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Birthday celebration matching campaign update

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. has received nearly $1,500 in donations to the matching campaign to celebrate long-time Opera House advocate Jeanette Robb-Ruenz on her 80th birthday.

Anonymous supporters have pledged to match campaign contributions up to $25,000. All funds would go toward renovation of the Opera House storefronts.

In order to qualify for the dollar-for-dollar match, contributions need to be made between now and July 20.

You can make a donation by check or online.

To make a cash contribution, simple mail your check to O.P.E.R.A., Inc., P.O. Box 334, Ellendale ND 58436.

Or, go to www.ellendaleoperahouse.com and click on the “DONATE” link to make a contribution online.

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. announces matching campaign to raise $50,000 for renovation

Fund drive to recognize 80th birthday of Jeanette Robb-Ruenz, long-time leader and advocate for the historic Ellendale Opera House

Between now and July 20, 2019 all donations to the Opera House renovation project will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to a total of $25,000 by anonymous supporters.

So, if you donate $100 to the opera house capital improvement campaign, O.P.E.R.A. (Organization of People in Ellendale for Restoration of the Arts) will receive $200.

The charitable non-profit organization kicked off its Phase I capital campaign – Building Our Future & Preserving Our Past – last September to raise $560,000.

The funds will be used to renovate the street-level storefront spaces, replace all windows and landscape around the building.

Year-end matching campaign for Opera House renovation raises $20,000

The year-end matching campaign to help fund renovation of the Ellendale Opera House was a huge success.

Contributions totaling nearly $10,000 were made to the capital campaign between November 15 and December 31.

Initially, anonymous supporters pledged to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $5,000. But when donations grew past $5,000, those same supporters agreed to up the ante to match the total $10,000 received during the campaign.

As a result, $20,000 will be added to the Opera House “Building Our Future & Preserving Our Past” capital campaign fund. With the year-end contributions, the non-profit charitable group that owns the Main Street landmark, is nearly a third of the way toward its Phase I goal of $560,000.

Wreath, artwork auction to benefit Ellendale Area Arts Council

The Ellendale Area Arts Council silent art and wreath auction will end at noon Dec. 19.

More photos will be posted on Lana Schlecht's Facebook page, where you can message her to bid on the items. Or, email your bids to Ken S. at: kschm1965@drtel.net

Good News - OPERA is now able to accept donations online

Donate before the end of the year and your contribution will be matched dollar-for-dollar

CLICK HERE to donate online.

Now is the best time to make a donation to the capital campaign to renovate the Ellendale Opera House.

Thanks to anonymous supporters, each dollar donated to the opera house between now and the end of the year will be matched with an equal amount up to a total of $5,000.

So,if you donate $100 to the opera house capital improvement campaign before January 1, O.P.E.R.A., Inc. (Organization of People in Ellendale for Restoration of the Arts) will receive $200.

The charitable non-profit organization kicked off its Phase I capital campaign – Building Our Future & Preserving Our Past – in September to raise $560,000.

Original art sought for arts council silent auction

Enjoy soup and cookie walk fundraiser Oct. 7

Enter AppleFest Apple Pie Contest

Enjoy pie, support Opera House July 24

Join us for a delicious mathematical constant

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