Good news for the Vogue Thr/Manistee MI

Good news for the Vogue!  (From Conclave 2012 city of Manistee MI)

Oleson Foundation helps Vogue Theatre


TRAVERSE CITY — TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City’s Oleson Foundation has given $50,000 to the Vogue Theatre in Manistee to help with restoration.

“The Vogue … will be the spark for the City of Manistee, just as the State Theatre has been in Traverse City,” said Marty Oleson, a member of the Oleson family, owners of a chain of grocery stores, including one in Manistee.

The theater’s restoration was launched in February with the help of Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker who lives in northwest Michigan.

The grant also is a challenge to get other foundations and donors to help, said Kathy Huschke, the foundation’s executive director. A capital campaign is beginning; donations can be made online at

Gerald and Frances Oleson began the Oleson Foundation in 1962 to continually “perform good works in northwestern Lower Michigan.” The foundation makes grants for charitable, religious, scientific, literary or educational purposes.

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