Orpheum volunteers take center stage

From The Register-Mail:
Volunteers from the community gathered in the lobby of the Orpheum Theatre in Galesburg on Sunday to assist in a bi-annual cleaning effort.

“We’re doing brass work, cleaning carpet. You name it we’re doing it,” said Josh Damewood, operations manager at the Orpheum.

More than 20 people from a variety of age groups and backgrounds showed up to help clean the theater. Though standard cleaning is conducted on a regular basis by a hired crew, the theater requires additional cleaning twice a year that goes beyond routine measures…

“This seemed like a good community-based project to do,” said Ellen Ramsey, 21, a member of the Knox College Rotaract Club. Ramsey and four other club members pitched in during Saturday’s cleaning…