Oswego Community Christian School students are doing their part to support the school’s sixth annual auction.
Students in each grade have been busy preparing themed baskets that will be up for bid during the auction. Each basket will be filled with an array of goodies that pertain to a unique theme.
Sue Bakos, planning committee chairperson, said the students are enthused about making the baskets and enjoy selecting the items to be included.
“They are really being creative and having fun putting their baskets together,” said Bakos. “It’s nice to see them put so much thought into it.”
Themes for the baskets include cooking, camping, sports and recreation, night on the town, and family game night
Oswego Christian Community School’s sixth annual auction will be held Saturday, April 20 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge 271, corner of West Fifth and Bridge streets in Oswego.
The event, which serves as the school’s largest fund-raiser, will feature a silent auction and a live auction withj Corrina Paulding of McEwen Auction Company in Oswego as well as a bake sale and the Elks chicken barbecue.
The themed baskets will be a welcome addition to the extensive list of items that will be up for bid, including Wonderworks at Destiny USA; gift cards to area retailers and restaurants; tickets to area attractions and events; gift certificates for spa treatments, hotel getaways, automotive services; jewelry and beauty products and more.
Photos of many of the items available for bid can be found on the school’s web site at www.myoccs.org.
The annual event, which boasts approximately $25,000 in items up for bid, will also include the popular Oswego Community Christian School’s annual Prize Drawing.
For a donation, individuals will have the opportunity to win one of prizes.
The prizes include a grand prize of either a five-night Disney World vacation for a family of four or a $1,500 VISA Gift Card, winner’s choice; a second prize of an Apple iPad mini; and a third prize of either a $250 gas or grocery card, winner’s choice.
A limited number of tickets will available these prize drawings. Proceeds will be used for the continued improvement of the quality of education offered to the students at OCCS.