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Students Add Themed Baskets To Oswego Community Christian School Auction

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

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. From left are Hannah, Shelbie, Jacob and Logan.
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. From left are Hannah, Shelbie, Jacob and Logan.

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.

Tonia McDonald, 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 McDonald.

Themes for the baskets include: Camping, Disney, Birthday, Cooking Out and About in Oswego.

Oswego Christian Community School’s auction will be held April 25, from 1 – 4 p.m. at 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 featuring auctioneer Jim Deacons from Cross Roads Auctions from 2:30 – 4 p.m.

The themed baskets will be a welcome addition to the extensive list of items that will be up for bid, including; 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.

The 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.

McDonald said that tickets for the prizing drawing as well as pre-sale tickets for the chicken BBQ ($11) are available at the school office, 400 E. Albany St.

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 Oswego Community Christian School’s auction, or to donate an item, call the school at 315-342-9322 or McDonald at 315-532-4624.