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Project 240 presents Republican Primary Debate

Collaboration between Castleton and Paramount Theatre kicks off with inaugural event in 14-month series.

Wednesday, Sept. 16 — RUTLAND – The Paramount Theatre and Castleton University present a broadcast of the second Republican Primary Debate as the inaugural event in the 14-month series, Project 240: Celebrating the American Experience, on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 8 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre.

Hosted by WCAX-TV political analysts Steve Terry and Mike Smith, the event will feature an opening presentation by the hosts, live broadcast of the debate on the Paramount’s HD big-screen, and post-debate discussion of what just transpired during the debate.

The second Republican Primary Debate will be hosted live by Jack Trapper of CNN and will be broadcast from the Reagan Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

“This all-encompassing project has been 10 months in the planning and execution,” said executive director of the Paramount Bruce Bouchard. “Dozens of people are involved and engaged in the delivery of the amazing 14-month project and we are so excited to finally be opening our doors for the first of 17 events in this landmark project.”

This event, and all but three of the remaining 16, are free of charge and open to the public. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase by Roots the Restaurant.

For a complete schedule of events and more information on Project 240, visit www.project240.org.

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