Uptown Theatre Honors to take place Sept. 16

The 3rd Annual Uptown Theatre Honors will take place Saturday, Sept. 16, at 8 p.m. (with a wine-and-appetizer reception beginning at 7 p.m.), at the First Street Community Center Uptown Theatre, 221 First St. NE, Mount Vernon. The event will honor Dean Borg, Jim Evans, Babs Moore, Dick Thomas, and Dorothy Topie, and will include tribute speeches, live musical numbers, and much more.

“This community owes a lot to those people who have tirelessly contributed to Mount Vernon and Lisbon’s quality of life through their work in the performing and visual arts,” said Trude Elliott, spokesperson for the group. “These are the people that continually make our community a great place to live, work and visit, and with this event we hope all of the community will show up and show their appreciation for these five honorees.”

A limited number of $20 tickets for the event are available at Bauman’s, 124 1st St. SW, Mount Vernon, or through a special reservation line set up for the event. To reserve tickets, patrons are asked to call (319) 535-2030. Tickets at the door, if available, will be $25. Further information about the event is available at (319) 558-9202 or through email at trudejoelliott@aol.com

This event is being organized with the help and support of the First Street Community Center and the A-Go-Go Fundraising Team. The event is sponsored in part by the Mount Vernon Area Arts Council and the Mount Vernon-Lisbon Community Development Group.

About the A-Go-Gos

The A-Go-Go Fundraising Committee (aka the “A-Go-Gos”) is the group responsible for raising $17,000 for the First Street Community Center Uptown Theatre through the 2013 “Frank Benesh Memorial Uptown Theatre Telethon A-Go-Go!” The group also organized 2014’s “Las Vegas Karaoke Bingo A-Go-Go” and 2015’s “Frank Benesh Memorial Save the Traver Tapes Telethon A-Go-Go!” They also produce the annual Uptown Theatre Honors, Mount Vernon’s version of the Kennedy Center Honors.