It’s a chance to support the Ladysmith Little Theatre, get rid of unused items hanging around your house and find a few new treasures.
It’s being billed as The Biggest Garage Sale Ever, and on Saturday, Aug. 23, Ladysmith Little Theatre will turn into a bargain hunter’s paradise. The fundraising sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 4985 Christie Rd.
The Ladysmith Players Society purchased the theatre building, the Old Diamond School, from School District 68 last year, and the volunteers are now busy fundraising to supplement their building fund. They hope The Biggest Garage Sale Ever will be a major contributor to their building fund.
LLT will be selling off props and set pieces that are fully functional but no longer being used, and there will also be items donated from community members, such as dishes, books, clothing and collectibles.
“We’re going to use the entire theatre area,” said Bill Johnston, LLT’s co-artistic director. “It’s going to become one giant secondhand store, as it were. There will be something for everyone.”
This week, LLT is accepting donations for sale. If you have anything you’d like to donate to the cause, you can drop it off at the theatre Thursday, Aug. 14 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. If you can’t make the drop-off time, contact Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.
Johnston says if LLT didn’t own the building, they would have to pay to rent rehearsal and performance space, and those costs would have to trickle down into ticket prices.
“One of the major expenses for any theatre group is the performing space,” said Johnston. “Owning the building helps us maintain an accessible ticket price. Owning the building is important for financial accessibility and for storage for sets, costumes and props. Ladysmith Little Theatre is incredibly fortunate to have had the opportunity to purchase the building, and now all we have to do is continue to fix it up.”