WRANGLERS AND OUTREACH: Owasso Community Resources will hold their Annual Spring Benefit in March. Volunteers are busy planning the event, which will help to raise funds for community projects. From left, Michelle Stang, Tammy Laakso and Executive Director Nadia Guevara.
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Owasso Community Resources held their Annual Spring Benefit March 27 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Bailey Education Foundation Auditorium at Bailey Medical Center. This semi-formal fundraising event featured their customary silent and live auctions together with a formal seated dinner. A target of $50,000 is set for the benefit this year. All proceeds of the auction will go to support the programs serving the most disadvantaged families and individuals of our Owasso and Collinsville communities.
This year’s event was a Western Affair and all guests were encouraged to “Cowboy Up” as they support the programs they offer in the community. The evening began at 6 p.m. with a reception, hors d’oerves and silent auction items in the Bistro. At 7 p.m. a formal seated dinner began in the auditorium.
To cap off the evening a live auction was held. Prior to the event, Auction Committee Chair Tammy Laakso described the opportunity. “We are very excited about the items we have already received and expect more things to be donated in the next few weeks. All of the auction items are donations from Owasso and Collinsville businesses and individuals who support Owasso Community Resources and what they do for the local residents.”
Attendance or donations helped Owasso Community Resources obtain the funds to support its programs such as emergency utility assistance, a food pantry, Back to School Supplies program for Owasso students, Angel Scholarship Activities Program, counseling for adults and children who are victims of domestic violence, Thanksgiving Baskets and the Christmas Giving Tree. In short, support will help strengthen the community and support its mission of “Investing in our Community…One Life at a Time!”
For more information, visit www.owassohelps.org/InvestInALife.