The Palace Community Theatre is managed entirely by 11 high school seniors currently enrolled at Oakley High School. The students are responsible for all the accounting, ordering of supplies, advertising, paying bills, collecting accounts receivables, finding concession workers and managing the theatre on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday nights. Students also manage the theatre for special community activities during the Christmas holiday and other special occasions.
These eleven students manage the community owned theatre during the summer before and summer after their senior year. This includes all weekends whether school is in session or not and during the summer months.
A scholarship fund has been established to reward the efforts of these students and help them financially with their future after leaving Oakley High School. After the students in the class fulfill their business class duties into the summer after they graduate, are eligible to receive the scholarship funds collected.
If you are interested in contributing to this worthy educational scholarship fund, donations can be left at The Farmers State Bank, The Bank, or Peoples State Bank, all in Oakley. Any amount will be appreciated. Donations to this fund can only be used for scholarships and will not be used for the daily operations of the Palace Community Theatre.
If you have questions, you can contact Kim Munk at Oakley High School, 785-671-3241. On behalf of the managers of the Palace Community Theatre, your contribution is greatly appreciated.