The First Annual BLACK TIE EVENT!



The Strong City Preservation Alliance is very excited to announce the first annual Black Tie Event at the 1900 Theater in Strong City! 

This is our kick-start fundraising event to bring the theater back to life!

Please join us! And wear black tie! This could be a black tie T-shirt, a cardboard black tie with jeans, black tie earrings, or whatever your imagination creates!

There will also be exciting prizes and events auctioned off, live music, and a catered dinner by Casa Ramos.

Board member Kay Lauer is spearheading the event. “Really, this event is our organization’s kick off to a new era in the restoration efforts for this historic theater.  With architectural drawings on the way, we are focused on getting the community energized and excited about the future of this important piece of our community’s history.  Please come out on October 12 to support the restoration of the theater!”

Saturday, October 12, at 5 PM

1900 Theater, Strong City Kansas

Tickets are $50 each and can be purchased from Strong City Preservation Alliance Board member Kay Lauer, Justin Garr, Tom and Angie Thompson, Marilyn McComberor, Elena Rettiger Lincoln, and Ross MacTaggart, or by emailing


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.  For the opera house/auditorium/theater, this group has:

• Organized the removal of trash and the recycling of material stored in the building.

• Successfully submitted a grant to replace the roof and stabilize the walls of the structure.

• Raised money to tuck point the stone walls.

• Raised money to paint and repair the soffits.

• Held other community fund-raising efforts to support the theater project.

All of the Black Tie Affair proceeds will benefit the restoration of the 1900 theater.


Board members (left to right): Ross, Justin, Kay, Tom, Marilyn, Angie, Elena. All all in black tie!


1 Comment

  1. Marilyn on September 30, 2019 at 10:03 am

    This will be a wonderful event. The auction has some unique items like dinner at the Cross House, an evening star gazing with experts, and many other selections. All set up at the highest bidder’s discretion. So hope to see you on Oct 12th. You can call me at 620 220 0166 for tickets. Only a limited number will be available at the door. As always, thanks again for your support.

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