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Musicians ‘band’ together for Mount Tabor

A hand-clappin’, foot-stompin’ feel-good evening of great music is promised for Monday, June 13 at The Regent Theatre as community performers band together (pun intended) to raise money to help upgrade the beloved Mt. Tabor Playhouse in Milford.
The evening’s line-up includes: The Frere Brothers with Jake deVries, Suzanne Pasternak, Seventh Town, Amy Sedore, Jerry Foster, Lenni Stewart, Grampa’s Goodtime Gang, Bill Ostrander, Loraine Sine, Penny and John Kitchen, Jennifer Noxon. Raffles, an auction and much, much more is planned for the night, hosted by Rick Zimmerman and Janet Kellough.
Tickets $20 available at Hicks General Store, Milford; Wight’s Greenhouses, Wellington; Scott’s Store, Picton; and Quinte Arts Council, Belleville. Be a good neighbour – help fix Mt. Tabor! For more info call 613-476-1271 or email lorifarrington@hotmail.com
For more information about TaborFix and the Mt. Tabor Fire Code issues, visit their blog: http://taborfix.blogspot.com or find them on Facebook under TaborFix

TaborFix Update
By Lori Farrington

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Leon McConnell and his team, the auction raised almost $6000!  The crowd enjoyed several bidding wars that had the audience cheering.  Auctioneer John Rorabeck, along with his side-kick Leon, kept the evening moving and added to the overall enjoyment of the event.
Overheard in the audience, “This is just like a play!”  CHEERS! to the community for donating items, as well as coming out and buying.

Cash Donations
If you wish to make a donation to TaborFix and would like a tax receipt, make the cheque out to The County of Prince Edward.  If you don’t require a tax receipt, simply make the cheque out to TaborFix. Either way, cheques can be mailed to:  TaborFix, c/o Diane Underhill, Treasurer, 104 Goodman Crescent, RR#2 Milford, ON, K0K 2P0.

County Council 2011 Budget
County Council has set their 2011 budget and has set aside $22,000 to complete some of the upgrades that are required to Mt. Tabor.  This money will be used on such things as the furnace room improvements, ceiling, and wall work.  The money raised by TaborFix endeavors, will primarily be used to fix the front steps and assist with remaining fire code upgrades.  Barb Proctor, Ward 9 Councillor states, “The front doors have already been improved to open outwards and a fire alarm system has now been installed as a result of the redirection of 2010 dollars that had been set aside by RPC for work to the parking lot.  Since the front steps are not a fire code requirement, RPC plans to allocate the required $12,000 in the 2012 budget.  Tabor Fix dollars raised will enable the front steps to be completed this year to prevent falls that could occur as a result of the reorientation of the front doors.  Other issues in the theatre such as railings and fire code drapery and seats, floor lighting and minor improvements must be addressed.  So, continue to marvel at the talent we enjoy while in the safe environment of Mt. Tabor.”

Thanks to the Community

A special thanks goes out to the community at large, who support Mt. Tabor and the fundraising efforts of TaborFix.  The reality is that without these necessary improvements, Mt. Tabor would no longer be usable.  One has to wonder that if it’s no longer usable, why would the County keep it?  Thankfully, the Council’s allocation of $22,000 seems to represent a support of the building and the community events that happen in and around it.  Thanks to the community, including County Council, we won’t need to face that, which means we can continue to enjoy Milord Fair, the ball diamond, Milford Market, theatre productions, music performances, winter carnival events, and the Easter egg hunt, to name a few.  Your support of upcoming TaborFix events is still very much needed, but we feel well on our way to seeing the renovations completed in a timely manner.
For more information about TaborFix and the Mt. Tabor issues, visit our blog (http://taborfix.blogspot.com) or find us on Facebook (Tabor Fix).

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