Benefit screening raises $2,250 for scholarships

December 18, 1997

A benefit screening of the locally filmed movie "For Richer or Poorer" raised more than $2,000 for the children's scholarship program of Carroll County Arts Council

The council bought out the early evening show when the film opened at Cranberry Mall last week , said Sandra M. Oxx, the arts council executive director. The theater added a second screen to meet the local demand for tickets.

"They could have sold out 50 times over," Oxx said of the evening showing. "It was filled with people who wanted to see it -- and they hadn't even advertised for that time.

"For the people who saw it, it was fun. Our guests were smiling when they left," she said. "Main Street is very recognizable."

The fund-raiser means about 15 scholarships "for local kids who might otherwise be unable to take music, dance and art lessons," she said.

"We netted $2,250," Oxx said, including money from sales of "For Richer or Poorer" T-shirts and baseball caps donated by Universal Studios Inc., and the auction of other memorabilia from the film. A boost also came from a corporate sponsor, FCNB Bank.

The movie starring Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley was filmed in the spring on Westminster's Main Street and at a farm north of the city.

Photos of the filming will be on display at the arts council office at 15 E. Main St. this month. The office is open from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

Fire

Westminster: Firefighters from Reese assisted Westminster at 6: 20 p.m. Tuesday, responding to a garage fire in the 1000 block of Washington Road. Units were out 30 minutes.

Police

Westminster: A Manchester resident told police Tuesday that someone stole her ring from a jewelry counter at Montgomery Ward in Cranberry Mall Dec. 11. The loss was estimated at $130.

Pub Date: 12/18/97

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