Oceanside CA– The Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation held its first ever, inclusive, fundraiser “Spring Fest” on Sunday with more than 70 people in attendance. The fundraiser benefits OCAF as an entire organization instead of its particular projects as it had been traditionally done over the years.
Entertainment was provided by Alan Land as well as the Oceanside High School Jazz band led by Mark Phelps. Champagne, hors d’oeuvres, and a collection of coffees were paired with a special selection of chocolates prepared by Johna Nilson, owner of So Rich!!! Chocolates.
Scholarships were awarded to several students at the event.
Co-Winners of the Carolyn Mickelson Outstanding Merit Award were; Celeste Butler and Sarah McEuan. Celeste is graduating from El Camino High School a year early and has been accepted at the Thornton School of Music at USC. Sarah is a senior at Rancho Buena Vista High School and will be attending BYU.
Martin Ortiz, a senior at El Camino High School and Hannah Phelps a senior at Rancho Buena Vista also received scholarships at the event. Martin will be going to NYU in the Fall and Hannah is bound for Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.
Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation is celebrating its 25th year and has given out several thousand dollars in scholarships to talented, deserving school North County San Diego, students through Oceanside Days of Arts and Oceanside Music Fest.