LAMOINE — Lamoine Community Arts is hosting a virtual market fundraiser to support local thespians after going dark for 18 months.
Due to COVID-19, the nonprofit organization had to cancel many events, including its annual spring and fall productions as well as the traditional June yard sales.
The vice president of Lamoine Community Arts said this past year has been tough for the community.
“We haven’t been able to do any fundraising. We decided to try building our market with baked goods and crafts on our website,” said Carol Mason, vice president of Lamoine Community Arts. “So we’ve been able to keep the community alive and let them know we are still around.”
Mason said the virtual market will sell many homemade baked goods and items.
The president of Lamoine Community Arts said all funds will go toward the upcoming fall production, and continuing renovations of the theater.
“The community is just waiting to get back in here. They love to come and see their neighbors and friends on stage,” said Carol Duffy, president of Lamoine Community Arts. “It just brings us all together and we love the production and building. It’s just so nice to use the historical building again.”
Duffy said they plan to have the fall production in October.
The virtual marketplace will run now through May 22.