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Students Add Themed Baskets To Annual Oswego Community Christian School Auction

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Community Christian School students are doing their part to support the school’s seventh 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.

Students from the Oswego Community Christian School display items for one of the many themed baskets they are preparing for inclusion in the school’s auction. Inthe back row from left are: Ainsley, Joshua, Hannah, Abby, Evan, and KayeLeigh. In front from left are: Sara, Isaiah, and Kennedi.
Students from the Oswego Community Christian School display items for one of the many themed baskets they are preparing for inclusion in the school’s auction. Inthe back row from left are: Ainsley, Joshua, Hannah, Abby, Evan, and KayeLeigh. In front from left are: Sara, Isaiah, and Kennedi.

Sue Bakos, planning committee chairperson, 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 annual auction will be held April 5 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, a live auction featuring Corrina Paulding of McEwen Auction Company 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 http://www.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 pickup.

In addition there will be a bake sale and the Elks famous chicken BBQ.

The themed baskets will be a welcome addition to the extensive list of items that will be up for bid, including: a polished granite bench, an overnight stay at Geneva on the Lake, a two-week camping experience in New Hampshire, two rototillers and much more.

Photos of many of the items available for bid can be found on the school’s website, www.myoccs.org, and its Facebook page.

The event, which boasts approximately $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 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 be available for these prize drawings.

“Tickets for the prizing drawing as well as pre-sale tickets for the BBQ ($10) are available at the school office, 400 E. Albany St. in Oswego,” Bakos said.

Proceeds 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 traditional education with modern methodology in a caring, disciplined, Christian environment.

The student population of the school represents nearly 20 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 Oswego Community Christian School’s auction or to donate an item for the auction, contact the school at 315-342-9322 or Bakos at 315-342-6939.