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The Sept. 15 deadline is nearing and every vote counts in an effort to help the Pemberville Opera House win $25,000 in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” Contest.

The goal of the challenge is to rally as many people around the grassroots issues of preservation in America’s communities as possible. Participants are encouraged to align themselves with one organization and recruit as many people as possible to do the same.

“The Pemberville Opera House is currently the oldest operating opera house in the state of Ohio. It has been restored to its original beauty and use and is operated by the volunteers of the historical society,” said Carol Bailey, programming director.

“However she is a ‘second floor’ theater and is in great need of an elevator to allow those who cannot handle steps to enjoy and use this wonderful place,” she said. “$25,000.00 would be a great start.”

Bailey is encouraging everyone to vote and to get the word out as well.

Voting literally requires a minute of one’s time, Bailey said.

To cast a vote, visit, click on the link, fill in the blanks and hit “vote.” Each email address can only vote once. Bailey is encouraging everyone to post the link on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks to get the word out.

“Really this is the only way we have a chance,” she said.

E-mail or visit for more information. The opera house is also on Facebook

A group of local citizens recently got together to voice their support for the Pemberville Opera House in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s “This Place Matters” Contest.

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