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'Next Step' campaign seeks to raise $50,000 for Ellendale Opera House renovation work

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. today (April 21) kicked off a new matching fund-drive – Next Step – to help pay for improvements aimed at increasing business and community use of the historic Ellendale Opera House.

The campaign goal is $50,000, with all contributions up to $25,000 matched dollar-for- dollar by anonymous opera house supporters.

Those who donate $250 or more to the Next Step fund-drive between now and July 31 will receive a custom-designed O.P.E.R.A. mug.

O.P.E.R.A. began its current "Building Our Future and Preserving Our Past" campaign to raise funds to restore the 1909 opera house in late 2018. In 2019, O.P.E.R.A. raised nearly $80,000 as part of the 80th birthday celebration for long- time opera house advocate Jeanette Robb.

The group raised another $13,000 in donations from the book "Visions from My Childhood" with images created by Ellendale native Kevin Kendall.

Donate today and receive a custom coffee mug

Time is running out to join O.P.E.R.A.'s "Back Wall Bunch" with a donation, and receive a handsome (and useful) coffee mug as a reward.

Donate to Opera House on Giving Tuesday, December 1

While supplies last, all those donating $150 or more will receive a copy of Kevin Kendall's photo retrospective: Visions from My Childhood. The 20-page book include dozens of photos of people and places in Ellendale from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's.

The Ellendale Opera House is once again participating in Giving Tuesday, December 1.

After Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping, take time to contribute to your favorite non-profit charitable organization by participating in "Giving Tuesday."

We hope you'll consider O.P.E.R.A.'s fund-raising effort to renovate the historic Opera House on Main Street.

CLICK HERE to donate

Enjoy some hot soup; help support O.P.E.R.A.

Attention apple pie-makers: OPERA's Pie Auction Sept. 12

Enjoy a slice July 28 and support O.P.E.R.A.

'Visions from My Childhood' book campaign exceeds $13,000

Exhibit artwork available to campaign donors after show closes

A dozen copies of Vision book still available for donors of $150 or more

The “Visons from My Childhood” fund-raising campaign to help fund restoration of the Ellendale Opera House has been a great success with donations now totaling just over $13,000.

Christmas wreath auction now under way

The Ellendale Area Arts Councils annual  Christmas wreath sale is under way.

You may bid on these wreaths designed and created by Ellendale High School students. 

Just email your bids to:

This is the arts council's main fund-raising event.

The money is used to bring artists and workshops and other events to Ellendale during the coming year.


Former resident looks back at growing up in Ellendale

A retrospective showing people and places we knew growing up in Ellendale during the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s

Old Fashioned Soup Kitchen coming Oct. 6



The Ellendale Opera House and its services are available to all persons without discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability.

O.P.E.R.A., Inc. is an equal opportunity provider.