As many of you know, we are creating a parking lot adjacent to our building. This lot will add 25 additional parking spots, improve safety and particularly assist those with mobility issues. This fall we ran into an issue when our contractor discovered buried gas tanks on the property. We had worked with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality when we purchased the property, and the MDEQ once again assisted us by removing the tanks with existing clean-up funds. However, there is additional buried debris on the property and many tons of soil must be removed to a landfill certified for contaminated material. The bottom line is that the project costs have now significantly exceeded our original estimates and fundraising efforts.
Our Building Fund, which covers ongoing regular maintenance as well as projects, has been stretched to the breaking point. To finish the parking lot project, and restore the Building Fund to a healthy level, we need to raise $50,000 by April 30, 2019. It’s a big number, but at Players we have been humbled and amazed many times by the generosity of this community in supporting its community theatre. You really do make impossible dreams come true. Thank you for considering us in your 2019 giving plans!
Here’s how you can help:
– Make an online contribution on our website. www.baycityplayers.com. (Click the Donate button on this page or Hit the Donate button at the top then scroll down to donations.)
– Send a check to: Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Ave, Bay City, MI 48708
– Respond to this email to let us know you intend to make a contribution in 2019 (and let us know if you would like a reminder in a particular month)
– Call us at 989-893-5555 if you would like to make a gift of securities or an IRA distribution
We will track our progress towards our goal on our website at baycityplayers.com and in our lobby. We thank you for your partnership with us.