On Friday night, roughly 40 volunteers came to the Bonham Theatre, fighting the mist and cool temps to help unload new chairs.
Brooke Schwab, Bonham Theatre Project President, was pleased with the turnout Saturday, noting that they were able to complete the project in about 40 minutes.
“In a very short amount of time, we moved half of a semi load full of chairs,” said Schwab. “There were 234 seats. We had a great turnout from the community, with about 40 people showing up at 9 o’clock. I’m thankful for everyone’s help.”
Schwab noted that the renovation project at the historic Bonham Theatre are continuing to move forward, stating that there will be a lot of activity over the next month.
“We weren’t expecting the seats to be delivered at this point, but we wanted to save money by having them stored here,” Schwab said. “The concrete overlay on the floor will be poured soon, hopefully the first week in May. Once the overlay is done, the seats can be put in. We’re expecting the acoustic panels to be installed in the middle of May. Piece by piece it’s all coming along.”
Schwab explained that there are still seats available for people to put their names on through the “Chair-ity” Campaign. She encourages people to act fast since there are only roughly 80 seats still available.
Schwab emphasized that she is very grateful for members of the community taking action to help the Bonham Theatre Project.
“The community really stepped up to help us, and I’m very grateful for that,” said Schwab. “The delivery was originally scheduled for 4:30, but it was delayed. We had a lot of people from the community coming to help, which was fabulous. There were people of all ages here helping.”