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The L-A Community Little Theatre in Auburn is preparing to launch its third annual “Not So Little” online auction, starting Sunday, May 16.

Funds raised from the auction will be directed to the theater’s building fund. Local businesses have again showed support for theater through sponsorship and the donation of items.

The focus of the theater’s last auction, which earned $6,700, was to cover costs incurred after the theater had to shut down because of the pandemic.

While the theater has yet to launch its first post-COVID production, volunteers have been busy with behind-the-scenes activity and making improvements to the facility. The theater community looks to bring back live theater to the Lewiston-Auburn community in the near future.

This year’s auction is sponsored by Modern Woodmen, Skelton Taintor and Abbott, and L’Hommedieu Law. Donations have been made by Shaw’s, Day’s Jewelers, Lamey Wellehan, Broadstreet Music, Martindale Country Club, and the Inn at Poland Spring. The auction boasts more than 50 items including private sailing cruises, signed theater memorabilia, designer purses, artwork, cookware, golf outings, and dance and piano lessons.

All auction information can be found online at laclt.com.

Bidding will go live at noon May 16, and will continue through 8 p.m. Sunday, May 30. Additional items are likely to be added to the auction after bidding begins.