Theater celebrates Sutter Street

By: Don Chaddock, Telegraph Managing Editor
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More than 100 turned out for the gala fundraiser for Sutter Street Theatre Saturday night.

A red carpet and flashbulbs greeted those who turned out at Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom.

The black-tie optional shindig garnered $45 per napkin and boasted musical numbers, appetizers, desserts, dancing, live and silent auctions as well as raffles.

Some of the notables in attendance included City Councilwoman Kerri Howell, Jim "Digger" and Sharon Williams, Jim and Renee Snook, Bill and Sharron Anderson and many others.

Mike Jimena, managing director for the theater, said he hopes this is the first of what will become an annual event.

"Sutter Street Theatre is a family," he said. "You loan us your kids, your time and your talents. Thank you everyone for being a part of our family."

Bill Anderson, a frequent patron of the theater, was impressed with the spread.

"This is a nice setup here," he said. "This is a good turnout for the first time."

Jimena said the party wasn't just for the theater, despite the name of the event.

"This is a celebration of the whole street," Jimena said.

The Folsom Historic District, particularly Sutter Street, was impacted by heavy construction during most of 2010 as part of the city's "revitalization" efforts in the district.

For photos from the event, click here.