10/26/17 – The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre will officially break ground on their new theatre next month. Fundraising Co-Chair Annette Kamps, a founding members of the non-profit, made that announcement this week on WBEV’s Community Comment. She says ground will be broken on Monday, November 20. Kamps says that completion is anticipated next year, either in the summer or fall. The $2.5-million-dollar project involves renovating the former St. Patrick’s Elementary School into a handicapped-accessible theatre. There would be an increase of almost 10-thousand square feet compared to their current location, plus seating in the main auditorium would increase from 220 to 350. Kamps says another $200-to-$300-thousand still needs to be raised. There is currently matching grant from Bob Keller for $100,000 which means any donation to the new building will be doubled. People can sponsor seats for either $600 or $750 dollars depending on location. Granite floor tiles can be inscribed for $900 dollars apiece. Finally, a name can be enshrined on a donor board in the lobby for $1000 dollars. For more information on the project and on donating, you can visit www.bdact.org.