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As an end cap to Jasper’s O’Tannenbaum Days, Next Act, Inc., will hold a pork chop dinner fundraiser on Sunday, December 4th to Benefit renovations to the Astra Theatre in downtown Jasper.

Each meal will include a 10 ounce bacon wrapped pork chop, a baked potato, creamy cole slaw, and Amish bread, and will be available for pickup at the Matrix Integration parking lot between the hours of 12 noon and 2:30 pm.

The meals prepared by Ferdinand Processing, are $15 per, and available for purchase in advance at, by phoning 812-566-1935, or by contacting a member of the Next Act’s board of directors.

All net proceeds will benefit the 501c3’s ongoing effort to raise much needed funds to renovate the historic theater.

Next Act, Inc., learned late this past summer that the Astra had been selected to receive $400,000 in historic preservation funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs, most of which will go toward repair and replacement of the building’s major infrastructure.

Funds raised from any of the Astra’s upcoming events, including this pork chop fundraiser, will go toward interior renovations that will include, but aren’t limited to: opening the balcony, installing an accessible first floor restroom, expanding the concessions area, and the purchase of new audio/video technology.

For more information about Next Act, Inc., and the historic Astra Theatre, please visit

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