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The second annual ‘GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE!’ day of giving campaign aimed at supporting arts’ and literacy initiatives will be held tomorrow (Friday) with activities planned for the entire day.

This year’s campaign will specifically benefit programming at the Jasper Public Library, stage equipment at the Jasper Arts Center, and ongoing facility and programming needs at the Astra Theatre.

Committee chair Linda Kahle says they were blown away at the outpouring of support for the inaugural GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! campaign that took place in May of 2017.

Kahle says the success of that day was instrumental to the arts in the community, particularly as it relates to helping Next Act finish the renovation of the historic Astra Theatre.

She says they are hopeful for another fantastic day of giving and support—whether one chooses to participate in any one or more of the day’s activities, ‘Very Big Show (of Support)’ at the Jasper Arts Center that evening, or simply make a donation on their web page, Kahle says they are very much appreciative of your consideration—big or small.”

The inaugural 2017 GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! campaign raised more than $70,000.

This year’s campaign will be another day filled with events, activities, and other opportunities in which the public can participate and, in turn, support the effort.

With students off school this week, there is a concentrated effort and focus on children’s activities with special events at the Train Depot in the morning and the Astra Theatre in the afternoon.

The day will conclude with a showcase of local talent of all ages with the “Very Big Show (of Support)”.

Tax deductible donations may be given at any time prior to or on Friday at the GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! website www.GWYL.org.

There are various giving levels, most of which are complimented by an entry into a raffle for a number of different incentives.

Some of the incentives included in the raffle are: a singing telegram delivered by members of Actors Community Theatre, a canvas paint party at the Jasper Arts Center, a private escape room for the winner and seven friends, and a birthday party package with the Dubois County Bombers at League Stadium in Huntingburg for up to 15 children.

Multiple donations would also increase raffle entries and, ultimately, the opportunity to win.

New for this year’s event, is the “Top Dollar Donor Business/Organization Contest”. The business that is the top dollar donor will receive a private movie screening at the Astra Theatre with pizza provided by Papa Johns.

For more information about the 2018 GIVE WHERE YOU LIVE! day including a list of events, visit GWYL.org, JasperArts.org, jdcpl.lib.in.us, and/or TheNextAct.org, or follow any of the three entities on all major social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, and Instragram).

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