Dinner on Main
The Dinner on Main is a highlight of ARTFest on Main! The fundraiser dinner will take place on S. Main Street following the art festival on August 26, 2023.
Each year, Dinner on Main chooses an organization as our partner for our fundraising dinner. This worthy organization receives 50% of the funds raised on the evening of our event.
Over the past three years, we have enjoyed successful partnerships with the Springboro Area Historical Society, Springboro Community Theatre, and the Springboro Wind Symphony. This year, we are proud to announce we will be partnering with the SHS Theatre Department for Dinner on Main 2023!
Over 30 years ago, Beth Jamison took it upon herself to bring the first musical to Springboro High School. It was her belief that every student should have exposure to theater and be given the chance to excel on the stage. Each year, SHS Theatre is proud to put on a Fall Play and a Spring Musical giving students the opportunity to showcase their tremendous talent. In 2021, our community suffered the immeasurable loss of this incredible educator and community leader. Now under the leadership of Graeme Materne and Jason Holbrook, it is their goal to carry out the legacy of Ms. J. and continue to create the excellent productions that have become synonymous with Springboro High School Theatre.
SHS Theatre has been honored to be part of the Miami Valley high school theater awards where individuals in leading roles, supporting roles, and even behind-the-scenes jobs like stage manager and student directors are able to be honored and awarded for their efforts. SHS Theatre has even earned an "Outstanding" rating for their shows which is only given to a select few shows within the Miami Valley.
In the future, this program would love to expand and provide more shows throughout the school year so that the passion, pride, and talents of the students are able to be fully realized. Donations from Dinner on Main would be put towards purchasing performance licenses, obtaining materials for sets and costumes, and providing travel accommodations for future trips and tours. Another hope for the SHS Theatre Department is to continue to invite local and regional professionals into their productions to critique and give feedback.
We are proud to be partnering with the SHS Theatre for Dinner on Main 2023 and hope you join us on August 26!