AUBURN — Preservationists plan to celebrate the former St. Louis Church’s escape from the wrecking ball Wednesday night with floodlights.

The New Auburn landmark will be lit up with floodlights for three hours on New Year’s Eve, said Christine Holden of Pilotage, the group that hopes to redevelop the neo-Gothic building.

People will be encouraged to stop by, talk with members of Pilotage and even sing a holiday song.

The event will begin at 5 p.m. and continue until 8 p.m.

The lighting has been paid for with a donation from Auburn businesses, Holden said.

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