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Aurora needs help moving again after fire

LAWRENCEVILLE -- On March 4, there was a fire which impacted several downtown Lawrenceville businesses, including the Aurora Theatre's storage area.

Several volunteers helped the theater move things out of storage when the staff was told to empty the unit on March 7.

At 11 a.m. Wednesday, the Aurora needs another round of helpers to move the salvaged furniture, props and costumes to Producing Artistic Director Anthony Rodriguez's and Associate Producer Ann-Carol Pence's home in Duluth until the Aurora can find a permanent storage unit.

The venue is looking for a low cost or donated storage space near the theater with a minimum of 2,400-square-feet. If you have information on a storage unit that fit these critria, contact the Aurora's General Manager, D.H. Malcolm, III.

The nonprofit venue also needs help to raise funds lost from the fire and water damage.

"Everyone at Aurora would like to express deepest gratitude to the patrons, volunteers and friends who came to the rescue and helped salvage a few of the remaining items," said Al Stilo, director of sales and marketing. "Unfortunately, smoke and water damage destroyed an estimated $250,000 worth of property."

The public can help by becoming season ticket holder or donating to the annual fund, according to Stilo.

If you would like to donate to the Aurora, visit www.auroratheatre.com