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The Ron and Nancy Compton Family Foundation Donates $150,000 to Town Hall 1873

SCUGOG: On November 6th, 2023, the Town Hall 1873 was thrilled to announce a generous donation of $150,000 from the Ron and Nancy Compton Family Foundation, to support the construction of a fully accessible elevator for one of our town’s treasured historic landmarks.

This contribution marks a pivotal moment in the building’s history and will greatly enhance accessibility for all visitors. The Ron and Nancy Compton Family Foundation continues to demonstrate their unwavering commitment to our community, by making this transformative donation. “There are many reasons why we wanted to support the Town Hall Theatre renovation project,” said Ron and Nancy Compton “but after attending a lovely gala evening and concert with Leslie Ann Bradley, a local talent, our reasons were solidified. Listening to Leslie Ann share what the theatre meant to her as a child, made us appreciate, even more, just how important the theatre is to Port Perry and what a wonderful sense of community it provides. Helping finance a new elevator will provide accessibility to all, so everyone can enjoy what Town Hall Theatre has to offer for many years to come.”

The capital campaign has made significant headway already. The marquee on the front of the building has been renewed and restored, a new audio system has been purchased, the restoration of the iconic Bell Tower is complete, and interior improvements are in progress. This fully accessible elevator will replace the current aging lift and will allow visitors an opportunity to access all four levels of the building, including stage level. Alissa Smith and Jeanna Smeenk, Co-Chairs of the Reshaping the Future Campaign, and Board Members of Town Hall 1873said, "This incredibly generous donation takes us closer to making important accessible improvements to this historical landmark. We thank Ron and Nancy Compton wholeheartedly for this outstanding gift. Together, we will continue to provide the community of Scugog an accessible and welcoming space, for the next 150 years."

Town Hall 1873 is an historic cultural landmark in Scugog, renowned for its rich history, hosting a variety of artistic and cultural events. The venue has served as a cornerstone of the community for 150 years, and with the support of the community, it aims to continue to thrive and develop.

The Ron and Nancy Compton Family Foundation is a philanthropic organization, committed to supporting initiatives which make a positive impact on the Scugog community. Their generous donation to Town Hall 1873 reflects their dedication to the community and enhances the accessibility and inclusivity of Town Hall 1873.

For more information please contact: Alissa Smith or Jeanna Smeenk, Reshaping the Future Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, email, at, or call 905-985-8181 or 416-705-9311.

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