The SPUR Summer Fling is just one month away from today! Grab your tickets as this special event only happens once a year. Join us to celebrate and support our work together as a Community of Doers. As we approach our 5th birthday, this year's event will be larger than ever! Live music with Chad Hollister Acoustic Trio, small bites by Chive, pre-event sponsor reception with bites by Vinwood Caterer's, live fund-a-need and more!


  • Items included in this year's silent auction span from event tickets, local gift cards, beer baskets (including one from Tree House Brewing), to weekend getaways and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.
  • With 98 individual items, handsomely packaged into over 70 for bidding, some of the offerings will be great to share, and others you'll want all for yourself.
  • Can't make the event? Scroll our full list of auction packages via the link below and then ask a friend to bid for you.


  • Our annual Summer Fling auction, in addition to our live fund-a-need and giving level tickets, covered over 75% of our 2018 associated expenses to organize and implement our calendar of volunteer events, support the infrastructure required to execute our large-scale drives and develop youth enrichment programming. Your active and generous engagement on July 13 will help ensure our work continues and our collective impact expands.  Join us.

Race with Jud Smith, J70 World Champion and 2018 Rolex Yachtsman of the Year

Head out for an evening of Wednesday night racing with Jud and his team on Africa, a Taylor 42. Post racing enjoy a beverage with Jud and keep an eye on the Doyle Sails social media feed to catch a photo of the winner in action during the race.

Norwegian Mountain Vacation Cabin Rental

Enjoy the glorious Norwegian mountains of Hemsedal in the summer or fall and stay in a modern "hytte" (cabin) that sleeps 8-10 people comfortably. The cabin is located at the base of the Hemsedal Ski Resort and just a 7 minute walk from the quaint little town of Hemsedal. 

Event Rental at HarborPoint 

Host your next party in the HarborPoint at Root. HarborPoint is an urban-chic space with spectacular views of Salem Harbor. This item includes a $100 credit towards catering by Root. 

Original Framed Oil Painting by Local Artist

Original framed oil painting of the Columbia by local artist, Charlie Allen, based on an original photograph by Bruce Durkee. 20" x 24", oil on board, gold box frame.

Marblehead Lobster Boat Ride with Santa & Mrs. Claus 

Create a family memory that will last forever with a ride on the Marblehead Lobster Boat with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Experience for four (4) individuals, of which one (1) must be an adult.

3-Hour Tour Aboard Thirst

Welcome aboard for a three-hour cocktail harbor tour for eight (8)! Thirst is a 55' Gunboat built of carbon fiber. She has been sailed over 12,000 miles since launching in 2016 and has attained speeds up to 25 knots when racing in the Caribbean.

2-Hour Pool Party at Tower School

Host your 2020 Pool Party for 20 friends! Tower will provide the pool, lifeguard and access to the school’s newly designed turf field and playground. 

Breakfast for a Year 

Enjoy breakfast for a year! This package includes 1 bag of coffee from Starbucks and 4 muffins from Maria's Gourmet each month for a year. 

Gardening Help 

Do you love the SPUR Community Roots Garden but aren't sure how to get started with your own? Do you swoon over planters but yours never come out as hoped? Marblehead Garden Center is teaming up with our Executive Director, Jocelyn Cook to provide you with a little help. The winning bidder will receive a $200 gift card toward vegetables/flowers, a bountiful gift basket of gardening tools and hand care products and Jocelyn will help identify the plants/flowers needed to meet achieve your vision and then plant it for you.

A Night at the Branch 

The Branch Olive Co., new to Salem’s Pickering Wharf, will host 20-30 of your friends for "A Night at the Branch." The evening will include tastings of world renowned olive oils & balsamic drizzled over caprese, pasta & watermelon salads, flatbread pizza & more. This evening will also include Italian Vegan ( IV ) delights by Theresa of Le Serena Cafe. A fantastic night to eat, drink & learn about new ways to branch out! 

View all of our silent auction offerings here, and then get ready to win, while positively impacting your local communities by helping us to raise funds which further our work.

Thank you to our many generous silent auction donors and event sponsors.

I look forward to seeing you at the SPUR Summer Fling on July 13th! 

With Gratitude,

Jocelyn Cook
Executive Director 
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