Zebulon campaign continues, live concerts are this week

Country and Southern gospel music will be on stage at Cairo’s historic Zebulon Theater this week with two concerts planned as part of the ongoing efforts to raise money to convert the theater from celluloid film to digital.
The Jeff Davis and Tired Creek band concert is Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Zebulon. The group has played inspirational country and southern gospel music since 1991. Tickets are $8.
The popular local group, Just Us will be in concert Saturday beginning at 7:30 p.m., at the Zebulon. All seats are $10.
Proceeds from both concerts go to the Zebulon’s digital conversion fund and tickets will be on sale at the door.
Previous concerts have netted the fund approximately $500 each. While, the Aug. 23 kickoff auction event, Jewels and Jeans, raised nearly $16,000. The theater, which is owned and operated by Regional Community Center, a non-profit organization, needs about $75,000 to convert to the new digital format that the movie industry is switching to by January.
A “Lock-in” held this week where individuals in the community are “locked up” until they can raise bail to support the Zebulon is expected to bring in another $15,000, getting the theater about half way to their goal with still more fund raisers on the calendar.
Future events include a chicken pilau for Oct. 27 in the Cultural Center parking lot between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold at upcoming concerts, but more information may be obtained by contacting Candace Dickerson at (229)977-3846 or Robert Dykes at (229)378-7405.
A concert by Cairo native Ralph Roddenbery is also being planned for later in the year.
Anyone wishing to make a tax deductible donation to the Zebulon may do so by mailing it to Zebulon Theater, P.O. Box 1330, Cairo, GA 39828. Checks may be made out to Zebulon Theater.

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