Cumberland ETC announces a new fund raising campaign called "Repair The Roof."

The arts center and theater is located in the old St. Mary's Catholic Church across from the elementary school on 2nd Avenue. The building was constructed in the early 1900s, and was refurbished in 2000 into the Ruppel Family Theater and a downstairs art gallery. However, the roof was left as is. It is now over 30 years old, and is in desperate need of repair.

Recently a series of generous donations has kickstarted a campaign to raise money to repair the roof. Included in these donations is a $10,000 donation earmarked as a matching fund. All contributions will be matched dollar for dollar until the end of the year.

Estimates for repairing the roof range from $45,000 to $55,000. The roof is complex and steep, and includes several cornices and a steeple.

For years guests have had to sidestep buckets to catch leaks, and there has been damage to the plaster ceilings and walls.

Enrichment Through Culture is a non-profit 501c3 organization managed by a publicly elected board of directors. All donations are tax deductible. ETC depends on public donations to provide plays, public concerts, the summer music series, and the popular Art In The Park arts and craft fair.

If you wish to contribute to the Repair The Roof Campaign, please send donations to ETC, PO Box 191, Cumberland, Wisconsin 54829. The names of contributors will be displayed in the Ruppel Family Theater.


News and Upcoming Events

Dashing Through The Snow

by Jesse Jones, Nicholas Hope, Jamie Wooten
Performances: December 8-10, 15-18

Its four days before Christmas in the tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, and a colorful parade of eccentric guests arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity. Trina, the harried yet upbeat innkeeper of this B&B, has more than she can handle coping with these nuttier-than-a-fruitcake lodgers. Hoyt and his sister, Donna Jo, make the mistake of trying to end a thirty-year feud between their curmudgeonly aunts, Ennis and Della, with sidesplitting results. Ainsley and Lenora, self-involved actors from a lower-than-low-budget touring production of A Christmas Carol, descend on the Inn to fulfill a promise, leaving comedic chaos in their wake. Add to this Yuletide mayhem an ill-advised romantic rendezvous between Mrs. Claus and one of Santas elves, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, not to mention a tipsy housekeeper, and its clear it will take more than a kiss under the mistletoe to keep Trinas spirits merry and bright. But a spur-of-the-moment Christmas Eve wedding that brings together the fabulous Futrelle sistersHoney Raye, Twink, Frankie and Rhonda Lynnand their best friend, Raynerd, takes a surprising and delightful turn that leads to a laugh-'til-your-sides-ache climax, changing all their lives forever. Youll swear this family-friendly Jones/Hope/Wooten Christmas comedy is more fun than a joyride in a one-horse open sleigh!

Tickets are available at Peter and Annie's, or can be reserved by calling 715-822-2787 and leaving a message.

55th Annual Community Choir Christmas Concert

Sunday, Dec 11, 2pm & 4pm
St Paul Lutheran Church

Come and enjoy our Cumberland tradition, as you prepare for the Christmas season. The Men's Chorus will be directed by Jeremy Westin and Beth McClain is directing the Women's Chorus. Accompanists are Laura Lindquist and Lori Petzel.

John Westin is directing the Concert Chorus. John has announced his retirement, so this will be his last year on the podium. Perhaps this gives you special impetus to come to the concert and thank John for his fifty plus years of being part of the choir and his several decades of directing.

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