Lorraine Cox donated lot at corner of North H, Walnut for use by project


By Laurie Jervis 

for Lompoc Theatre Project


Longtime Lompoc resident Lorraine Cox has donated her property at the corner of North H Street and Walnut Avenue to Lompoc Theatre Project (LTP). Cox made the gift in loving memory of her husband Terrill F. Cox, who died in 2016. Terrill Cox was a former Superior Court judge and a community activist.

The Lompoc Theatre is at 112 H St., and the 0.32-acre lot is adjacent to the north side of the theater property, along Walnut Avenue.

Mark Herrier, executive director of the Lompoc Theatre Project, expressed his gratitude to Lorraine Cox for her donation, which marks the largest contribution ever made to the nonprofit organization.

“It is hard to overstate just how important this is to us,” Herrier said. “Not only does it set a new bar for other major donors, it gives us maximum flexibility for our renovation plans, and enables us to expand our current Food Truck Fridays to include live music and other vendors.

“It is a big deal for LTP and the community, as well. Quite simply, we’re thrilled.”

The Lompoc Theatre Project is a registered nonprofit for the community effort to restore the historic Lompoc Theatre, to reopen as a performing arts and film center, educational and community hub, and focal point of a revitalized downtown Lompoc.