Celebration by dual chambers honor the Historic Hemet Theatre’s 100th anniversary

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Russ Utz, former San Jacinto city council member and chamber of commerce member, joins fellow chamber members celebrating the Historic Hemet Theater’s centennial anniversary Aug. 25. Valley News/Tony Ault photo
Celebrating the Historic Hemet Theatre’s 100th Anniversary were more than 150 members of the Hemet/San Jacinto Valley and Greater San Jacinto chambers of commerce and friends of the iconic downtown Hemet landmark in a stage show and award presentations. The first ever joint meeting of the two community chambers was held at the old theater in downtown Hemet Aug. 25. The celebration included food, Champagne, soft drinks and entertainment with the Tribute Bread Band. Highlight of the celebration was former 1950s Second Generation Platters lead singer Jerome Robinson who led the award presentations. Many of the chamber members provided gift baskets for auction to assist with funding the theater needs for its continuing renovation efforts. Robinson introduced Susan Carrier, CEO of th
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