Preserve Missouri award presented to Finke Theatre

Members of Friends of the Finke Theatre with Rep. Caleb Jones at the ceremony awarding the Missouri Preservation Award on Wednesday, March 21, at the State Capitol Rotunda. From left are Gail Hughes, Pamela Hill, Carolyn Miller, Vicky Schroeder (representing CPI), Marj Friedmeyer, Sarah Holtsclaw and Rep. Caleb Jones.

Members of Friends of the Finke Theatre with Rep. Caleb Jones at the ceremony awarding the Missouri Preservation Award on Wednesday, March 21, at the State Capitol Rotunda. From left are Gail Hughes, Pamela Hill, Carolyn Miller, Vicky Schroeder (representing CPI), Marj Friedmeyer, Sarah Holtsclaw and Rep. Caleb Jones. Photo by David Wilson.

Several members of the Friends of the Finke Theatre and California progress, Inc. (CPI) gathered in the Capitol Rotunda Wednesday, March 21, for the presentation of a Preserve Missouri Award for restoration of the historic Finke Theatre.

A total of 12 awards were presented, with the Finke Theatre receiving one of the seven Preserve Missouri awards.

The event was opened by Karen Bode Baxter, Missouri Preservation president, followed by remarks by House Speaker Steven Tilley.

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Rep. Caleb Jones speaks at the presentation of the Missouri Preservation Award in honer of the restoration of the Finke Theatre.

For more of this story check out the March 28 issue of the California Democrat.

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