Garland of Stars
In Memory of Mr. Garland R. Porter, May 29, 1927 to March 19, 2017
Dedicated to the memory of Garland Porter, an avid Vacaville cultural arts supporter, donor and contributor to VPAT and On Stage Vacaville. Mr. Porter, who served the City of Vacaville as the City Treasurer was very active and much-loved by our community. Because of his passion to be a friend to all and create the best place for his Solano County “family”, Mr. Porter volunteered for many organizations in the community.
In a 2005 interview for NorthBay’s Wellspring publication, Mr. Porter, who was at that time serving as Board Member for the NorthBay Healthcare Foundation, explained why he served as a volunteer for so many:
The entire effort, he has said, “is for one common purpose: to help people in need, to enhance educational and employment opportunities, to aid seniors and veterans, and to steer young people in the right path of good citizenship, success and prosperity.”
It is with that spirit of giving, we award donors who give an additional $500 above and beyond their Friends of the Theatre membership fee, Take A Seat membership fee or their annual or one-time donation.
Those who give towards On Stage Vacaville’s Garland of Stars will be awarded with an engraved recognition plate on the Garland of Stars trophy, mentioned in Social Media and in our newsletter. Located in the lobby of the Vacaville Performing Arts Theatre, the trophy is a tribute to Mr. Porter’s legacy and to the outstanding givers in our current community “family”.