ROCKLAND — Eastern Tire and Auto Service, 70 Park St., and the Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., recently gave each other’s organizations a boost with an unusual cooperative effort. The Strand helped spread the word to Facebook users that every “Like” to Eastern Tire’s Facebook page during a specific 48-hour period, up to 100 “Likes,” would be matched by a $5 donation to the Strand Theatre.
Although 85 “Likes” were tallied, earning a donation of $425, Eastern Tire generously rounded it up to an even $500 donation to the historic Strand Theatre, owned and operated by Friends of the Strand Theatre, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or [email protected].
Celebrating their social media-fueled donation exchange are, from left, Strand Community Relations Manager Jana Herbener, Eastern Tire and Auto Service Owner Alvin Chase, Strand Executive Director Sarah Ruddy and Strand House Manager Liz McLeod.