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Bedford Playhouse Makes Year-end Fundraising Push To Start Construction

A cafe at the Bedford Playhouse will be a place for the community to hang out and enjoy light fare.
A cafe at the Bedford Playhouse will be a place for the community to hang out and enjoy light fare. Photo Credit: bedfordplayhouse.org
A graphic lists the fundraising milestones that the Bedford Playhouse has hit thus far.
A graphic lists the fundraising milestones that the Bedford Playhouse has hit thus far. Photo Credit: Screen shot/Bedford Playhouse
Information sent out in an email newsletter by the Bedford Playhouse shows how much money they are trying to raise by the end of the year.
Information sent out in an email newsletter by the Bedford Playhouse shows how much money they are trying to raise by the end of the year. Photo Credit: Screen shot/Bedford Playhouse

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Bedford Playhouse is making a final push for donations as 2016 draws to a close with the goal of completing renovations to its downtown space before next winter.

Aiming to raise about $100,000 before the end of 2016, the nonprofit Playhouse and its supporters are trying to reach the $5.2 million mark to ensure ground can be broken on the construction phase of the project in early 2017, according to a recent email newsletter from the group.

The money is part of a greater $6 million campaign to fund the Playhouse's renovation – which includes the construction of three theaters and the creation of a promised “community hub, ” according to the campaign's organizers.

“This isn’t just about bringing back a movie theater. It’s about revitalizing an entire community, making the heart of Bedford beat with more excitement, more energy and more fun,” says a statement on the Playhouse’s donation website.

While gifts of any amount are welcome, those donating $5,000 or more will be added to a permanent Founding Donors Wall to be erected at the new theater, according to the website.

Click here to learn more about the project or to donate .

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