The Kendallville Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) has partnered with their local Pizza Hut to reach their goal of raising $20,000 towards the Save the Strand Theater effort – a project to purchase new, digital equipment for Kendallville’s downtown historic theater. The theater needs the new equipment in order to continue to show first run movies at its location on Main Street in downtown Kendallville.
So far, MYAC has raised nearly $5,000 towards their goal. To raise the remaining $15,000 needed, the group will be selling raffle tickets for $5 each for a chance to win a pizza a week for an entire year from Pizza Hut. Tickets will be available between now and Valentine’s Day at the Kendallville branches of Campbell & Fetter Bank, Community State Bank, the Kendallville Chamber of Commerce, Kendallville City Hall, at the Strand Theater, or by contacting any member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council. Council members this year include: Zion Moulder, Lucas Graden, Carmen Johnson, Allison Hostler, Nick Hostler, Sam Meyer, Hailey Meyer, Tiffani Wilson, Samantha Williams, and Kristen Johnson.
Pizza Hut printed 3,000 raffle tickets, so if all the tickets are sold, the total raised will be $15,000.
According to Kristen Johnson, MYAC Coordinator, “We are extremely grateful to Pizza Hut and manager Bill Miller for this opportunity. The generosity of Pizza Hut, as well as the many other individuals and businesses who have contributed to the Save the Strand effort is overwhelming. We are so fortunate to live in such a supportive and caring community.”
The drawing for the winning raffle ticket holder will be held on Friday, February 14th, and will be announced in this paper.
For questions about the raffle or the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council, please contact Kristen Johnson at (260) 318-0001.