Retro clothing criterion for success

THE STORAGE area within Grafton's Criterion Theatre is a bit more spacious now, with a monster garage sale held there at the weekend being called an “overwhelming success”.

According to Anne Newbold of the Criterion Theatre, the sale was aimed to clear out some of the costumes, props and other odds and ends collected during the theatre's roughly 40-year history of productions.

She said masses of people had passed through the theatre over the two days and the several thousand dollars generated from the sale would be put directly back into upgrading and refurbishing the theatre.

“We had a fantastic response from the community – it completely exceeded our expectations,” Ms Newbold said.

“We managed to sell a lot of stuff and whatever is left now we're going to donate to Lifeline.”

Ms Newbold said the most popular items were stage props and the retro clothing, particularly those from the 1960s era.



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