Officials with Meridian's Temple Theater have started the Friends of the Temple Theatre campaign to help make repairs to the historic building.
They have applied for a state grant for more than $400,000. But a 40
The state would only cover 60 percent of that.
Temple theater officials are asking the community for donations in order to raise the other 40 percent needed.
"There has to be a matching contribution from the local community," said theatre owner, Roger Smith. "The state is not going to use state funds for the project unless there is an effort shown locally."
If you would like to help, any donations or funds may be made through the Community Foundation of East Mississippi. A link to the website is provided below.