Van Horn Opens New Little Theatre
The theatre opened with a special dedication on Thursday, October 6. Matt and Kathy Mallinson, both Van Horn alumni, played a critical role in getting the theatre reopened. Kathy was a theater student while at Van Horn. Matt sits on the Independence Board of Education.
After some hard work and fundraising the theatre was renovated complete with a stage, lighting and seating for 80.
The Mallinsons spoke at the ceremony as well as Principal Greg Netzer, Board President Ken Johnston, State Senator Victor Callahan and Bob Klamm, a retired Van Horn teacher, who taught in the Little Theatre for 20 years.
The Little Theatre will host live performances, guest speakers and conferences.