Brooklyn Opera House Restoration






A new nonprofit group, Brooklyn CommunitynDevelopment, has taken on the task of turning the Brooklyn Opera House into a 250-seat landmark facility. Restoring the Brooklyn Opera House means:

• More flex space for community functions

• More traffic for local businesses and restaurants

• Tax benefits and economic growth

• A stronger outlook for Brooklyn’s future

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      Brooklyn Community Development is an Iowa nonprofit corporation pursuant to Chapter 504 of the Code of Iowa. The Organization’s primary activities will be renovation and operation of The Brooklyn Opera House and operation of the Michael J. Manatt Community Center. Brooklyn Community Development will serve to encourage economic development, and promote the arts and the social welfare of the community it serves.

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      Lisa Klenk | $22.12

      Beth Meyer | $100

      Nancy Keiser | $22.12

      Barbara Nangle | $210

      My brother and Molly share the same birthday. Both are in Gods hands.

      Jacque Wertz | $22.12

      Lisa | $22.12

      Douglas Sutherland | $21

      We make this donation in honor of Mollie Tibbetts and in memory of our son Kevin who was stabbed to death on a DC Metro car on July 4th, 2015. He was 24 years old.

      Barry Taerbaum | $22.12

      Marlys Boote | $42

      Jean | $22.12

      Chris and Michele Felder | $22.12

      Michelle Thomas | $22.12

      Terry Blue | $21

      Sherry & Brad Strasser | $43.93

      Mike Leydens

      Lisa Vogt | $21

      Molly you are always remembered!


      Jennifer Fennell | $21

      Ms. Calderwood, I am very sorry for your loss and in awe of your open heart. Mollie was lovely and kind, you can see it in her smile.

      Rebecca Beasley | $21

      I hope you reach your goal and Mollie’s memory carries on. Becky from WA state

      Melinda | $22.12


      Ed & Julie Murphy | $104.15

      Anonymous | $125.96

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      May some small tiny measure of good arise to last in the memory of such a horrific tragedy.

      Chris Cournoywr | $22.12

      Thank you for this wonderful gift to the Brooklyn Opera House. My grandparents lived there and my mother grew up there. I have many fond memories of Brooklyn.

      Donna | $22.12

      Deborah Brannian | $52.23

      mark hubing | $22.12


      Lisa DeSouza | $22.12