One house in KOTA territory is celebrating 99 years. An opera house that is.
The Historic Homestake Opera House in Lead celebrates 99 years Saturday, with a kickoff event to raise money.
In celebration of 99 years, Sarah Carlson, executive director, says she hopes to raise $99,000 by December, so the stage can be renovated. Carlson says the opera house is important to the community because it was built for the people, and still hosts shows today. There are five community theater shows throughout the year and musicians and other talent are brought in as well.
However, Carlson says how the theater operates may change next year. "You might be able to come here and see a daily show – a mini musical if you will, said Carlson. "And that will be our sustainability for the future."
The Historic Homestake Opera House's anniversary celebration kicks off Saturday night at 6 p.m. with live music from Cowboy Culture South Dakota Style at 7 p.m.