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The Grand Announces The Allen Fitch Scholarship Fund

ELLSWORTH – The Grand is proud to announce a “Craft Fair and Silent Auction” to benefit The Allen Fitch Scholarship Fund. This special event will take place on Sunday, November 26th from 11 am to 5 pm, with table spaces available for $20 each and bidding for Silent Auction items ending at 4:00pm.

Last spring, The Grand lost a cherished member of its theater family with the recent passing of Allen Fitch. Allen was a well known member of the community, a devoted father and a frequent actor on The Grand stage. Kimberly Fitch, Allen’s daughter and Operations Manager at The Grand, has established a Scholarship Fund for young aspiring actors who wish to take classes at The Grand. The fund will continue to provide scholarships for students participating in the theatre programs at The Grand and local graduating seniors who are continuing their education in theatre.

Last summer, thanks to donations from members in the community in memory of Allen Fitch, the fund provided scholarships for 11 students in the Grand Summer Intensives for young people of all ages.

To reserve a table or to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Kimberly Fitch at 207-812-0172. For more information on the intensives or on how one can make a donation to the scholarship fund, please call The Grand at 207-667-9500. For more information on events at The Grand, visit The Grand website at or follow The Grand on Facebook at

Image attached: The late Allen Fitch as “The Toymaker” on The Grand’s “Babes in Toyland” float at the 2008 Ellsworth Christmas Parade.

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