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Go Green organizers lease music theater

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Go Green Ozarks, the group that holds the Go Green Festival in Thayer twice a year, has leased the Oregon County Country Music Theater in Thayer from the theater board.

The Oregon County Country Music Theater was created 15 years ago by Gene and Peggy Boren, who used it as a way to serve the community with regular family-friendly music performances, community service events, town hall meetings and many other activities.

"Our goal with the theater is to continue the great work that Gene and Peggy did," Go Green Ozarks president Mike Slack said.

Slack said Boren and Jenny Underwood, founder and vice president of Go Green, have known each other for years, and that Go Green organizers had admired the benefits to the community that the music theater provided.

"Go Green was looking for a venue to promote positive activities for the community, including self-reliance, energy independence, job growth, healthy food and agriculture, and growth of businesses in the area," Slack said. "The opportunity to have a place for musicians and other entertainers to perform and promote community spirit for Thayer, Mammoth Spring and the rest of the Oregon County-Fulton County region was something we saw as a blessing."

Slack said Gene and Peggy Boren did great things with the theater -- and Go Green members plan to carry on that proud tradition.

The first community activity to be held at the Theater will be the first annual Oregon County Seed Swap and Potluck at noon on Saturday, March 17.

Plans for future activities, including musical performances will be announced during the Go Green Festival on April 21 and 22 held in Thayer City Park.

Those wishing further information or musicians wishing to perform can call Slack at 417-264-2435.

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