Salem Bicentennial Collection!

Salem was founded in 1814 and our community is quickly approaching our Bicentennial Celebration year. One of the Bicentennial related events being organized currently is a Salem Bicentennial Cookbook. If you have a favorite recipe you would like to submit to the Bicentennial Cookbook please send a copy of the recipe to the City of Salem Mayor's Office.

Recipes and food related photos may be emailed to: or dropped off to Joy at the mayor’s office or Fox Purlee at his investment business next to H&R bakery off the Salem Square, or emailed to Paula Bortka-Wells at  Recipes do not have to be typed.  If you are interested in submitting a recipe or photos, please do so before April 1st, if possible.

The art in the Bicentennial Cookbook is being created by youth in Washington County and any profit from the book will be turned back to the youth that has contributed in various ways. Any businesses that wish to be included in the advertising of the cookbook may contact Paula for information. Any monetary donations may be taken to the Mid-Southern Bank/Salem and given to Tim Rodman.  He will give you the paperwork, etc. for a tax deductible donation. For additional information on the Salem Bicentennial Cookbook Collection project please contact Paula Bortka at Ph#812-883-1379.

Thank you for contributing!