December 4, 2018
Meeting was called to order by Matthew Rainwater at 7:30am. Julie H. led the flag salute.
Jack moved to accept the Nov. 27 minutes, seconded by Julie H. Motion passed.
Shenna and Amy Miller from VIMO will be staying at Serenity House and then taking the shuttle downtown to raise awareness for homelessness. They will be live streaming and challenging city officials to do the same.
Debbie said Re/Max Evergreen is still collecting coats for the Boys & Girls Club and any coats brought to the next meeting she will take back to the office.
Andrew May said the Winter Ice Village needs volunteers & hours now are more flexible. Jim Haguewood added that you can share hours and this event is directly benefiting businesses. Julie talked about the ribbon cutting Friday night for the rink and that at Sound Community Bank they have a giving tree for Highland Commons.
Program: Shannon Cosgrove who wrote Snow White and the Five Housemates, to be performed at the Lincoln Theater.
She said Thursday is the Chamber of Commerce soft opening. It’s in the tradition of British panto with audience participation and celebrating local talent. The Lincoln will be a community theater with local performances, improv, etc.
Marty & Deborah Marchant gutted the interior, created the stage, and it looks like a winter wonderland. Shannon said she is not showing photos because they want guests to go in cold for the full effect. The Chamber funded the show.
She started writing plays for Peninsula College and PA Playhouse and started with improv. Panto is entertainment for working people traditionally. This play is a fairy tale turned on its head and took about 3 months from start to finish. She advised to dress warmly. They practiced mostly at the old Fanaticus while work was being done at the theater.
She was born in Montana and has lived here 13 years. Only in the previous 5 years has she written things for the public. She also worked for the county for 8 years.
Good to Go is providing pastries for the shows, and Bella Italia the wine. Capacity is at 220. They also want to hold conferences and have dinner theater at the Lincoln.
Dec. 11: General Business Meeting & elections.
Dec. 18: PABA Christmas Party honoring Peninsula Behavioral Health and there will be door prizes like last year. It starts at 7am. This will be the last meeting until January 8th. PAHS has their Christmas concert that night so Matthew is waiting for confirmation that they will be there to sing.
Meeting adjourned at 8:10am.