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We all love a happy ending: PACC reaches projector goal

January 22, 2014

Teresa Neal (left) theater chair of the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) Board, is pictured along with Rob McCoy, PACC executive director, beside the popcorn box graph showing the amount of money raised for the digital projector fundraiser. Also pictured is a historic movie projector from the 1940s, which is on display in the Jackson Theater lobby. The old projector hasn’t been in use for many years. (Photo by Larry McGuire of The Spirit)

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Thanks to the assistance of the community, the Punxsutawney Area Community Center (PACC) has reached its goal of $70,000 to purchase a new digital projector for the Jackson Theater.

Teresa Neal, the Punxsutawney Community Center Board’s theater chair, said the center had set its goal at $70,000, with a hope that it could raise it by June, when 35mm films will no longer be produced.

“We were very happy that we reached our goal so fast, and I think that’s due to the hard work of our committee and our Executive Director Rob McCoy,” Neal said. “It was great to see a variety of the community come together to raise money because they didn’t want our theater to go away. It was really amazing.”

For the full story, see Thursday's print edition of The Spirit.

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