Paramount wrapped in wreaths
Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 18, 2000
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Paramount Theatre.
Saturday, November 18, 2000
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Paramount Theatre. Nearly four dozen wreaths adorn the walls of the lobby at the historic theater.
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The Festival of Wreaths is an effort to raise funds for building’s restoration. This is the second year the event has taken place.
"Last year we had about 40 wreaths and we’re hoping for the same amount this year," Nikki Hess, Paramount Theatre’s project coordinator, said.
They would also like to match or top last year’s $1,500 raised by the silent auction of the wreaths.
The wreaths are a mixture of store-bought and hand-made. They were donated by businesses and private individuals alike.
Greeting patrons as they enter the theater is the large wreath donated by Emotions.
"It’s actually made of cashmere," Hess said as her fingers brushed the long needles of the wreath. "Before it was decorated, the value was over $200."
A large bow, a friendly snowman in the middle, lights and other garnishes complete the over-sized wreath.
The Festival of Wreaths opens today and continues throughout the week.
Bidding on the silent auction will be closed following the intermission of the Martin Zellar concert on Saturday.
Today: 2 to 4 p.m.
Monday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 6 p.m. until concert intermission