On Saturday, July 16 at 10 a.m. Bruce Gamage will be auctioneer for a Country Auction sponsored by the Cushing Historical Society. It will be held in the society’s barn on Hathorne Point Road in Cushing. In addition, a silent auction opens on Friday, July 15 at 5 p.m. in the society’s meeting house, adjacent to the barn.

Preview and leave bids for both auctions on July 15 from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, July 16 from 9 to 10 a.m. Absentee bids are accepted.

To get to the historical society, on Route 1, turn at the Prison Showroom onto Wadsworth Street, go five-plus miles to Fales Store, turn left onto Pleasant Point Road and left onto Hathorne Point Road.

The society’s buildings are now handicapped accessible. Light refreshments will be available during the live auction.

These fundraisers launch a $10,000 Capital Campaign to finance a new roof on the classic 1854 South Cushing Church on Salt Pond Road in Cushing. They promise to be lively and full of surprises! Items include fabulous paintings and photographs from well-known artists, tools, jewelry, good bicycles, various antiques and other furniture, curious and wonderful bric-a-brac, a baking lesson, goods and services from local restaurants and businesses, a Shamanic Counseling Session, and much, much more.

The Cushing Historical Society is a registered 501c(3) non-profit institution with the U.S. IRS. All donations are tax deductible. Cash donations are welcomed. For more information, call 354-8055 or go to cushinghistoricalsociety.org.