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October 31, 2014
Habersham Community Theatre stages debt-free moment
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In front of a theater’s footlights, dreams can come true. Behind the footlights, a dream came true Aug. 23 for the Habersham Community Theatre.

During its annual meeting Steve Grizzard ripped up the mortgage in a celebration of the theater being debt free.

Just a year ago the HCT had a balance of $68,000 on two mortgages, with $18,000 in a building fund. Today they’re debt free.

“Last year, Aug. 31, 2013, was a very good year for the theater, historically,” said Grizzard. “Therefore, Aug. 15, 2014, was a very, very, very, good year for the theater historically. And we have our patrons and members to thank for it. Y’all have responded like nobody’s business this past year. It tells us we’re on the right track, putting on shows you want to see, events you want to be a part of, and the numbers reflect it. We are all very grateful.”

We agree. And we are thankful to all the hard work of the volunteers who have brought great performances to our community. What a rich cultural experience they provide for us.

As plans are being made for the rebuilding of the heart of Clarkesville after the devastating fire of March 2, it’s great to know an institution such as Habersham Community Theatre anchors downtown and is financially healthy and set to provide opportunity and entertainment for years to come.

Thank you Habersham County Community Theatre for all you do to enrich the place we all call home.