Theater auction sets record

March 02, 2004|By Sarah Schaffer

More than $242,000 was raised Sunday during Center Stage's 27th annual auction, marking a new high for the decades-old radio event.

Auction coordinator Sydney Wilner said the total from this year's program edged out the previous record, set in 2003. "It just exceeded by a little bit our record breaking year last year," Wilner said.

The big results are good news for the Calvert Street theater, she added, because proceeds from the 16-hour event will benefit its artistic and educational programs.

"It's a wonderful event for Center Stage. We're very happy with the results," she said.

In its history, The Sun-sponsored event has raised about $3 million.

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