Hundreds turned out for the 24th annual Salem Children's Charity holiday party Tuesday at the Hawthorne Hotel. The event was particularly special this year, after its usual location — Victoria Station — was abruptly shuttered last week, leaving organizers scrambling to find a new spot. The Hawthorne Hotel stepped up to host soon after the news spread.
The Salem Children's Charity directly benefits the city's children families. Money raised provides low-income children with things like eyeglasses, enrichment programs and food. The party, featuring raffles and auctions, is the charity's largest fundraiser