To the editor:

The list is almost impossibly long! To begin, I’d like to thank Sam and Susan Banks for graciously working with us to make improvements to the building possible. They have allowed us to reinvest payments into improving the building, where it needed it most. Many thanks to them!

Next, we’d like to thank the people that have given of their time and energy, and helped us; clean, wash, sanitize, repair, rebuild, paint and generally improve conditions in the building. Sharon, Kayla and Kevin Little are dear friends that have worked side by side with us since opening, without ever accepting a dime for their efforts. Our son and his family, Chris, Leslie, Samantha, Zach, Jaden and Turner, have spend many hours giving their time and talents. Leslie is a very talented photographer and graphic artist and Chris has done almost every job in the building. Anna Stark and Alison Krause have steadfastly manned the concessions and anywhere else they’ve been needed. Robin and Marisa Snider, and Janine and Rod Pfanz have helped in a variety of jobs. Steven Dolley has been a great Spotlight guy! (soon to be promoted to sound engineer)

Our cast has been great! Deb Malsom, Jesse Lopez, Karl Winterhalter, Tom Richards, Laura Dolley, and Sandy Clark have been great to work with and have given back much of the money when we’ve tried to pay them. They’ve become good friends as well as cast members. Their talents, ideas, and input have been invaluable!

Aside from their talent contributions, Tom Richards has used his considerable woodworking skills and built our stage steps and designed the railing in the lobby. Doreen Gilespie has donated hundreds of dollars and paid for one of the railings for us.

The local Hardware Hank generously donated our 100-cup coffee urn and has given invaluable advice on the many issues we’ve been dealing with. We’d also like to thank Paragon for matching funds to get us a HotDog Steamer and discounts on our popcorn products! State Bank has proven to be a great financial partner as well.

Marlys Barker has been an advocate for the theatre from day one, and the Nevada Journal has been a great partner, especially in the Variety Show Reunion. The cast members of the variety show sweated out the rehearsals and the show to entertain a GREAT audience. Marijo and Jeff Starnes put a lot of time and labor to getting the show set up and the backdrops done!

After all is said and done, it’s you, the audience, that deserve the applause. Without you, there would be no reason to have a show. Without your contributions and your support, we’d have no reason to work so hard to put on the best show we can. I apologize if I’ve missed anyone; the list is huge! I hope we can continue to count on your support as we move into the future, improving our shows and making Nevada a place people want to come to.

Thank you and God bless you, one and all.

Larry and Cindy Sloan

The Talent Factory LLC