Former North Platte residents John and Dorris Ashley will donate a watercolor painting depicting the downtown Fox Theatre to the North Platte Community Playhouse board of directors on Wednesday, Sept. 21

The presentation will be at 4:30 p.m. at the Playhouse at Fifth and Bailey. 

The Ashleys purchased the painting in 1984 at the Nebraskland Days Amateur Art Show. The artist is former North Platte resident Mary Beth Dodson.

Dr. John Ashley is a former Playhouse board member and volunteered for two decades with varying construction projects. He also helped with fundraising and the renovation of the exterior Fox sign. 

Dorris Ashley established and led the Town Hall Lecture Series for the first five years of its now 40-year operation. 

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