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Tickets are still available for Taste of the Trust tonight

A high bidder tonight could walk away with a miniature ceramic replica of Mary Jane Lampton Auditorium that lights up — no clapping required.

The 2003 limited edition treasure is part of the gift basket donated by Mississippi School of the Arts to the Brookhaven Trust for the annual Taste of the Trust event. Besides T-shirts and a water bottle, the winner of the basket will also receive a Wyatt Waters notecard set.

The Taste of the Trust will be at Ole Town Church from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for $40. Advance tickets at $35 each are still available at the Brookhaven-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce until 4 p.m. Two dozen restaurants have signed up to prepare some of their favorite items for ticket-holders.

Besides food and music, those attending will get the chance to bid on more than 100 items in the silent auction, said Trust member Jillian Ricceri.

Another item up for the grabs is two tickets for “Oh, Mr. Faulkner, Do You Write?” The one-man show is produced by actor and director John Maxwell. Dinner in Enochs Hall is included. The event is Jan. 27.

Enochs Hall — and MSA — will be the ultimate winner, though.

The group of volunteers dedicated to preserving history, culture and the arts in Ole Brook is raising funds through Taste of the Trust to renovate Enochs Hall.

Brookhaven Trust President Julia Miller said the project is a “perfect blend of historic preservation and promotion of the arts.”

The project will allow for a second sound booth for the Black Box Theatre as well as two additional classrooms. The anticipated cost of the project is $191,000, Miller said.

Over the past year, the Trust donated a $25,000 check to the Brookhaven Little Theatre and provided funding for MSA’s current project to add a mural on campus.