Strong City Preservation Alliance Presents the 2nd Annual Black Tie Affair 

STRONG CITY, KS – The Strong City Preservation Alliance invites the community to the second annual Black Tie Affair at the Uptown Theater in Strong City, Kansas on October 2, 2021.  The event will begin with happy hour cash bar starting at 5 PM.  CASUAL DRESS is recommended but a black tie is required (please be creative!).  Guests will enjoy live music from Acrostic, a catered dinner graciously donated again by Casa Ramos, a live auction to benefit restoration of the historic theater, and door prizes throughout the evening.  

Tickets are $50 each and may be purchased from Strong City Preservation Alliance Board Members Kay Lauer, Justin Garr, Marilyn McComber, Elena Rettiger-Lincoln, Ross MacTaggart, Steve Slaight and Martha Sharp or emailing the Alliance at 

With architectural drawings nearing completion, the Uptown neon sign installed, and more interior clean out and construction completed, the Alliance is excited to bring the community into the theater once again.  Board president, Kay Lauer is spearheading the affair: 

“This is our signature event to not only raise funds for the restoration but to showcase this important piece of our community’s built history.  This year is especially important as the work of restoring the original lobby with the support of Heritage Trust grant funds recently awarded will get underway this fall. Please come out on October 2nd to celebrate and support the restoration of the theater with us!”

The Strong City Preservation Alliance, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a mission to preserve, restore and protect the historic environment within Strong City, Kansas.  The alliance has played an active role in supporting the preservation of the built history of Strong City, such as the historic W.B. Strong Memorial Railway Park caboose and the Strong City Depot & Museum.  All of the Black Tie Affair proceeds will benefit the restoration of the theater and help the group cover matching funds for the lobby restoration project.



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