OSWEGO, NY – Plans are under way for one of the area’s premier fundraising events, the Oswego Christian Community School’s seventh annual auction.
Scheduled for April 5, the auction will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge, 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.
According to planning committee chair Sue Bakos, 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 from the community and we’ve had several inquiries already as to when this year’s auction will be. 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,” said Bakos.
According to Bakos the committee has been busy contacting area business and gathering items for the auctions.
“We have received a number of excellent items already from caring businesses and individuals. We anticipate having a wide array of items for our auctions and are gladly accepting donations from anyone interested in supporting our auction fundraiser,” said Bakos.
Some of the many items that will be up available to bid on 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 that there would 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, and is being updated daily as new items arrive.
A silent auction that will take place from 1 – 2:30 p.m. followed by a live auction, with auctioneer Corrina Pauldine of McEwen Auction Company from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
This year’s live auction will also feature the opportunity for online bidding via the McEwen Auction Company website http://www.mcewenauctioncompany.com/
“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 Pauldine.
The event 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 five-day/six-night stay at Disney World or $1,500 Visa Card, an iPad Air or a $250 gas or grocery gift card.
A limited number of tickets will available 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 school’s auction or to donate an item, call the school at 315-342-9322 or Bakos at 315-342-6939.