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September 25, 2006

Thomasville-  A man who helped found the Thomasville On Stage and Company theater, could now help its future even after his death. 

The theater's Board of Directors established the Ron E. Shank Endowment Fund. Money donated to the endowment will help pay for long-term theater projects. 

"We have some long range plans and they're not too far out of the future, we're planning to build a new theater in Thomasville and of course we are preparing to set up a permanent staff," said Lloyd Eckberg, Thomasville On Stage and Company.

In addition to his tireless work for the theater and in the community, Shank was also fondly known as Santa Claus to thousands around Thomasville.

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