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Capital Campaign


Everything Old is Almost New Again

    We can now imagine the Kettle Falls Theater, built in 1940 by Henry Wood, will continue into the future as a dynamic venue for the performing arts. Widespread community support and diligent stewardship have kept the theatre humming since the original members of the current Woodland Productions made it their performance base in 1978. Beginning in 2015 the Grants/Funding Committee and the Woodland Board of Directors began a number of major projects to add stability to our building and increase safety, accessibility, and comfort for both performers and audience members.

**************** CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PHASE ONE 2015-2019 *****************
Assistive Hearing Devices by Williams Sound are now available thanks to a grant from Empire Health Foundation.

A rebuilt smooth stage surface is in place for dance and set movements, thanks to funding from the Colville Vinson Fund and the extensive efforts of Sean Taboloff.

A three-part heating and ventilation system with air conditioning and improvements in weatherization is working thanks in part to a Community Strategies Grant from the Inland NW Community Foundation and the efforts of Andrew Urbaniak.

 A 2017 faade facelift, returning the theatre to its more iconic look, started with replacing the 1970's-era barn boards with a new stucco exterior below the roof line and adding new double-pane windows, all done with Woodland Capital Campaign funds.

A newly redesigned entryway with consistent steps and strong, artistic handrails was completed with all design, construction and materials contributed by Ben Aherley and Andrew Unbaniak.

Two permanent poster display cases and a large letter marquee have been installed on the rebuilt faade thanks to a grant from the Colville Vinson Fund.

Safety improvements were made to the handicap exit, including lighting, handrails, and a roof to shed snow and rain, funded in part by a 2017-2018 Empire Health Grant.

A 2018 grant from Inland NW Community Foundation allowed the upper faade work to proceed. New stucco was completed between curved parapets in 2019. The front roof is now returned to being flat, shedding water towards the east, avoiding the front sidewalk.

Last in this series was a project to replace the deteriorating stucco on the back portion of the theatre and enclose the porch, soffits and gable ends. WA State Heritage Capital funds were secured to cover much of this work. Instead, damage to the underlying sructure was discovered and the State grant was used to build a protective envelope and flat roof over the entire backstage area. A new interpretive sign was installed by the theatre's lobby entrance as part of this project.

**************** CAPITAL CAMPAIGN PHASE TWO 2020-(2024) *****************
The faade is now ready for an illuminated WOODLAND THEATRE tower to be installed, as time and funding allow. The new look will be reminiscent of the original 1940's theatre.

Rebuilding the backstage to one level with more space and improved accessibility is now underway.

Additional funding and extensive volunteer time will be crucial for this.

Thank you to our Grantors:

The Colville inson Fund 

                                                                                2015 stage upgrade
                                                                                2017 permanent signs and marquee for the front faade
                                                                                2019 new stage curtains and rigging
                                                                                2021 backstage handicap lift


Community Strategies grants for new heating and cooling systems in 2016
and the upper fa
ade upgrade in 2018-19


For a 2015 Rural Aging Responsive Technology Grant
and a 2017 grant for the handicap access upgrade


WA State Heritage Capital Fund 2018-2019 grant for building preservation.

Thanks to the amazing Woodland volunteers who have given time to all the Capital Improvements

Most notable for 2019 are Andrew Urbaniak, Dave Jones, Tom Drake, David King, Jerry Voelker, and Ben Atherley.

Most notable for 2021 are David King, Bob Chipps, Sean Taboloff, Jesse Roberson,
Jeremiah Werner, Lou Janke, Andrew Urbaniak, and Lesley Mann

Friends  and  Donors

Capital Campaign Phase 1 Major Donors 2015-2019  ($500 or more) (*=$1000 or more)

*****Rebecca Baker*****
***John & Sue Poe**
***Campbell Scientific**
**Mary Selecky**

**Kettle Falls Elementary*
*Dorothy Bergin*
*Haney Lumber & Supply Inc.*
*Leslie Waters & Tom Drake*
*Angie King Johnson (Gordie King)
*Boise Cascade
*Brehon McFarland
*Nancy & Andrew Urbaniak
*Stephen & Jean Papst
*Tom & Sally DeSpain       
Hewes Marine Co. Inc.
Lesley Mann & David King
Ron Bacon

Donors to the New Movie Screen

*Kettle Falls Rotary*
*Kettle Falls Chamber of Commerce

Sustaining Member 2017

*Paul Buxton*

Capital Campaign Phase 2 Major Donors 2020-2024 ($500 or more)
Rebecca Baker
Leslie Mann & David King

Brehon McFarland
Campbell Scientific
Dorothy Bergin
Mary Selecky
Peggy Townley & Byron Kerner
Thomas Drake & Leslie Waters
Amy & Rufus Cabral
Haney Lumber & Supply Inc.


Friends of Woodland Theatre  2020-2021
(Friends are listed in the year they donate and the year following)

CENTER STAGE:  Jerry Voelker, Nancy King, Ted & Cecily Van Cleave ($400 - $499)

REACH FOR A STAR: Bill & Donna Stewart, Catharine & Michael Whitby, Cathy Merrill, Dave Johnstone, Emily & Steve Rayson,
Gordon Snapp, Helen McKelvy,
Jackie & Bob McGregor, JL & ML Kinsman, Jonathan Hoyt (Laura Hoyt), Judith Ward, Kent & Bev Brown,
Kenneth & Mary Hendricks, 
Kit & Sharon Shultz, Ozzie & Ginny Wilkinson, Shellee Haynes, William Stewart ($150 - $399)

GIVE A STANDING OVATION: Allan & Cynthia Curtis, Amalia Hutchison (Gael Treesiwin), Amy Kegel, Charlene & Larry Boelger,
Christine Guinn, Ed Bryan, Ed & Shirley Billet, Elinor Distler,
Evelyn & Al Kowitz, Frances & Bradley Waters (Tom Drake),
Fred & Suzanne McCurdy, James & Markey Sandhop, Jan Elliot,
Jay & Janice Berube, John & Janice Hill, Karen Heflick, KF Lady Lions,
Laurie & David Kulp, Leslie Kristiansen,
Linda Short & Mark Egland, Madilane Perry & Raymond Bilderback, Margee Richart,
Nancy Christopher,
Nancy Heater/Style Makers, Richard & Sylvia Platts, Robyn Hodges, Roger & Patty West, Sean Taboloff,
Sharon Tucker, Stephen & Jean Papst, Stephen & Lynn Schott, Su Martens, TJ's Bar & Grill, Windermere Realty
($35 - $149)

BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Danielle Chambers, Dragon Village Restaurant, Evelyn Romo, Jeanie Brozik, Judi Barefoot,
Kay Raymon, Marian Musmecci, Mellissa Elliot, Nick Morris ($1 - $34)

Thank you to all who have contributed !!!!

This is the perfect time to become a Friend of Woodland Theatre,
a Major Donor, or a Sustaining Member by making a tax-deductible contribution to

Woodland Productions
PO Box 524, Colville WA 99114.

or via Paypal (~3% service fee added)