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Theatre L'Homme Dieu dedicates lobby, auditorium

Alexandria's "new and improved" Theatre L'Homme Dieu recently dedicated its lobby and auditorium by honoring those who contributed so much to its success.

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Contributed photo Theatre L'Homme Dieu's lobby now bears the name of the foundation that has supported it since its inception.

Alexandria's "new and improved" Theatre L'Homme Dieu recently dedicated its lobby and auditorium by honoring those who contributed so much to its success.

The lobby is named in honor of the J.A. Wedum Foundation and the auditorium is named after the Bursch family.

The J.A. Wedum Foundation Lobby commemorates the foundation's and family's dedication and generosity to the ambitions and aspirations of Theatre L'Homme Dieu.

The Wedum family and J.A. Wedum Foundation have participated in and contributed to Theatre L'Homme Dieu since its 1961 inception.

Founded in 1959 by the Wedum family of Alexandria, the mission of the J.A. Wedum Foundation is to develop and utilize the resources of the foundation to help organizations and individuals change and improve people's lives in the spirit of stewardship and generosity exemplified by J.A. Wedum, the grandfather, and carried forward by John A. Wedum, the grandson.

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On July 7, the Theatre L'Homme Dieu auditorium was officially named The Bursch Family Hall, to be listed in perpetuity on all internal and external communication regarding the performance space of Theatre L'Homme Dieu as well as signage in and around the facility.

Bursch Travel was founded in 1956 by M.W. "Pete" and Audrey Bursch with a single office in Alexandria. Originally the business was operated as a restaurant, where patrons could also purchase a Greyhound bus ticket.

Over time, selling bus tickets gave way to offering a full range of travel services.

Now an American Express Travel Representative, the company has grown to 12 branch offices and two satellite offices with more than 60 employees.

Bursch Travel specializes in corporate travel management for all sizes of corporations, and manages group and incentive travel programs. Pete Bursch and his son, Fred, have been long-time supporters and board members of Theatre L'Homme Dieu.

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