Kelley & Joseph Bidka

Campbell Signs & Banners

Bonnie Dwaine Bed and Breakfast

Campbell Signs & Banners

Frame and Fortunes

Byron & Kathy Freeland

Pat & Leslie Garrett Family

Gene & Joan Gray

Dennis & Mary Hanley

Rick Hyre

Dave & Connie Knuth

Garry and Susan Lewis

Dr. I.H & Mrs. Nancy Luna

Marshall County Childhood Cancer

Don Mason

Moundsville Pharmacy

Moundsville Rotary Club

Mountaineer Excavating, Inc.

James & Charlene Stultz

John Varlas

Derek & Julia Wayne

Dr. & Mrs. James Wilson