Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – Plans are under way for one of the area’s premier fundraising events, the Oswego Christian Community School’s fifth Annual Auction.
Scheduled for April 28, the event will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Oswego Armory, West First Street in Oswego.
The event, which serves as the school’s largest fundraiser, will feature both a silent auction and a live auction. According to planning committee chairperson Sue Bakos, this year’s auction promises to be better than ever. “Over the years our Annual Auction has received some wonderful support from the community, making the event more and more popular each year. We are excited about this year’s event and are looking forward to an afternoon of fun,” she said.
Bakos added that the committee has been busy contacting area business and gathering items for the auctions. “We are fortunate to 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 for auction include: Disney World Park Hopper Passes; gift cards to area retailers and restaurants; gift certificates for spa treatments, hotel getaways, and automotive services; jewelry and beauty products and more. Bakos said that a complete list of auction items, which is available on the school’s website, www.myoccs.org, and its Facebook page is being updated daily as new items are added.
A silent auction that will take place from 1 – 2:30 p.m. followed by a live auction, featuring auctioneer Jim Deacons from 2:30 – 4 p.m.
The event will also include the 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 grand prize of either a five-night Disney World vacation for a family of four or a $1,000 VISA gift card, winner’s choice; a second prize of an Apple iPad 2; and a third prize of either a $250 gas or grocery card, winner’s choice.
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.
Those wishing to learn more about the Oswego Community Christian School are invited to attend the school’s Open House on March 13, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Teachers and staff will be on hand to offer tours, share the school’s curriculum, and answer questions.
For more information on the Oswego Community Christian School’s auction, or to donate an item, call the school at 315-342-9322 or Sue Bakos at 315-342-6939.