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A Lesson Before Dying

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1948; a small Louisiana sugar cane plantation town. After finding himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, Jefferson, a fourth-grade dropout, awaits execution in the electric chair. Caled a "hog" by his own defense attorney, not even worth the trouble to execute, Jefferson's solitude is broken by Grant Wiggins, a teacher from the plantation school. Can this teacher reach through Jefferson's hopelessness and despair so he can wakl to the chair with the dignity of an innocent man? Based on the award-winning novel by Ernest J. Gaines; the 2009-2010 "Big Read Roanoke Valley" selection.We are posting this notice on our website to inform you of a change in our organization. We were informed by the Internal Revenue Service in February that our 501(c)(3) non-profit status had been revoked. This revocation was retroactive, effective May 15, 2011. Our status was revoked because our organization had grown negligent in filing the necessary tax paperwork within the federally required timeline. This change in our non-profit status has tax implications for our donors that we wanted to bring to your attention. Any donations made to Showtimers since May 15, 2011 cannot be claimed as tax deductible in your tax preparations. (Other deductions such as milage etc... are also no longer applicable. Please consult your tax professional for further information regarding deductions and non-profits.) We truly regret any inconvenience this may cause you.

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Event Date: Feb 13, 2013 06:48 PM - Feb 24, 2013 06:48 PM
Hours of Operation: Not Listed
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