We are very excited about OFE’s annual adults only fundraiser, #OFESTRONG Virtual Auction, supporting Oak Forest Elementary School PTA. Your attendance and support mean the world to us and we can’t wait to work along with you to raise money for our kids!
A few important pieces of information as we lead up to the event:
⇒ SAVE THE DATE! #OFESTRONG Virtual Auction is Friday, March 26, 2021. The live stream for the event will begin at 8pm. It is time to plan your auction pod.
⇒ REGISTER YOUR CREDIT CARD! -Now is the time to register your credit card at the link below! This will allow you to bid on silent auction items via your cell phone. Once registered, you will receive two text messages with bidding instructions. Please read the FAQ (attached) for information regarding the bidding system.
⇒ BANNERS ON PARADE! Remember the banners you purchased as part of the Auction for teachers, administrators, and staff? Visit OFE beginning Monday, March 22 to see all the appreciation that is being showered on them. Banners will be hung on the fences on Sunday, March 21. If you are interested in helping, click HERE to sign up!
⇒ SILENT AUCTION OPENS, Wednesday, March 24 at noon. For an even earlier preview, be sure to check out our Instagram page @ofeauction as we are posting items daily!
⇒ AUCTION PREVIEW EVENT! Kona Ice and Music!! Wednesday, March 24th 4pm-6pm
- Come see auction items live and in person! We will preview some of the class baskets and donations from area businesses.
- Music & Snowcones! There will be live music from our Fun Run company, Boosterthon, as well as Kona Ice . A portion of the proceeds from all Kona Ice
purchases will come back to the OFE PTA!
- Pick up you sponsor swag! If you purchased #OFESTRONG sponsor packages with swag (order here by March 23rd), pick up at this event!
⇨ YOU NEED TO EAT…AND…DRINK! Your auction committee has partnered with local restaurants to put together some appetizing dinners for auction night. Check out the attached PDF to see what Tony’s Mexican Restaurant, Millie’s Kitchen & Cocktails and The Union Kitchen have in store for you. Purchase a package for your auction pod and a percentage of your purchase will come back to the OFE PTA.
⇨ LIVE AUCTION! Friday, March 26th @ 8:00-9:00 PM
- LIVE Auction includes vacation homes, VIP Parking for a year, Name that Gate, the ever so popular Fly your Alma Mater ﬂag and many more! This will go fast and
furious, don’t be late!
- Silent Auction closes at 10:30 pm
- Don’t forget to take pictures and post!! #OFESTRONG
⇨ AUCTION WINNING PICK UP: Saturday, March 27 from 9am-noon See Living Tree auction post for pick up location details. Mark your calendar now to collect your goodies!
Timeline of Events:
March 21 @ 2-4pm Virtual student Spirit Week Bag pickup; Volunteer to help with
#OFESTRONG banners hanging on the fences around OFE
March 22 Green & White Spirit Day
March 23 Neon Super Star Spirit Day
March 24 Patriotic Spirit Day
March 24 @Noon Silent Auction Opens for bidding
March 24 @ 4-6pm Silent Auction Item Preview at OFE complete with music & Kona Ice!
March 24 @ 4-6pm #OFESTRONG Sponsorship Swag Pick Up.
March 25 Hero Spirit Day
March 26 #OFESTRONG Bobcat Pride Spirit Day
March 26 @ 8-9pm Virtual Auction Live Stream & Live Auction
March 26 @ 10:30pm Silent Auction Bidding ends.
March 27 @9am-12pm Pick up of winnings at 1343 Wakeﬁeld. Get excited for an amazing event to beneﬁt our kids!
Your 2021 Auction Committee,
Kara D’Agostino, Zuylen Handler and Theresa Velasquez