Oswego Community Christian School students are doing their part to support the school’s 7th 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 chair, said the classroom baskets are one of the high points of the auction and generate a tremendous amount of excitement for auction goers.
“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. It’s nice to see them put so much thought into it,” said Bakos. Themes for the baskets include: a Day at the Beach, Gardening, Family Time Basket, Cooking, Camping Basket, and Gift Card.
Oswego Christian Community School’s 7th Annual Auction will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the Oswego Elks Lodge #271, corner of West Fifth and Bridge streets in Oswego.
The event, which serves as the school’s largest fundraiser, will feature a Silent Auction, a Live Auction featuring Corrina Paulding of McEwen Auction Co. in Oswego, and for the first time, online bidding.
Prior to and during the Live Auction, community members will be able to bid on items online by visiting the McEwen Auction Company website mcewenauctioncompany.com, click on the link to the OCCS Auction, and follow the instructions to register for online bidding and to view auction items.
Bidders will need a credit card to register, but can pay cash upon pick-up.
In addition there will be a bake sale and the Elks famous chicken barbecue.
The themed baskets will be a welcome addition to the extensive list of items up for bid, including: a polished granite bench, an overnight stay at Geneva on the Lake, a two-week camping experience in New Hampshire, and two rototillers, and much more.
Photos of many of the items available for bid can be found on the school’s website, myoccs.org, and its Facebook page.
The event, which boasts about $25,000 in items up for bid, will also include the popular Oswego Community Christian School’s annual prize drawing. For a donation of $10, individuals will have the opportunity to win one of three great prizes including: a 5 Day/6 Night stay at Disney World or $1500 Visa Card; an iPad Air; or a $250 Gas or Grocery Gift Card.
A limited number of tickets will available these prize drawings.
“Tickets for the drawing as well as pre-sale tickets for the chicken barbecue are $10 and are available at the school office, 400 E. Albany St., in Oswego,” added Bakos.
Proceeds will be used for the continued improvement of the quality of education offered to the students at Oswego Community Christian School.
For more information on The Oswego Community Christian School’s 7th Annual Auction, or to donate an item for the auction, call the school at 342-9322 or Sue Bakos at 342-6939.