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For Immediate Release

Ritz Company Players receives Villaume Foundation Grant

Honesdale, PA – The Board of The John and Helen Villaume Foundation has announced that the Company Players, Inc./Ritz Company Playhouse has been selected to receive one of the Foundation’s 2015 community grant awards.

Sarah Clauss, William Gabrielson and Edward Buckmaster, on behalf of Company Players, Inc./Ritz Company Playhouse, received a check in the amount of $10,000.00 from Rev. William Samford, Villaume Foundation board member.

The Company Players, Inc./Ritz Company Playhouse, entering its 44th season of live community theatre, is an all-volunteer, non-profit community theatre dedicated to providing quality live theatre. The Villaume Foundation grant will benefit the Company Players, Inc./Ritz Company Playhouse by providing funding to purchase and install a high quality sound system which will allow audience members to better hear the productions and improve the overall theatre experience. For additional information on the Ritz Company Playhouse and productions being offered by the Ritz Company Players please visit their website at: http://www.ritzplayhouse.com/.

The John and Helen Villaume Foundation established by Honesdale natives John and Helen Villaume was created to benefit charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational programs within Wayne County. Since its inception, the Foundation has made awards totaling over $1,000,000.00 with Wayne Bank managing the account in the Wealth Management and Trust Services Division of Wayne Bank.

Additional information about the Foundation and grant applications may be obtained from: The John and Helen Villaume Foundation, c/o Wayne Bank Wealth Management and Trust Services Division, 717 Main Street, Honesdale, PA 18431, or by phone: 570-253-8507 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PHOTO CAPTION-LEFT TO RIGHT: Sarah Clauss, Company Players, Inc./Ritz Company Playhouse Board Member, William Gabrielson, Director, Company Players, Inc./Ritz Company Playhouse and Edward Buckmaster, Company Players, Inc./Ritz Company Playhouse, accept the check for $10,000.00 from Rev. William Samford, Villaume Foundation Board Member.

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