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February 19, 2016 … Salinas, CA – For the past 15 years, ARIEL Theatrical has been a valued member of the Downtown Salinas community, bringing thousands of visitors to Oldtown for spirited performances of uplifting stories performed by children of all ages. 
For the past 30 years, ARIEL has been a valued member of the Monterey County region, drawing schoolchildren and families from the greater tri-county area to its performances at Sherwood Hall in Salinas and its  home, The Karen Wilson Children’s Theatre. 
Throughout the last 30 years, more than 100,000 children have been, in some way, engaged by what ARIEL does. Let’s do the math: 15 + 30 = 100,000. ARIEL has indeed created a successful formula that supports its mission of helping children learn to lead principle-centered lives.
This past week, ARIEL was put at risk by a blazing fire that destroyed the Dick Bruhn’s building in Oldtown. Through the courageous efforts of firefighters from throughout the County, ARIEL’s home was saved. Our appreciation for these efforts is immeasurable and our thanks are unquantifiable. We owe them an enormous debt of gratitude.
So, we recommit our efforts to bring children’s theatre to the families in this area, to showcase uplifting, inspiring and positive stories that bring light into the lives of those who attend.
We are thankful for our insurance coverage, but we’re not out of the woods. This event has challenged staff, Board, volunteers and participants to meet our performance deadlines in the next month. With the help of this community, which has supported ARIEL for three decades, we know we can do it. Please consider helping us meet this challenge with your time, energy or monetary contribution $15 or $30 and help us keep our winning formula intact. For more information and to donate go to www.arieltheatrical.org or call 831-775-0976.

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