Summer theater lights up night thanks to support from Basin Electric charitable giving program

Gavin McCollum, Basin Electric engineering services director (at microphone), speaks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new light towers at Sleepy Hollow Theater.

Gavin McCollum, Basin Electric engineering services director (at microphone), speaks during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new light towers at Sleepy Hollow Theater. Behind him are the Sleepy Hollow executive directors and cast from this year’s cast of Mary Poppins.

 

The Sleepy Hollow Theater has been entertaining Bismarck-Mandan, ND, residents underneath the summer stars for 25 years. This year, the stage got a little brighter for the theater company that could. Thanks to a donation from Basin Electric’s Charitable Giving Program, Sleepy Hollow installed new light towers.

The Friday, July 31 performance was deemed Basin Electric night and the new towers were christened with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

Representing Basin Electric was Gavin McCollum, engineering services director and a long-time volunteer for Sleepy Hollow. McCollum and his wife Valerie were named this year’s honorary chair couple, in recognition of their continue support of the summer theater over McCollum’s 12-year volunteer history with the non-profit.

Prior to the first use of the light towers, Basin Electric Safety Coordinator Auston Biles trained the student-staff on the use of the safety equipment, including harnesses and retractable lanyards, donated to Sleep Hollow.

A view of the new light towers at the Sleepy Hollow Summer Theater in Bismarck, ND. The non-profit summer theater was able to purchase and install the towers thanks to a contribution from Basin Electric's Charitable Giving Program.

A view of the new light towers from the side of the stage at the Sleepy Hollow Summer Theater in Bismarck, ND. The non-profit summer theater was able to purchase and install the towers thanks to a contribution from Basin Electric’s Charitable Giving Program.

A sign on the light towers honors Basin Electric for its role in making these lights a reality.

A sign on the light towers honors Basin Electric for its role in making these lights a reality.

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