Merrimack Repertory Theatre Blog

June 25, 2013, 2:23 pm
Filed under: Merrimack Repertory Theatre

On Thursday, June 20 the Friends of MRT held their “A Cause for Applause” charity auction to benefit Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT). The event was held at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center and featured celebrity auctioneer Susan Wornick, a live and silent auction, and a seated dinner. With almost 300 people in attendance, “A Cause for Applause” raised over $116,000 for MRT, which will benefit the theatre’s mainstage and education programs.

Joellen Scannell, Chair of the Friends of MRT was thrilled with the event. “This auction is always a fun evening out, but I feel this was our best one to date! We were able to garner more sponsors and community support than ever. Susan Wornick was amazing as always, and provided us with some hilarious entertainment during the live auction, which featured some fabulous prizes. We raised a lot of money for a very worthy cause, one that certainly adds to our community.”

Items featured in the live and silent auction included a trip to Bermuda, a cruise, tickets to the sold out Jason Aldean concert at Fenway, a dream car experience, and more. This year, local artists from the Lowell area were asked to enter their pieces in for the auction, which provided a wonderful showcase for the artists in the community.

Browse through the gallery below to view pictures from the auction.

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