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A Message of Hope from the Spring Lake Community House & Theatre

Dear Friends of the Spring Lake Community House & Theatre,

In mid-March, COVID-19 plunged our theatre into darkness together with the lives of many of us. During the darkest days of World War II, Eleanor Roosevelt, promoting a post-war UN, said, “It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” We agree, so we went to work. We moved promptly to protect our patrons, performers, staff, and students by postponing all productions even though the loss of ticket sales had a negative impact on our major source of income. Student classes went virtual so staff and students could continue to teach and learn safely. We applied for and received Payroll Protection Program assistance to pay our staff. Finally, we postponed our planned kitchen renovation and closed the building to save on costs and to prevent social gatherings.