Cushing Historical Society needs donations for an auction in early September (date yet to be set), proceeds of which will help defray the cost of repairs to the South Cushing Baptist Church on Salt Pond Road.

Built in 1854, the church has many areas that need immediate attention. To maintain the beauty of this church, maintenance needs to be done on a regular basis. The repairs this time are pertinent to the stability and noticeable water damage, the historical society said in a news release.

"The church, found in a bucolic setting on a hill among majestic spruce and wild roses, has become an integral part of the community at large and of course the historical society," the release said.  Each year a service of worship is held on the third Sunday of August, as stipulated by its last members when they presented the building to Cushing Historical Society.

Concerts, weddings, poetry readings occasional movies have been summer events. The church is located on Salt Pond Road which connects Route 97 to Pleasant Point Road.

The country auction will be held in the barn, directly behind the historical society Meeting House. Donations of goods and services are needed: furniture, art work, books, tools, other collectibles, time and expertise for services, and more.

Prospective donors are asked to call Beverly at 593-8799 and she will schedule a date for delivery or pickup.