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Bartell Theatre improves fundraising, pursuing more support

The Bartell Theatre is doing somewhat better. It won't close due to lack of funds until July 2014.

That may sound dire, but the theater's previous financial projections required that it close by December, unless fundraising improved. It has - though there's a long way to go.

"Our individual donor program, the Friends of the Bartell, has more than doubled over 2010-2011," says managing director Sarah Hoover. "Its 34 members collectively gave over $18,000 this year."

The 2012 Bartell Theatre Awards, held July 14, netted the community venue another $2,000.

Says Hoover, "We are researching merchandise sales, unified ticketing and other great ideas that will build collaboration, communication and income."

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