The Opera House Rocks

Donation $200

Two longtime supporters of the Opera House have put their time and talents to use in a unique way to help support the local theatre.  Carmen and Dick Gilman, who have been involved with the Opera House since 1985 when the Fredonia Preservation Society began a nine-year restoration, have created a "herd" of rocking horses in a project dubbed The Opera House Rocks."

The Gilmans hand-crafted 10 traditional style rocking horses that are being offered as free thank-you gifts to anyone who donates $200 to the Opera House Folk in Fredonia Music Series.  Made of pine, the horses are patterned after a rocking horse that the Gilmans purchased in Maine more than 50 years ago as a gift for their then toddler daughter.  The original horse was handed down to their grandson and, the Gilmans hope, will be passed along to their great grandchildren.

All 10 horses from the original "herd" have found homes with donors.  But a recent roundup has resulted in a new herd being available for those wishing to support the Folk in Fredonia Music Series.

Contributions are tax deductible.