Major improvements coming to the Hemet Ramona Bowl Amphitheater this year

Artist rendering of Ramona Bowl Courtyard
This artist’s rendering, shown on a movie screen, shows how the Ramona Bowl Courtyard will look like before the spring “Ramona” plays begin in the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater. A trust fund in honor of James and Marilyn Latham is making the renovations possible. Valley News/ Tony Ault photos
The Ramona Bowl may undergo some needed improvements in the next year thanks to the James and Marilyn Latham trust fund, more than 100 guests learned at the annual Ramona President’s Dinner, Friday, Jan. 17.Lori VanArsdale, past president of the Ramona Bowl Amphitheater, made the announcement during the special event at the Maze Stone Restaurant at the Soboba Country Club in San Jacinto.According to VanArsdale, the trust will provide funds for the modification of the Ramona Bowl Museum, the grounds and restoration of an historic fresco of Ramona and Alessandro found on the museum wall and, in the future, remodeling the amphitheater’s Hacienda House and offices. In addition to the improvements, VanArsdale said the update will install California’s first Literary Landmark plaque
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