On this Thanksgiving, we are giving double thanks.
We give thanks for the vibrant support of a passionate and diverse community of friends and family. And we give thanks for the incredible generosity of the donor building Greensboro's new Mirror Theater, Andrew C. Brown.
Together, like Charlie Brown and his friends in the picture above, they are an unbeatable team.
In honor of these gifts, we are sharing both a beautiful letter by Abigail Demers, who has been growing up with GAAR the past four years, as well as a small selection of the thanks we've received from the community in praise of Mr. Brown.
As Thornton Wilder once said, “We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” On this Thanksgiving holiday, GAAR is truly aware of our treasures. And we are grateful for them.
The GAAR Family
"Hi, My name is Abigail Demers. I am 12 yrs old and have been with the GAAR family since I was 8. I want to tell you how happy I am about this Beautiful Theater! I love acting and being with this group is like being a family!! I love how we get to work with a lot of the same people every summer. I feel that I get so much support from them as well as learning so much about the theater world. Please support this beautiful building. Thank you!" - Abigail Demers, Woodbury ,VT
Thank you, Mr. Brown
"Thanks so much to Mr. Brown for his amazing generosity and his willingness to correct the misconceptions. I so look forward to this incredible resource in our town." - Lynette Courtney
"Andrew, thank you so much for your wonderful support. These kind of efforts end up touching many lives. Thanks again." - Chris King
"Such overwhelming generosity leaves one just speechless. This is just amazing." - Betsy Donlon
"Mr. Brown, I cannot thank you enough for your enormous generosity. My daughter has been a part of GAAR for 3 years now. I am so excited to watch her confidence grow as well as her passion for the theater. This gift will be such an addition to this community. I am so excited to watch GAAR grow to an even more exciting place!!" - Ellen Demers
"Mr. Brown is really a classy gentleman. There are not many in this world." - Rita Salzman
"Thank you, Andrew!" - Anne Stevens