The efforts to raise funds for the purchase of the Englewood Theatre are still in full force, and residents can contribute this weekend as part of an all-day fundraising event at Scores Sports Bar and Grill in Independence.
Owner Lori Burroughs has been a long-time fan of the long-closed Englewood Theatre and the Arts District as a whole for many years, and is excited to see what can happen by holding a fundraiser from 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday. During a previous fundraising event, Burroughs said the community brought together $1,620 in three hours.
“What could we do if we did an all-day, all-night (fundraiser)?” she asked.
Breakfast will be served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with live music kicking off at noon and lasting until midnight. Burroughs said 10 percent of sales during the day will also be contributed to the Englewood fund.
A silent auction will also take place, and residents still have the opportunity to donate gift certificates or services to the auction. Burroughs said contributions so far include items such as limousine service, and hair and massage appointments.
There will be suggested door cover of $5, according to Burroughs, but residents can always contribute more to bring the Englewood back to life.