The first of two Christmas Charity Auctions held annually in downtown Herscher will take place Saturday afternoon of Thanksgiving weekend at The Athletic Club.

Again this year, two Christmas charity auctions are scheduled, with proceeds going to a wide variety of local charities through Herscher Foundation, Inc.

The Nov. 30 auction at The Athletic Club runs from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm. Auction items are now being accepted by TAC members. Donated items may also be brought to The Athletic Club on the day of the auction.

The Shed in downtown Herscher will host its auction on Saturday, Dec. 14, starting at 1:00 pm. Auction items are now being accepted at the tavern which will be hosting its 32nd auction this year.

At both auctions, a wide variety of holiday items are sold. Proceeds have been used to assist needy families in the County West area. The auctions also support a wide range of local events, activities and youth programs.