So let me get this straight: Tom Koch, owner of the Ideal Theater agrees to host the movie “Purple” by Ben Tigner. The community understanding was that the proceeds would go to Clare Historical Society (I read that fact in the local paper). People flock to the movie and more than $4,000 is raised for the Historical Society with many attendees donating more than asked for $5 donation. (By the way, admission to Tom’s theater for his regular movies is only $4.00 and he has to pay the distributor for the rights to show those movies.)
And now Tom REFUSES to forward the proceeds to the Clare County Historical Society. His reasons…well, I’d love to hear why he is holding on to donor money. Tom?