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Help Us Fly! EPAC has a chance to Win $3,000 | A Community Thrives!

​Please help! We're in week two of “A Community Thrives”, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK, and this week we're out to win $3,000 for our cause… installing a theater rigging system in the historic Robert Eckert Theater.

The 10 charities (5 in each Tier) that receive the most number of individual donations online between Monday, March 25th at 12pm ET and Monday, April 1st at 11:59:59am ET will each win $3,000.

We are in Tier 1! This is an awesome opportunity and we can’t do it without our amazing supporters.

Please Click Here: to contribute what you can. We truly appreciate it. If nothing else, please check out our 2nd week video! Thank you so much and we really appreciate all of your help.

Lou Ligouri,

President Endicott Performing Arts Center Board of Directors

The Endicott Performing Arts Center has applied for a grant to fund our goal of installing drop line sets to raise and lower scenery, lights, and sound on the stage at EPAC. This is an ambitious undertaking... the cost is $125,000 to install drop line sets. This is the last stage of renovations for the historic Robert Eckert Theater. We hope you'll consider making a donation toward the cause.

The Endicott Performing Arts Center is a 102 year old historic vaudeville theater that has been renovated and operates as a performing arts theater and school for the performing arts. We have worked very hard over the past 20 years and at this point, EPAC is the busiest performing arts venue in our area and an anchor in Endicott's Washington Avenue Business District.

However, one aspect of the renovation of this historic theater that has not yet been accomplished is that of the installation of theater rigging. Theater rigging also known as a fly system, or flying system is a system of lines, blocks, pulleys, and related devices within a theater that enable a stage crew to quickly, quietly and safely fly (hoist) components such as curtains, lights, scenery, stage effects and, sometimes, people (e.g. Peter Pan). Systems are typically designed to fly components between clear view of the audience and out of view, into the large opening, fly loft, above the stage. EPAC has the empty fly loft space, but without the rigging. Help rebuild the last piece of this historic treasure.

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