Founding member Betty Ann Silva died July 23 following an illness. Betty Ann was the last of our founding members and valued for her encyclopedic knowledge of Forge history and lore. Forge’s “Grande Dame,” she will be missed. A memorial service will be held at the Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge Park at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 31.
In lieu of flowers, Forge will be making donations to both the American Cancer Society and the Arthritis Foundation in Betty Ann’s memory. If you would like to contribute, you may donate at our Annual Banquet on August 14; Forge will match all donations we receive that night. If you would like to contribute, but are unable to attend the banquet, please send your donation by August 30 to:
ATTN: Betty Ann Silva Memorial
P.O. Box 494
241 First Avenue
Phoenixville, PA 19460
Checks should be made payable to “Forge Theatre.”
Please feel free to share your memories of Betty Ann in the comments section, below.