Garage sale to raise funds for scholarships

Garage SaleA large flat screen TV will be among the items for sale at the Faculty Association garage sale which will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7, in College Union 1.

The garage sale will raise funds for student scholarships, said librarian and committee co-chair Ann Raia.

“There’s going to be a little bit of everything from houseware items, to books, kids toys, sunglasses, and electronics,” Raia said.

Set priced items include paperback books at $1, hardback books at $2, children’s clothing at $1, and adult clothes at $2, Raia said. Coats and jackets are priced at $5.

Cash, check, and all credit cards are accepted as payment options, Raia said. There are no additional fees for credit card payments.

Anyone interested in donating items for the garage sale can drop them off during setup hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., on Tuesday, April 5, in College Union 1.

Simultaneously, the “Be a Scholarship Superhero” silent auction will take place and those items will be displayed in OCCC’s Bookstore windows, said Tricia Sweany, librarian and association co-chair.

Bid sheets will be available outside the bookstore windows.

Sweany said the auction offers various baskets filled with items donated by the different divisions across campus.

Campus Police donated a survivalist basket which includes two different types of lifestraws, a filter designed to remove waterborne bacteria and parasites from water for drinking, a weather radio, and more, Sweany said. The “Every Woman is a Wonder Woman,” basket has facial and massage gift cards, lotions, and jewelry.

A tornado readiness basket will also be up for auction, Sweany said. The basket was donated by the Health Professions division.

Winners of the silent auction will be announced no later than Friday, April 8, Sweany said.

High bidders do not need to be present to win.

Cash, check or credit card payment is due at the time of pick up.

All proceeds raised from the garage sale and silent auction will be used to fund Faculty Association student scholarships, Sweany said.

“In mid to late April we will begin soliciting faculty for nominees,” Raia said. Because this is a faculty nominated scholarship, Students who wish to be nominated must have a faculty member who is willing to put their name forward.

Scholarships will be awarded to students before the end of the spring semester.

For more information about the fundraisers, contact co-chairs Tricia Sweany at 405-682-1611, ext. 7416, or Ann Raia at 405-682-1611, ext. 7468.


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