McGinnis hopes board allocates funds to theatre
by Hawkins Teague
Jul 18, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While audiences are being entranced by the fantasy and music of “The Wiz,” they might notice that Little Theater in which they are watching has seen better days. Some of the seats are in need repair and the carpet is past its prime. While Trigg County Superintendent Tim McGinnis said he hoped the Board of Education would vote to make much-needed improvements to the theater’s light and sound systems, the carpet and seats will probably have to wait for now.

“The carpet was, unfortunately, put in the summer I came here, which was seven years ago,” McGinnis said. “It simply has not worn well.”

Since the carpet is less than a decade old, the district would probably wait quite a while to replace it since it has more pressing priorities. The elementary school building, for example has rooms where the carpet hasn’t been replaced in about 30 years, he said.

The seats are still the original seats that were put in more than 30 years ago. Several are badly in need of repair, but there isn’t enough money available to replace all of them, McGinnis said. He said that new seats can cost up to $200 or $300 a unit and it isn’t practical to only replace the broken seats because they wouldn’t match the very old seats already in place.

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