Mini Theatre raises $60,000 toward sales tax match

Members of the Augusta Mini Theatre's Endowment SPLOST Match & Operational Campaign are Jeanette Smith (from left), Earnestine Robinson, Patricia Cummings, Ella Bass, Clara Cook, Norma Delley, Hettie Copeland, Tyrone Butler and Wayne Paschal. Campaign members raised $60,000 toward the 25 percent required match needed to receive sales tax funding for a new 250-seat theater.

The Augusta Mini Theatre announced at a news conference Thursday that it has raised $60,000 toward a 25 percent match required to receive special purpose local option sales tax funding.

The Mini Theatre was allocated $857,000 in tax funding to be used for the construction of a 250-seat theater. To receive the money, the theater must raise a 25 percent match, or about $215,000. It needs to raise $155,000 more to meet that requirement.