Groundbreaking work

The capital campaign trail has been a long hard one for supporters of The Paramount Theater. Friday, March 1 publicly marked the culmination of years of effort. Dirt had to be brought in and dumped in front of the theater for the ceremonial shoveling, since the majority of the work on the project will take place inside the building. After City and County proclamations of "Paramount Theater Day" were read, the crowd enjoyed a specially choreographed "Bobcat Ballet" featuring dancing heavy equipment, knitting together the themes of construction and creative arts. After that extravaganza, the large and appreciative crowd took a pre-construction tour of the theater.