What to do with the West Shore Theatre
The future of the West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland looks bright.
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The group hosted the informal workshop to gauge community interest and brainstorm ideas. As part of an exercise headed by Horn, canada goose outlet in usa those in attendance were asked to share ideas on paper. One by one, the papers were taped to a wall.
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“That’s what we wanted, and participation and we got it,” said Horn following the workshop.
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Morrow said the board will follow up with the public in about six to eight weeks.
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