Can you refurbish an old piece of furniture like you were Bob Vila?  Or do you run away in fear at the sight of tools and stain.  Either way, you will find a welcome spot at the Mother Lode Theater's "Junk to Gem" fundraiser coming up at the Mother Lode Wednesday evening.   You can help by transforming discarded furniture into beautiful, refurbished masterpieces along with a chance to win a prize in the following categories: most creative, most historic, most whimsical Help by transforming discarded furniture into beautiful, refurbished masterpieces, plus a chance to win a prize for most creative, most historic or most whimsical.

"We are appreciative of the community's support to the Mother Lode Theatre and to groups like Rocky Mountain Association of Realtors for their work to raise funds in support of the theatre," said Jocelyn Dodge of the Butte Center for Performing Arts. Funds raised will be used to replace worn out and damaged stage curtains.  Butte Center for the Performing Arts has prioritized the curtain replacement as part of theatre upgrades to meet technical and visual improvements.

The evening's events will include a live and silent auction as well as a special performance by 3 Piece Orchestra.  The doors open at 5pm, the silent auction starts at 6pm and the live auction will run from approximately 7:30 to 9:30pm.   Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at

At the event, enjoy a "Taste of Butte" with food donations being provided by Metals Sports Bar & Grill, The Candy Man, 406 Fresh, Homestake Pub, MacKenzie River Pizza, Grill & Pub and Make It Sweet.

Gift basket/gift certificate donors include Starbucks, Sweat 406, Butte Copper Company, Century 21 Shea Realty, both area Safeways, 5518 Designs, Front Street Market, Fine Fabric Care, Jayde Sousa, Lisac's American Car Care Centers, Digger Athletics and Sunset Rustic Designs.

Furniture Donations
Jayde Sousa                        Mirror and table
Valerie/Ryan                         Desk (possible coffee table)
Montana Abstract                  Hutch
Corinne DeLutis                    Two tiered round table
Butte Plaza Mall                    Vases

Shannon Mork                      Vanity and Dresser
Kelly Anne Hovan                 Gun Cabinet
Shelby Carver                       Desk
Tom Melton                           Kitchen table w/ 6 chairs, 2 Couches, King Size Bed Frame
Jennifer Shea                        2 End tables
Jason Silvernale                   Shadowbox Table
Fran Doran                            Paintings

If you have any questions, please contact Valerie Nielson at 406.490.2547.

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