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The Community Little Theatre (CLT) was notified recently that it has been awarded a grant in the amount of $20,000 from the Davis Family Foundation.

The grant funds will be applied toward CLT’s major stage lighting and sound equipment project. Significant funds are needed to complete major upgrades in these two critical technical areas. Divided into five phases, this project includes the acquisition and installation of a new lighting console, a power distribution rack, and stage pars. New sound equipment will include a digital mixer, power connectors, high output/low profile strip lighting, color source spot lighting, and a moving spot with framing shutters.

Earlier this year, CLT received a $20,000 donation from the East Auburn Community Unit to assist with stage lighting upgrades that are already underway at the theatre.

The Davis Family Foundation, established by Phyllis C. Davis and H. Halsey Davis, provides grants primarily to Maine-based educational, medical and cultural/arts charitable organizations.

Updated: Oct 14, 2023

At the Community Little Theatre annual meeting on September 25, 2023, CLT President Tim Cowan presented awards to several members in recognition of their outstanding service to the theater.

Matt Conklin was presented with the prestigious President’s Award for his remarkable and tireless efforts with lights and with overseeing the installation of the new lighting system.

Maureen Perry and Bernie Fortier were honored with Volunteer of the Year Awards for the many hours they have devoted to ushering, and Glen Thibault was recognized with this award for his many years of skillful work on set construction.

Eileen Messina and John Blanchette presented the CLT Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger and Celeste Philippon for their many years of invaluable service to CLT in numerous capacities, including performing, directing, stage management, producing, publicity, development, and service on committees and the board of directors.

East Auburn Community Unit (EACU) President Bonnie Phillips, center, presents a check for $20,000 to Tim Cowan, president of the Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theatre (CLT) Board of Directors. This contribution was made to assist with the major stage lighting upgrades that are underway at the theatre. At left is Britny Anderson, EACU secretary and co-chair of the production board at CLT.

Established in 1949, the EACU is a community-based, volunteer-driven organization, with a mission of supporting youth, community, and country. The EACU has a long history of supporting youth activities and organizations such as CLT that provide youngsters with recreational or artistic opportunities. In making the presentation, Phillips expressed the EACU’s gratitude “for all the beauty and opportunities that CLT brings to the L-A area.”

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