Country Store Festival is tomorrow, July 26!

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The Festival is tomorrow beginning at 3pm. Come join us for lots of fun on the Petersham Common and raise money to repair and paint the store!! Kids games all afternoon, potluck dinner, silent auction and white elephant tables all await. Plus the 20 foot climbing wall is calling you to make the climb.

Also at 5pm the live auction will begin. Join the fun! Here is a sneak peak at live auction items:

Live Auction: Lots #1 – 13
The July 26 Live Auction begins at 5:00 pm on Petersham Common.
Join in and watch for further details of live auction items listed below.
1.  7 Days & Nights at Lake House in Center Sandwich, New Hampshire.
For up to 10 people > min. bid:  $1,000
Bordering on the White Mountains National Forest Sandwich Range. The property sits on secluded Lake Dinsmore with its own swimming dock. The village of Sandwich on Squam Lake is nearby. Bring your equipment for swimming, fishing, hiking, skiing, kayaking, and canoeing. Fully equipped house sleeps 10 total, 8 on beds. Dates to be arranged at mutual convenience in 2014–2015. Value: $2,500.   Visit:,_New_Hampshire
Donor:  Sarah Selden
2.   “Day in the Life of a Reporter” with Award Winning Journalist David Boeri.
Enjoy an insider visit to Marathon bombing suspect Tsarnaev Federal Court trial in Boston in 2014–2015. Date to be selected by David Boeri and the winning bidder.
Donor:  David Boeri
3..   Original Watercolor “Road Trip, Petersham Country Store” by Sheila Youd.
A fine piece by this Petersham artist. Professionally framed.
Donor:  Sheila Youd
4.   Original Nichewaug Inn Wooden Rocking Chair.
Acquire a piece of authentic Petersham history. The forest green wicker-seated rocker was once on the front porch of the Inn over looking the Petersham Common and the North Common Meadow ​G​olf ​C​ourse. The rocker was secured years ago by local historian and archive collector, Larry Buell.
Donor:  Larry Buell
5.   Handcrafted Stone Garden Sculpture.
Highly regarded Barre sculptor Jason Benoit creates beautiful stone pieces for garden and lawn settings.
Donor:  Jason Benoit
6.   Make Your Own Salsa.
Guaranteed delicious fun joining local cook Linda Paquet learning to make your own Salsa. For two people. In Linda’s kitchen on West Road, Petersham. Take home 6 jars of freshly made salsa. Date and time to be coordinated between winning bidder and donor.
Donor:  Linda Paquet
7.   Yard Work. Three (3) Hours of Fall or Spring Cleaning.
Raking, pruning, and clean up by Jack and Clay Richardson of Petersham. These two hard working high school brothers will provide the smarts and brawn to fulfill your directions and needs for your seasonal clean-up. Could also make a good gift for a loved one who could use extra help. In Petersham and immediate 10 mile area.
Donor:  Clay & Jack Richardson.
8.  Basketball Stand & Hoop by Lifetime.
Excellent condition. Ready to roll for lots of fun! With basketball.
Donor:  Patrick Hinton
9.   Twilight Kayaking at Tully Lake, Royalston.
There is nothing like kayaking on the beautiful water of Tully Lake, especially at dusk and as twilight settles in – peaceful, magical, and serene and right here in the North Quabbin region. Located at The Trustees of Reservations Tully Lake Campground in Royalston. WInning bid receives kayak rental for four people to enjoy a special evening together.  The kayaks, paddles, and life jackets are all included — just bring yourselves! Certificates must be redeemed by October 2014. Available Sunday through Thursday (non-holidays), 4 PM–dusk.
Donor:  James & Annette Ermini
10.   Discovering a Sense of Place: History with Farmer Lucius Spooner.
Larry Buell of Petersham and his history partner, 1840s Petersham farmer Lucius Spooner, will research a specific place ​you select ​and will share the findings during a walking event with you and your guests at the location. Great for family reunions, organization’s fund raising event, or just time experiencing a special ​place and time.  Value: $125.
Donor:  Larry Buell & Lucius Spooner
11.   Septic Tank and System Cleaning by Petersham Sanitary Service.
Charlie Buell and Ry Parcell will service your septic tank needs. See the services they provide at:  Value: Up to $275.
Donor:  Charlie Buell and Ry Parcell, Petersham Sanitary Service
12.  Cord of Seasoned Firewood from Landscape Nursery.
One cord of dry hardwood split to your dimensions and delivered to your door within close proximty to Petersham by the Dickson Family of Landscape Nursery. The Dicksons usually run out of good firewood well before the heating season, so get yours now!  Value: $250.
Donor:  Garth and Wanda Dickson
13.   One Dozen of Brian’s Homemade Tip-Top Kronuts. More than delicious!
Combined with One Quart of Josh’s fresh 2014 Petersham Maple Syrup Beyond delicious!
Donor:  Brian Miner and Josh Gordon, Quabbn Gate Farm, Petersham