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Odeon Passes Halfway Mark to Goal
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 • Posted October 31, 2013

The Odeon Preservation Association (O.P.A.) is pleased to announce that they have passed the halfway point of reaching their goal to raise $25,000 thru community donations. The support from the community will qualify the O.P.A. for more than $300,000 in grant money that will assist them in their long term goal of making the Odeon theater a first class movie theater and performing arts center. They hope to reach their goal with Saturday night’s November 2nd benefit performance by Jaston Williams and Joe Ely.

The show, playing in Lubbock Friday, will make a stop in Mason while on its way to Galveston to play at the Opera House on the Strand. Williams, of Greater Tuna fame and Texas music icon Ely are no strangers to Mason. Having performed at the Odeon in the past and knowing its history, its struggles and its goals the duo offered to once again step up to help the Odeon and the community.

“We know how important it is to a community to keep these old theaters open. It’s often the life of a little town” says Williams.

The first 200 persons donating $100 to the Odeon $100 Club will have the opportunity to see Williams and Ely at the Odeon in their production of Is There life After Lubbock. Patrons will have the opportunity before the performance to meet and greet the performers and also enjoy a gourmet wine and cheese reception. The reception begins at the Odeon at 7:00PM followed by the performance at 8:00PM.

Make your donation to the Odeon Theater $100 Club safely on line at WWW.THEODEONTHEATER.COM or by calling Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 and sending a check to Concert-Joe & Jaston P.O. BOX 1599 Mason, TX 76856. Only a few seats remain for the performance. So, join the Odeon $100 Club now.

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