Restoring the Granada: Raffle Announced to Raise Funds for Proposed Work
Article by Charles Boothe, Bluefield Daily Telegraph | April 25, 2019
Community leaders and citizens gather Wednesday for the unveiling for a 2018 Cadillac Cascada convertible, as well as the news that the Shott Foundation will provide a three-to-one match of all funds raised this year for restoration.
Staff photo by Jessica Nuzzo.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first part of a two-part series on the restoration of the historic Granada Theater in downtown Bluefield. The second part will be published in an edition this weekend.
BLUEFIELD —If all goes as planned, the renovation of the Granada Theater in Bluefield may be finished by the end of 2020.
That plan took a major step forward Wednesday with the unveiling of a raffle for a 2018 Cadillac Cascada convertible as well as the news that the Shott Foundation will provide a three to one match of all funds raised this year for the restoration.
Julie Hurley, vice president of the Bluefield Preservation Society (BPS) which is spearheading the $2.5 million project, said the car, valued at $37,500, was donated by Tom Cole, owner of Cole Chevy and former mayor of Bluefield.
““Tickets are $100 each and we have only 1,000 printed,” she said. “That $100,000 will bring $400,000 with the Shott Foundation match.
The total raised this year will be matched over a three-year period.
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