LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A ‘thank you’ to a generous community that believes in the arts

May 9, 2021
By Marcy Shortuse

Dear Editor and generous friends of Royal Palm Players:

In June of 2019 I began my two-year term as president of Royal Palm Players. My initial task was addressing the necessary replacement of all lighting and sound equipment in the Community Center Auditorium. With an initial grant from the Boca Grande Woman’s Club and partnering with The Friends organization, we raised the funds over the summer to have the equipment installed in the fall.  

Then, in the spring of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic forced the cancellation of our remaining sold-out shows and 30th Anniversary fundraising event.  

A determined, hard-working, creative-thinking and supportive board of directors took advantage of these times and presented two outdoor cabaret shows. Together we coped, connected, recovered and continued to plan for the future.  

I am personally grateful to each for their support in numerous ways and what we achieved together these past two years.

The collective support of our generous Boca Grande Community has been extraordinary. Particular thanks to our 30th Anniversary Club donors ($30,000), our Season, Show and Corporate/Community Sponsors and each individual donor who continued financial support, even though our scheduled season of entertainment was postponed. Your contributions enabled us to meet our financial responsibilities, propelled us forward and established the promise of a new season of entertainment. 

Thank you for being valued partners with RPP and sharing our belief that we are all enriched by the arts. 

Thank you for investing so generously in this priceless expression of live theater. 

Ann Fletcher

President

Royal Palm Players