Costume sale will benefit the Keystone Theater | Local/Regional


TOWANDA — A Day of Dance Costume and Shoe Sale will be held at the Keystone Theater on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The theater will host a dance costume sale where people can find a range of clothes and shoes to buy. All proceeds from the sale will go to the Keystone Theatre, according to event organizer Abby Stroud. Attendees can use the back door of the studio to enter the facility and purchase items.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for the theater, so hopefully this sale helps it,” Stroud said.

The bulk of the donations started with Maggi Frawley donating costumes, leading to local families also contributing since early May.

Frawley retired from teaching last year at her namesake dance school after 32 years. Over time, she collected hundreds of costumes of different shapes and sizes for dancers to borrow. She said now is the time to provide needed items to people and help an expensive institution at the same time.

“We wanted to see what we could do for theater,” Frawley said. “It’s our way of helping local dance teachers and students.”

The items can be for any occasion like Halloween parties or stage performances, Stroud said.

“Hopefully it will also breathe new life into the costumes, because it’s fun to see them being used and worn on stage,” she said. “For me, my daughter had a bunch of costumes that she outgrew, so it’s fun to give them away and see them reused.”

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