‘A big thank you’: Palace receives $50,000 check for upgrades

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Palace Theater Executive Director Robin Worley, left, holds a copy of a cashier’s check for $50,000 as Palace Board President Wendy Peskin holds an anonymous note that directed them to use the money to help pay for fire code repairs at the Palace Theater.

An anonymous $50,000 donation, slipped through the mail slot of the Palace Theater on New Year’s Eve, will help the theater with fire-safety upgrades and renovation of an antiquated sprinkler system — two things that must happen before a long-planned air conditioning project can move forward.