September is Fundraising Month

Catch the Vision, BBQ, Blues and Brews and A 1940’s Evening of Jazz all work together for a fundraising effort to help the Bonnie Kate with essential improvements.

Looking Ahead

A fully restored Bwatercolorbkonnie Kate will continue to be the center for the arts in the Carter County/Elizabethton community, offering opportunities for classic movies, classes and workshops
and community gatherings but in a much nicer looking place.
Plans include restoring the stage area, adding period-appropriate lighting and decor., painting, fixing electric work, and adding stage lights, matching chairs.  A sprinkler system can be installed after the roof is completed.  In the future, a building addition which extends into the back lot will allow for adding a thrust stage, exposing the original decorations on the back wall and make room for a backstage and dressing rooms.

Fundraising:  A gift to the Community

Thank you to many of our friends and patrons that have donated funds, items and time this past year. Donations include chairs, tables for the auditorium, Sound and lighting equipment, a red rug, silent auction items, furniture, a piano, costumes and more.

Help us reach our goals by giving generously in 2018
First Act   $50
Center Stage  $100
Curtain Call  $250
Applause  $500

Encore  $1000

Our Friends Help with Fundraising

West Side Elementary Kindergarten donates $50 to the Bonnie Kate Theater to help pay for stage lights.

  The kindergarten students from West Side  started their annual historic downtown Elizabethton tour at the Bonnie Kate Theater.  Marcia Ross showed them the inside of the building and told them about the history and the future plans for the Bonnie Kate. The students participated in different fundraising activities and donated some of the proceeds to many of the downtown businesses including the Bonnie Kate Theater to help pay for stage lights.  Thank you West Side students.

Our First Gift:  Open House at the Bonnie Kate

In November of 2016 A team of Elves and East Tennessee Foundation help with a “Sneak a Peek” afternoon at the Bonnie Kate

The Bonnie Kate Theater celebrated Downtown Open House on Sunday November 13th by opening its doors and welcoming guests in to see the open stage area of the building. Smiling elves greeted a steady stream of visitors and guided them through the room, imparting information about its history, the plans of restoration and the current status of the project. The festive atmosphere, many guests and sweet refreshments made for a great way to kick off the holiday season.

Thank you East Tennessee Foundation for sponsoring the event.

Gifts can be made to:

The Elizabethton / Carter County Foundation

We invite businesses, organizations and individuals to become part of this important project, one that will leave a lasting legacy for generations to come.

To make a contribution, checks or other gifts should be made payable to:

Elizabethton / Carter County Community Foundation, P.O. Box 695, Elizabethton, TN 37644

Gifts by credit card can be made by clicking the button below, after the site loads select Carter County from the map or county listing.

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Thank you for your support!




Those that have supported the Bonnie Kate