Oasis High launches new fundraiser
The Class of 2017 at Oasis High School wanted to create a new tradition for the school that will become a legacy project that will last beyond their own graduation.
Seniors in the English Honors class of Jeff Rehm came up with the idea of raising funds for a scholarship to go to a deserving Oasis student and a donation to another charity.
“Fifty percent of what we raise goes to charity and 50 percent goes to the scholarship,” said senior George Cabal, who is among the class project organizers. “We want the next senior class to keep it going and make it a tradition. We’ve been working on this since mid-March.”
The idea morphed into a large flea market to be held 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 6, on the campus of Oasis High School.
Plans are to offer a car wash, a variety of food and beverages, vendors selling gently used T-shirts and other items with some value remaining, like glass and art objects, appliances, knick-knacks and more.
Cabal and other students have been busy contacting local businesses and stores for donations for the silent auction. Silent auction bidding will be for prizes valued up to $1,000.
“We should raise significant funds through the silent auction,” Cabal said. “We have no set goal of what we expect to raise, just as much as we can.”
A kids’ area will offer activities like games, bounce house, water balloons and face painting. Entertainment and performances on stage by charter school students and perhaps a local band are still being organized.
“We follow project based learning in our school,” said outgoing Oasis High principal Shannon Treece. “We try to expose the students to real world experiences rather than just book learning. The students involved still must meet our writing and reading standards.”
Vendors interested in setting up a booth to sell their wares can acquire a 10-by-10 foot space for $40.
For more information call the school at 239-541-1167.