About 50 sponsors of the new seats in the 24th Street Theatre gathered in Curtis Hall in mid-March with the Sierra 2 staff to celebrate the renovation of the theater.
Former SCNA President Eric Johnson welcomed the donors before directing them to find their seats in the theater and enjoy the entertainment. Engraved bronze plates on the seats identify the sponsors.
Performers included the Tartan Hearts School of Scottish Highland Dance, the Aloha Polynesia Dance troupe and the Rod Stinson Band. Bella Bru provided wine, beer and appetizers.
Seat of honor
A seat in the renovated 24th Street Theatre has been dedicated to Valerie Burrows, whose duties during her 15 years on the Sierra 2 staff have included theater manager and developing key relationships with facility tenants. Valerie has also served as interim executive director and facilities administrator. She is considered the expert on all operations of the Sierra 2 Center.