Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – Oswego Community Christian School students are doing their part to support the school’s sixth 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.
Sue Bakos, planning committee chairperson said 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: cooking, camping, sports and recreation, night on the town, and family game night.
Oswego Christian Community School’s sixth annual auction will be held April 20 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, featuring Corrina Paulding of McEwen Auction Company in Oswego, as well as a bake sale and the Elks famous chicken barbecue.
The themed baskets will be a welcome addition to the extensive list of items that will be up for bid, including: Wonderworks at Destiny USA, gift cards to area retailers and restaurants, tickets to area attractions and events, gift certificates for spa treatments, hotel getaways, automotive services, jewelry and beauty products and 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 grand prize of either a five-night Disney World vacation for a family of four or a $1,500 VISA gift card, winner’s choice; a second prize of an Apple iPad mini; and a third prize of either a $250 gas or grocery card, winner’s choice.
A limited number of tickets will available these prize drawings.
“Tickets for the prizing drawing as well as pre-sale tickets for the barbecue ($8) are available at the school office, 400 E. Albany St. in Oswego,” added Bakos.
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 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 Sue Bakos at 315-342-6939.