Auction to Benefit Salem Community

The 11th annual auction for Willamette University's Public Interest Law Project (WUPILP) will be held at Cascade Hall, Oregon State Fairgrounds, Saturday, March 15th. While donations are encouraged, the auction is free and open to the public. Wine glasses for the wine tasting are $9 at the door. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the auction begins at 8 p.m.

The Oregon State Fairgrounds is located on the corner of Sunnyview Road and 17th St. at 2330 17th Street NE Salem. To reach Cascade Hall, participants should use the parking lot entrance located on Sunnyview Road.

Auction items include season ski lift passes, gym memberships, a weekend at Sun River, Lincoln City vacation discounts, the use of a vacation home for the weekend in the Tillamook forest, student-donated work hours, a singing telegram, and Spanish lessons.

WUPILP's mission is to educate and prepare future public interest lawyers for work in public service positions. The Auction supports the Summer Fellowship Program which provides funds for law students who work for non-profit organizations during the summer. The program assists people who cannot afford legal council, defends at-risk youth and those victimized by domestic violence, child abuse and homelessness. Last year's auction funded four fellowship positions to help serve the Salem community.

For more information, contact Kelly E. Holmes, WUPILP co-chair, at 503-370-6434.