With the hustle and bustle of the holidays over, we at the Norton Theater want to welcome our new staff and introduce them to the community. Deena Wente took over the reigns of interim manager on September 21st. She was named manager on November 1st. She brings to the Theater over 12 years of volunteer experience. Deena has been a board member for several years and in 2017, took over the bookkeeping and bill paying duties. Deena has lived in Norton since November of 1987 when she joined the staff at KQNK Radio. She was the news director there for just over 25 years until changing jobs to work at the Norton County Treasurer's Office. Deena has two sons, Anthony who works the overnight shift at Love's and Jarrett who is a crossing guard for USD 211 and works also at Destination Kitchen. Ray Caldwell is also a member of the family and has helped extensively at the Thteater.
Jonathan Flores, more commonly known as Jay Speez, has been at the Norton Theater since early November as the assistant manager. He is in charge of maintaining our beautiful theater and is in charge of volunteers. Jay has been in Norton for a couple of years and owns Globalphotography785.com. He is an audio engineer and certified FAA Drone pilot. Jay is married to Tasha who works in the business office at the Norton County Hospital and they have two kids Cayden and Jonathan. Jay and Tasha have spent many hours already at the Theater and are doing an awesome job.
Stop by some night and meet the new crew at the Norton Theater. If you have any ideas on making our Theater better just let them know.
New volunteers are always welcome. Also, the theatre is available to rent for private parties and other engagements. Feel free to stop by and see Deena or Jay for details on how to get involved.