Jaffrey’s new performing arts center to hold live online telethon offering auditorium seat sponsorships and an online & live auction. JAFFREY — The Park Theatre announced today it plans to hold a live telethon and auction via Facebook Live and YouTube Live simultaneously on Friday, July 10, starting at 7 p.m. During the event celebrity […]

Jaffrey’s new performing arts center to hold live online telethon offering auditorium seat sponsorships and an online & live auction. JAFFREY — The Park Theatre announced today it plans to hold a live telethon and auction via Facebook Live and YouTube Live simultaneously on Friday, July 10, starting at 7 p.m. During the event celebrity […]

Jaffrey’s new performing arts center to hold live online telethon offering auditorium seat sponsorships and an online & live auction.

Park Theatre on Main Street in Jaffrey nears completion. Courtesy Photo


JAFFREY — The Park Theatre announced today it plans to hold a live telethon and auction via Facebook Live and YouTube Live simultaneously on Friday, July 10, starting at 7 p.m.

During the event celebrity pledge takers will be (virtually) taking seat naming sponsorships for the William David Eppes Auditorium, which is the main auditorium of the new Park Theatre.

Among those scheduled to appear include Oscar winner Ernest Thompson (On Golden Pond), WMUR’s Ray Brewer and PBS Victory Garden’s Roger Swain. Viewers will be able to call-in to the celebrities with their seat inscription, contact information as well as credit card information. Donors can also have their seat paid for with a check.

The evening will be hosted by The Park Theatre’s CEO, Steve Jackson with co-host actor Lisa Bostnar (Law & Order, Blindspot, Blacklist, PanAmFBI:Most Wanted, NY stage, Peterborough Players). 

Auction items include a 6-night African Zulu Nyala Safari for two, backyard fireworks show from Atlas PyroVision, 365-day golf club membership from Shattuck Golf, event tent rental from Monadnock Tent & Event, five-night stay in Cabo San Lucas at a luxury resort, Seiko 24-jewel watch from Hobbs Jewelers, plus dozens of other items including restaurant gift certificates and more. Starting Friday, June 26, visit the online auction directly www.biddingowl.com/theparktheatre or go to the theatre’s website, www.theparktheatre.org.

An online auction is to begin Friday, June 26, to take pre-bids online. The online bidding will run from June 26 until the live event begins at 7 p.m. on July 10 at which point the bidding will go live on the virtual telethon program. At this point, all online bids will be moved to the show for final live bids. Separate auction telephone lines will be set up for people to call in.

The two-hour broadcast will also include several entertainment breaks with regional performers including singer/songwriters, Volkert Volkersz and Eve Pierce.

“It’s an exhilarating time for everyone at The Park Theatre. The dream is coming true with our remarkable facility. We are taking advantage of today’s technology and holding our auction and telethon online. We believe this fundraising event can raise significant funds as we finalize construction and begin to order theatre equipment. We can’t thank our auction item donors enough for their incredible support. They are making this a memorable and historic event. Also, a big thanks to all of the volunteers and our celebrity pledge takers for giving their time and talent to this endeavor that will benefit generations to come,” said Steve Jackson, CEO and Managing Director of The Park Theatre.

Questions about the telethon and auction can be answered by visiting the theatre’s website, www.theparktheatre.com, calling the administration office (603) 532-9300, or by emailing the theatre at parktv@theparktheatre.org.