On August 6, families stopping by the farmers’ market (West First Street, south of Bridge Street) from 4:30 to 8 p.m. will have an opportunity to talk with folks about a type of wellness we sometimes don’t think about. The Early Recognition Screening Program provides free mental health screenings for children under the age of 20.
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Golfers in the 18th Annual St. Luke-Francis Boyce Memorial Charity Tournament will take aim at a $20,000 hole-in-one contest thanks to The House Works in Fulton. The event tees off with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on August 8 at Battle Island State Park in Fulton.
Church in Oswego will hold its annual Polish Festival August 9 on the church grounds at 140 Niagara St. from noon until 7 p.m. Volunteers have been busy preparing the Polish foods.
Beat the heat this August at the Amboy 4-H Environmental Education Center with two public programs that they will be presenting. On August 11 at 10 a.m., kids of all ages are invited to enjoy a “wet and wild” summer morning adventure with naturalist Pat Carney. Then, on August 16 at 2 p.m., come for a walk through the cool woodlands and wetlands of the center to explore the world of salamanders.
The Oswego County 4-H Program has an enormous stockpile of items, and like last year, everything is priced to sell, with many great deals to be found. All fabric is being sold by the piece at just $2 a yard. The sale’s proceeds benefit the local 4-H program.
The Oswego County Legislature proclaimed July 26 as Americans with Disabilities Awareness Day to promote education about advocacy, resources and services available to county residents. The Legislature’s Human Services Committee presented the certificate to members of Oswego ARISE.
Oswego County natives and long-time National Anthem singers Chuck and Betsy Copps are in the running to take their star-spangled duet to the New York State Fair this year. “We have entered the New York State Fair’s ‘Star Spangled Challenge’ contest,” Chuck said.
The public is cordially invited to the 36th annual airshow on September 6 at the STARS Field in Phoenix. Food and fun for the entire family, 50/50 raffle and swap shop, too.
In February, the County of Oswego Council on Alcoholism and Addictions received funding from the New York Council on Problem Gambling to participate in the YOU(th) Decide project to work to prevent underage gambling in Oswego County.
Recently, members of the Fulton Public Library Capital Campaign committee met at Mimi’s Drive-In to discuss plans for their upcoming chicken barbeque on August 30 at Bull Head Point in Fulton. Committee members are working to raise money to give the Fulton Public Library a much needed facelift.