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Aim for March, 2019, completion for new Wieting Theatre - Opera House addition

Back Stage Work All Done

October 11, 2018
By Jim Roan - Project Manager - Wieting Phase II , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Your Wieting Theatre and Opera House

The Phase II, Part A and Part B will be completed by March 6, 2019, subject to winter working conditions. Phase II Part A.- This part was completed as of Aug. 31, 2018 at a total cost of $428,096. This work included fly loft steel, roof materials, insulation, basement work, lighting and brick work.

As far as possible, all of this work was done by local, Tama County, sub-contractors.

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New rigging and curtains were provided and installed by J. R. Clancy and its sub-contractors.

Phase II, Part B. This part of Phase II was started on Sept. 14, 2018 by Henning Companies, LLC as general contractor, a company out of Johnston, Iowa. Randy Sharp is their Senior Project Manager.

The total cost for the addition to the Wieting with a common wall and site work is $911,007.

The estimated completion date is March 6, 2019, subject to the winter conditions.

The work and funding: About 90 percent of the work under Part B will be done by local, Tama County sub-contractors. A list of these will be posted at the site.

The funding for the site is set out herein.

In addition we just received a nice grant from Tama County for $7,418.

Total Tama county donations have come from over 240 people in the total sum of $216,000. The Wieting Theatre Trustees and Guild thank you so much.

We still need to raise over $290,590 to complete paying for the project. Please send any donations or pledge possible to: Wieting theatre, P.O. Box 387, Toledo IA 52342.

The Future: The communities of south Tama County and all of Tama County should benefit from this community project. we will have a state-of =-the-art, free standing theatre and opera house to serve all the people in our area for another 100 years.

The Wieting will be for the use of our school districts, for a variety of live theatre performances, for movies, for dance programs, for civic meetings and for a variety of other community events.

As I have stated before, we do this for our young people and as Ella wanted, for all of our community members.

Thanks and I will see you at the Wieting.

Jim Roan

Project Manager



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