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SCVST Thanks Donors for Season's Assistance

 By Lisa Stratton

JULY 13, 2007--Without the support of the many area businesses, individuals and theatre patrons in the region, the St. Croix Valley Summer Theatre might never have survived for 41 years. As one of the oldest theatre troupes in the Upper Midwest, SCVST was founded in 1966 in order to supply quality theatre experiences to the residents of the St. Croix Valley region. Organizers want to thank the generous turnout of individuals and businesses who supported the 2007 season.

The theatre company of about 70 members operates out of the University of Wisconsin - River Falls, and producing up to four shows per summer is a costly venture for such a relatively small group, say the organizers.

One of the most recent contributors to SCVST is UWRF Chancellor Don Betz and his wife, Susanne.  

"Susanne and I have truly enjoyed the array of energetic productions offered by SCVST over the past three summers that we have lived in River Falls.  This program connects the community, region and the university and showcases a broad spectrum of talent," says Betz. "We encourage everyone who loves live theater to support SCVST."

In addition to individual support, local businesses that advertise in the SCVST program are valued as well.  

"Advertisers in this summer's program know their ads will be in the hands of more than 5,000 patrons throughout the summer," says Melanie Nelson, SCVST marketing director. "Even more importantly these businesses are directly supporting art in our community. Without their dedicated backing, St. Croix Valley Summer Theatre wouldn't be 41 years old and wouldn't be the professional theatre that it is today."

For more information about SCVST, email The following individuals and businesses supported SCVST's 2007 season:

SUPERSTAR - $500 and up   
The John Doar Foundation
The Viola Lundeberg Trust
Erik, Sara and Eva Quam
Richard and Grace Swensen

PRODUCER - $250 - $499   
Joan and Bill Halverson
Becky Kleager and David Rusterholz
William Larsen
J. Kenneth Lee & Ruth A. Lee
Alison and David Page
Clyde and Ellen Smith

DIRECTOR - $100 - $249   
Ray and Zora Anderson
Don and Susanne Betz
Brian and Karen Copp
Bill and Jan Cordua
Ann and Bob Gustafson
Mary and Tom Halada  
Waldo and Suzanne Hagen
George Hansen and Emily Lyon Hansen
Nicholas and Inga Karolides
Gorden Hedahl and Jean Loudon
Curt and Dee Larson
Dan and Luanne Linehan
Bill and Kay Montgomery
Craig and Mary Louise Olson
Les and Cindy Ray
St. Croix Off-Broadway Dinner Theatre
Kay Wilson
Wayne and Marian Wolfe
Jim and Jill Zimmerman

ACTOR - $50 - $99   
Bob and Kate Baker
Deanne & Jerry Bauer
Jim and Dorothy Beix  
Charles and Roselind Christenson
The Jeff Davis Family
In Memory of Frank Deja
Dennis Gagnier
Ron and Leah Gavin
Mel and Laurie Germanson
Jean and George Gfall
Francis Ginther
John and Ina Hill
John and Lee Hill
Rowland and Helen Klink
Warren and Jeannette Leonard
Elizabeth and Peter Lockwood
Mark Meydam and Katrina Larsen
Mike and Janell Norman
Milo and Betty Lou Oppegard
David A. Peters
Richard and Lorraine Pietso
Neal and Caren Prochnow
Beverly Proulx
Jerome and Marcella Rodewald
Judy Rommel  
Beverly M. Solsvig
Alan and Jean Stewart
Wayne (Swede) and Kathy Svoboda
Margaret L. Swanson
Judy Tonnemaker
Helen and Lonnie Turner
Barb Wall

STAGEHAND - $1 - $49   
Bonnie DeLong
Barbara P. Glidden & John Hecimovich
Dean and Linda Henderson
Charleen Jensrud
Donna Pearson
Mike Tillmann
Fern Tomaszewski
Mary Trebus
Delores Whitman


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