• Bob Vlach, Woodford Sun Staff

Woodford Theatre’s capital campaign public launch Saturday


THE WOODFORD THEATRE will host a silent and live auction, with backstage tours this Saturday to launch its public capital campaign for making improvements to its facilities in the Falling Springs Arts and Recreation Center. (File photo by Bob Vlach)

The Woodford Theatre will have its public launch of a capital campaign for making improvements to its facilities Saturday, July 28.

A wine and cheese reception begins at the home of Dr. William Foley and his wife, Lou Ellen, at 6 p.m. before a silent auction and backstage tours are hosted by Woodford Theatre at 7.

The public launch event ends with “A Celebration of the Woodford County Thoroughbred” starting at 8, with a live auction at 8:30.

The Keeneland video montage celebrating the county’s horses was directed by G. D. Hieronymus, with musical arrangement by Johnie Dean of Midway University.

Tickets for the fundraising event are $35 a person and may be purchased by calling the Woodford Theatre box office at 873-0648. All proceeds from the event will “help us with upgrades and refurbishing of the theater,” said Trish Clark, Woodford Theatre executive/artistic director.

Auction items include a week’s vacation at a resort in Myrtle Beach, a signed UK basketball, a night’s stay at The Kentucky Castle, a bourbon tasting party for 10 and several pieces of artwork by local artists, Clark said.

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