In December of 2017 The Suffield Rotary Club made a generous donation to The Suffield Players for rebuilding the exterior steps on both sides of historic Mapleton Hall.
To ensure the safety of theater patrons and members, The Players had been left with no choice but to replace both those staircases in the fall of 2017. An ambitious fundraising campaign to offset the costs of the project was appropriately named: “Step Up.”
“We are thrilled by the support of the Suffield Rotary Club,” said Suffield Players Facilities Manager Jerry Zalewski. “The South Hall steps had been rebuilt in late 2005, and the North Hall’s in early 2007. Though we expected them to last more than 10 years, the materials and construction had failed. We had to find a way to fund the repairs.”
Many friends and patrons of the theater donated to support the effort, and the group is most grateful for the steady progress they provided toward meeting the $7,800 fundraising goal!