Plans are underway for the Oswego Community Christian School’s seventh Annual Auction. The event is set for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 5 at the 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 and a Live Auction, as well as a bake sale and the Elks famous chicken barbecue.
Planning Committee Chair Sue Bakos said the excitement is building for one of Oswego’s most popular community events.
“Over the years we have been fortunate to have received wonderful support,” she said. “I am happy to say that our auction is returning to the Oswego Elks this year. We are looking forward to another afternoon of fun with a chance for community members to bid on great items for the whole family.”
Bakos said the committee has been busy contacting area business and gathering items for the auctions.
Some of the many items up for bid include: gift cards to area retailers and restaurants; tickets to area attractions and events; hotel getaways, and Disney World Park Hopper Passes to name a few.
Oswego Community Christian School students are also participating, as each class is busy preparing themed baskets filled with an assortment of goodies pertaining to its theme.
Bakos said there would be about $25,000 worth of new merchandise and services to bid on.
Bidders may view a sampling of items available on the school’s Facebook page, which is being updated daily as new items arrive. Go to facebook.com/OCCSchool to find the list of items.
A silent auction will take place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. followed by the live auction with auctioneer Corrina Pauldine of McEwen Auction Co. from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
“There’s nothing like being in the moment of a live auction. It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s a competition to see who the winning bidder will be and until the auctioneer announces ‘Sold!’ the thrill of it is exhilarating for all who attend,” Pauldine said.
The event also will include the popular Oswego Community Christian School’s annual prize drawing. For a donation of $10, people will have the opportunity to win one of three great prizes including: a five-day, six-night stay at Disney World or $1,500 Visa Card; an iPad Air; or a $250 gas or grocery gift card.
All proceeds are used for the continued improvement of the quality of education offered to the students at OCCS.
Established in 1979, the Oswego Community Christian School offers families a Christian educational alternative that excels in teaching, training and the spiritual development of their children.
For more information on the Oswego Community Christian School’s auction or to donate an item for the auction, call the school at 342-9322 or Sue Bakos at 342-6939.