Published On: Thu, Jul 27th, 2017

Fundraiser planned for Auditorium improvements

RANDOLPH — A fundraising campaign is currently underway to raise funds for a two-phase project to improve and enhance the Randolph City Auditorium.
The Randolph Community Auditorium was completed in 1941 as a project under the Works Progress Administration relief program.
The Auditorium remains structurally sound but could use some updates and improvements so it can continue to serve Randolph residents for years to come.
Phase one includes remodeling and enlarging the men’s and women’s restrooms in the area where there are currently two restrooms and the storage area for tables and chairs in the northwest corner of the building.
The initial phase will also include changing the entryway into the Auditorium, installing a suspended ceiling with sound absorbing tiles, replacing the stained carpet on the walls and extending it higher on the walls, adding a sound system, and some improvements in the kitchen.
The dropped ceiling and carpet will improve the acoustics in the Auditorium, making it more user friendly for large groups.
Phase two includes a 24’ x 93’ 6” addition on the North side of the building.
The addition will include a bar area, storage area for tables and chairs and additional seating which could also be used for small parties or meetings.
There are preliminary blueprints of the project available for the public to view at the City Office. Please stop in and take a look.
The kick-off fundraiser will be held Sept. 30 at the Auditorium.
The group, “Let’s Party Dueling Pianos,” will be making a return visit for a three-and-a-half hour show.
The group last entertained Randolph area residents in 2013 as a fundraiser for the Belden Q125. The group is from Ohio and puts on a fun, entertaining show with a lot of crowd participation.
The evening will also include a meal provided by Jerry’s Hilltop. Reserved seating for a table of eight people will sell for $400. General admission tickets will also be available at $30/each. All tickets will include a meal and the show and will go on sale soon.
This will be a community event with help from R.O.A.R., the City of Randolph, Randolph Community Club, the Randolph Area Foundation and Jerry’s Hilltop.
Additional donations are being sought from businesses and individuals for this large community project. Randolph is fortunate to have the Randolph Area Foundation, which is a non-profit tax-exempt charity under the IRS code section 501c3, available to accept donations.
By making your donation through the foundation it can qualify as a tax-deductible donation for you or your business. Donations can be made payable to: Randolph Area Foundation, Inc. and mailed to PO Box 624, Randolph, NE 68771.