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Volga City Opera House Fundraising Dinner
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Volga City Opera House Fundraising Dinner

The small town community of Volga City, Iowa, is proud of their local history in Clayton County. The community is working together to keep history alive with the Volga City Opera House Fundraising Dinner at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 20, 2018. You can enjoy a steak dinner and hear speakers talk about the history, future, and tax benefits for the Volga City Opera House. If interested, you can make reservations by contacting Tom Lott at (563) 880-3673 or Tom Klingman at (319) 509-0308 or

What do you know about the historic Volga City Opera House? The original founders began planning for the Opera House in 1908. The Opera House was then built in 1914 and was an important part of Volga City. It hosted decades of events with great entertainment. Many families in Clayton County have fond memories of the Volga City Opera House. Devastation hit in 1999 when the Volga River flooded the small town.

What is the future of the Volga City Opera House? Caring citizens of the community recently decided to restore the historic Opera House, with volunteers offering a helping hand and contributions. The plan for the Volga City Opera House is to be a dinner theatre, source of entertainment, and event space for the community members.

How can you help or benefit in restoring a piece of Clayton County history? Donations are a great way. They also help with your personal taxes. In addition, you can be part of the Volga City Truck Cruise, on August 25, 2018, by joining more than 2,000 trucks in the cruise to break the Guinness World Record.

Volga City and Clayton County, Iowa, take pride in their small town history. With continued support, the vision for more generations to enjoy a historic Volga City Opera House can become a reality.

Image credit: Darla Kelchen CCDG

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