Golden Chain Theater will host a classic car show


OAKHURST — Join a community celebration tomorrow, Saturday, April 30, at Oakhurst Community Park. the Center stage classic car show is back for the second year of high-octane fun times from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Attendees will enjoy music, great food, raffles, prizes, rides and dramatic programming Golden Chain Theater Junior players and the ENCORE! young performers.

Image by Markus Spiske.

The raffle prizes have over 40 items, including Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad tickets, boat rental from Miller’s Landing and Forksnights at holiday hostel, Fairfield Inn, and Redwoods. Plus, freebies and gift certificates from many businesses in the mountain area.

“The Golden Chain Theater chose to sponsor a car show because the classic car community is a great group of people to work with,” says Michael Van Buren, President of Golden Chain Theatre. “Last year we had over 50 cars at the event from all over the Mountains and Fresno and Clovis, and we raised thousands of dollars to support our community theater. We hope this year’s event will be bigger, better and more successful than last year.

The Golden Chain Theater relies on fundraising efforts such as the Center Stage Car Show, individual donations from patrons, and major sponsorships to fund operations, projects, and renovations of the historic theater.

The Golden Chain Theater has a list of major repairs needed to keep the aging facility running and improve the guest experience. These include a new HVAC system to better cool and heat the auditorium and bathroom upgrades.

Image of a car engine.

Image by Lonna Lloyd.

New in 2022, the Golden Chain Theater proudly announced a Resilience Sponsorship of Solar Traders. Solar Negotiators is a solar energy company based in Fresno, California. As the theater’s resilience sponsor, Solar Negotiators has generously pledged to help fund roof repairs, install a 12.5 kilowatt solar system, and provide a monthly financial contribution in support of the theater. This donation and sponsorship will ensure the legacy of the historic building and propel the beloved community theater into a bright future.

“We are very grateful for the strong support from our Resilience Sponsor, Solar Negotiators. In addition to the generosity of the Solar Negotiators, the Center Stage Car Show this weekend has incredible support from many other local businesses. , particularly ; Stars and Stripes Realty, Claiborne, Lavoie & Associates, Ditton Century 21 Realty, Sierra Telephone, Camarena Health, and the more than 50 other sponsors,” continues Van Buren. “The lineup of shows at the Golden Chain Theater in 2022 is superb. I know I speak for the entire company when I say it is a relief and a joy for all of us to be back inside the building after the closings of the past two years. The show must go on – and with the support of this community, it really will!”

Calendar of upcoming Golden Chain Theater shows

Shrek the Musical, sponsored by Solar Negotiators
Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 6 – June 12.

Someone save my baby, Ruth!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday July 7 — July 24.

silent sky
Friday, Saturday and Sunday September 2 — September 25

The sound of music
Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 4 — December 18

About Visiting Yosemite | Madera County

Established in 1985, Visit Yosemite | Madera County mission is to attract the millions of Yosemite National Park visitors to the many businesses and attractions from its front door. We invite visitors to take a trip from the Fossil Discovery Center to Madeira Wine Route and beyond into the High Sierra. Discover incredible restaurants, talented artisans, four seasons of water sports in Bass Lake, the Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroadand mighty adventures up to the huge giant sequoia trees. Madera County is the gateway to so much more.

Image of a classic car.

Image by Acton Craword.

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