OSWEGO, NY – Plans are under way for one of the area’s premier fundraising events, the Oswego Christian Community School’s eighth annual auction.
Scheduled for April 25, the auction will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge #271, corner of West Fifth and Bridge streets.
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 BBQ.
Planning committee chairperson Tonia McDonald is looking forward to what has proven to be one of Oswego’s most popular community events.
“It’s inspiring to see the support we received for our auction. Interest in the auction remains high and we’re working to make this year’s the best ever,” said McDonald.
According to McDonald the planning committee has already received a number of excellent items from caring businesses and individuals.
“We’re excited about the donations we have received to date and anticipate having a wide array of items for both our silent and live auctions that will be of interest to those of all ages,” said McDonald.
Some of the many items that will be up available to bid on include: gym memberships, hotel overnight stays, theme and sporting event tickets, tools, restaurant and department store gift cards.
McDonald anticipates that there will be approximately $25,000 worth of new merchandise and services to bid on.
Bidders may view a sampling of items available on auction day on the school’s Facebook page, which is being updated daily as new items arrive.
A silent auction will take place from 1 – 2:30 p.m. followed by a live auction, with auctioneer Jim Deacons from Cross Roads Auctions from 2:30 – 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,” said Deacons.
The Oswego Community Christian School’s auction will also include the school’s much anticipated annual prize drawing.
For a donation of $10 individuals will have the opportunity to win one of three great prizes including: Disney vacation for family of four, iPad Air and $250 Visa card.
A limited number of tickets will available for these prize drawings.
All proceeds from this event will be 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.
Using the latest technology for both the students and the teachers, the Oswego Community Christian School blends classic education with modern methodology in a caring, disciplined, Christian environment.
The student population of the school represents nearly twenty area churches and ministries and its hundreds of successful graduates are testimonials to the school’s commitment to the community and its high standards of education and character development.
For more information on the auction or to donate an item, call the school at 315-342-9322 or McDonald at 315-532-4624.