Repair the Bell Fundraising Underway
The 2013 Awareness Washington County Class and We The Youth Program are working to restore the Washington County Courthouse bell, which has a large crack in it. We are raising funds in order to ensure the bell will continue to not only ring again, but remain a vibrant part of our community. We will be holding fundraising events throughout the county to raise money to have the bell repaired. Follow us as we all work to save this piece of Washington County history for generations to come.
To donate to our cause, checks can be made out to Awareness Wash County, with "Save the Bell" in the memo line, and sent to PO Box 212, Salem, Ind., 47167. The donation will be placed in a non-profit fund, so donations should be tax-deductible.
American Pickers Coming to Washington County?
Cineflix Inc. produces a documentary series called “American Pickers” which explores the fascinating world of antique ‘picking’. The high profile show follows two of the most skilled pickers in the business ‘Mike Wolfe’ and ‘Frank Fritz’ as they embark on an epic road trip across the US. The show offers a fascinating insight into what it’s like to be the men on the ground who are on the frontlines of the antique industry. The show follows the pickers in their truck as they go on a mission in search of America’s most fascinating and valuable antiques - treasures that have been long forgotten in junkyards and barns across the country. The team tracks down unique and interesting items from motorcycles, classic cars and bicycles to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia.
The series follows the highs and lows of the trade as our team gets their hands dirty in the search of weird and wonderful hidden treasures. The show examines how determination and amazing instincts drive the pickers to salvage the good junk from the bad junk. On the adventure our team meets fascinating characters along the way each with a story to tell about the history of their collection and their own lives. Mike and Frank bring the past to life and recycle America as they go. On the way, we explore how
our pickers strike the ultimate deal and discover just what it takes to renovate and re-sell a newly found antique in a competitive market.
Washington County on WDRB News
Earlier in the week, the Washington County Chamber Office was contacted by WDRB-TV and asked to bring together people regarding the new Hotel and to provide information regarding our community. The Chamber was also asked why the hotel project is important. The Chamber provided information regarding our tourism sites, Bed and Breakfast establishments and motel. The Chamber also provided information about how our industries and businesses will benefit from the hotel.
Bill Frances of WDRB-TV, came to Salem and interviewed David Bower and Ron Haendiges. Both provided positive information about our community, and the local investments made by the community. This segment can be seen below.