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Online Auction at the Historic Salem Courthouse

When: Today until Thursday, Jun 17, 2021 3:00 PM

Online Auction Will Have Items for All Budgets & You'll Be Supporting Local

Unusual times call for creative responses! While the courthouse is not having its annual Al Fresco dinner, they hope to retain an important part of that event- the showcase and auction of local artists and businesses. To that end, the courthouse will offer an online auction of goods, services, arts and crafts, and opportunities using The auction will be held from June 1st from 8 am until 8 pm on Thursday, June 17th - just in time to win wonderful gifts for Father’s Day, graduations, or summer enjoyment!

A photo and a description of items donated will appear online at on June 1st. The courthouse has already received numerous donations from artisans and local businesses. Individuals can auction for a lunch gift certificate to Gardenworks, a new dog bed from, local art from Tom Kerr, Heather Bellanca and others, fine wood working from James Newman, hand woven silk scarves from Faith Perkins, and the list goes on. There are items for all budgets, and it is a great highlight and display of small business and artisans in Washington County.

What Your Money Goes Towards

With your support, the children, youth, and adults of our area will continue to participate in the programs and events offered by the Historic Courthouse Community Center. During this difficult past year, the Courthouse has offered a Wi-Fi spot for students to do their virtual schooling; a summer reading program; chamber music; art exhibits; the Shoppe Off Broadway; a summer community garden; the Battenkill Kitchen; food distribution to community families; and other services, despite the stresses of the pandemic and furloughing of staff.

They also are engaged in new community initiatives such as grant writing to build an extension at the Courthouse to house a new cooler and freezer for the Food Pantry and partnering with Hudson Headwaters to bring a mobile health clinic van to our parking lot. The courthouse is also excited to announce that their free, 5-week day camp program called Lunch, Learn and Play, will take place July 6th - August 6th from 11:30-5:30pm.  

For more information, please feel free to contact the courthouse at or call at 518-854-7053,, Insta and FB@ HistoricSalemCourthouse as well as Lunch, Learn and Play on Instagram.

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