Lewiston Civic Theatre moves fall gala online

In-person event cancelled amidst rise of COVID-19 cases in region

Out of concern for public safety amidst a rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region, the Lewiston Civic Theatre is moving its 50th Annual Fine Arts Gala fundraiser online.

Instead of an in-person masquerade, the theater will conduct a virtual auction and raffle of products and services that were donated for the silent auction portion of the original event.

“A large event isn’t appropriate at this time but ‘the show must go on’ in order to support our upcoming season, as well as additional programs and projects,” Nancy McIntosh, the theater’s executive director said in a news release issued Tuesday.

The online auction will take place Sept. 13-20. People can check the theater’s Facebook page and website at lctheatre.org for updates. Information is also available by calling the theater’s box office at (208) 746-3401.