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2022 Gatsby Gala Auction – Ways to help or get involved

OLA’s annual auction is our school’s largest fundraiser and we depend on the generosity of our families and local businesses to help us make this a successful event. Here are ways that you can help!

Auction Reservations:

Gather a group of friends and/or family and come ready to enjoy a lovely evening! Tables are set for 10 people, and reservations are on a first come first-reserved basis. To make reservations, buy your bar tickets, or to donate to the event please visit the OLA Gatsby Gala website at OLAgatsbygala.givesmart.com.

If you have any questions regarding reservations, please email Michele Witry auctionreservations@hotmail.com

Donations

Donations of any type are welcome for the silent and live auction portion of the event: Sporting event tickets, electronics, professional services, gift cards for local restaurants and businesses, vacation homes, airline and hotel points, theme gift baskets, even cash that can be used to purchase a special item for the silent auction. All items can be dropped off at the school office.

Silent Auction

The party will commence during the cocktail reception hour with our beloved Silent Auction. In the Silent Auction you will find everything from specialty baskets to fun, unique and affordable items. To ensure a successful Silent Auction, our solicitation team has been busy asking local businesses to donate items, but we also need the help of our OLA community. We hope you will consider supporting the event by making a donation. Below are some items we are looking for:

Do you have a special connection to a business that would be willing to make a donation? If so, please contact our solicitation chairs: Johann Rubia-Miller and

Kristen McQuary at jrubiamiller@gmail.com or Kristen_peeler@yahoo.com to help you through the process.

Live Auction

The highlight of the evening is always our Live Auction!! Steve Buzzard will be at the helm this year as our Gatsby Gala Auctioneer. This will be your opportunity to bid on exciting and exclusive items with your bid paddles. If you have a unique piece that could be part of our Live Auction, please contact our Live Auction Chair Kristy Wood at kristywood@me.com.
Here are some of the items we are looking for:

Pick-a-Party

Did you know that a fun way to support the school AND to keep the auction exciting is to host a Pick-A-Party party? By putting together a party or signing-up to attend, you help the children and the school fundraise all the while giving yourself a great event to attend! Of course, this traditional and successful “Pick Your Party” offering would not exist without the help of our OLA families. Grab a group of friends and families and consider hosting a “Pick-A-Party” event. Here are a few ideas and guidelines to get you started:

Sponsorship

Did you know that you can get advertising for your business and help support our school at the same time? Sponsorship opportunities are available at many levels, and include advertising at the Auction, Country Fair, and the Cougar Classic Golf Tournament. For more details on sponsorship levels, please click here:

2021 Sponsorship Packages

Additional Information

Auction related questions, comments, and suggestions: Please reach out to the Auction Chairs Tralee Morris at tralee_morris@yahoo.com or Sarah Ownbey at sldean319@yahoo.com.