(04/01/13) - After fire destroyed Owosso's historic Lebowsky Center in 2007, interior re-construction is now underway.
The Owosso Community Players signed the final documents to fund the reconstruction of the theater.
"Needless to say, we're very excited. It's been a long 6 years to get to this point," said Linda Keenan, executive director of the Owosso Community Players.
It's taken years and lots of hard work, including several fundraising efforts to get to this point. $5 million was needed.
"It was a roller coaster, up and down, and oh yes, it's going to close, oh no. It had its highs and lows," Keenan said.
Along with personal contributions, funding is coming from tax credits and a loan from the USDA.
Final documents to secure all the money needed were recently signed, and crews got to work first thing Monday morning.
"The theater will look different than it did before. It will be a little bit more modern. Of course it will be cutting edge technical lighting and sound equipment," Keenan said.
The actors could be on the stage a year from now or sooner. The work should take 9-12 months.
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