Herscher’s annual Christmas charity auction season experienced its usual successful kickoff on Saturday thanks to generous members of the community. The Athletic Club, hosting its Thanksgiving weekend auction, sold a collection of both common and unique gift items and raised more than $35,000 in the process.
For example, 30 Christmas cookies sold for $2,750 and a homemade German chocolate cake brought $1800. A handmade trunk, made by Philip Holt in honor of Leaving Isaac’s Tracks, was auctioned for $7000.
The scene will be repeated on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 1 pm when the Pub on Main hosts its annual downtown Herscher charity auction
In both cases, proceeds are funneled through the Herscher Foundation and distributed to a wide array of local charitable causes. Auction items for the Dec. 14 holiday sale are now being accepted at the Pub on Main.