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OMS Art Students Recreate Art Classic In Unique Place

OSWEGO, NY – An Oswego Middle School classroom has become a work of art.

Walk into the majority of school classrooms and you will see the institutional white drop ceilings.

However, Oswego Middle School teacher Suzanne Fox wanted something more for the students who reside daily in her classroom.

The result was nothing sort of spectacular.

Oswego Middle School eighth graders helped create a unique ceiling painting recently. Among those that assisted are (front row) Tyler Courtney, Rana Al-Salameh, Mason McGann, Josh Bucher and Mariell Schickling. In the middle row are Alexis Sheridan, Rebecca Victory, Kaitlin Ballard and Braeden Livesey. In back are Jacob Lofthouse, Michael Favata, Collin Ballou, Austin Levine, Meghan Anderson, Lauren Wallace and Eddie Sheridan.

Oswego Middle School eighth graders helped create a unique ceiling painting recently. Among those that assisted are (front row) Tyler Courtney, Rana Al-Salameh, Mason McGann, Josh Bucher and Mariell Schickling. In the middle row are Alexis Sheridan, Rebecca Victory, Kaitlin Ballard and Braeden Livesey. In back are Jacob Lofthouse, Michael Favata, Collin Ballou, Austin Levine, Meghan Anderson, Lauren Wallace and Eddie Sheridan.

She wanted to bring a little life to the classroom atmosphere and talked to art teacher Erin Platten.

Fox said, “I had seen the work of Mrs. Plattens’ students in another teacher’s classroom. I approached her about an entire ceiling mural for my classroom. We worked out the plan to create Monet’s ‘Waterlillies,’ which is my personal, all-time favorite painting.”

Continuing she said, “Slowly, as the tiles from my ceiling were removed as plain white blocks, they were replaced with a beautiful array of color. Students, at first, could not distinguish direct images, but as the mural progressed, it became not only recognizable, but a source of anticipation for them as to when the next section would be completed. Now, everyone who enters the room, both adult and student, immediately stops and is in awe of the beautiful and vibrant colors of our ceiling mural. Math and art are intertwined through the work of the OMS students.”

Platten discussed the project with her students and they were quite excited over the prospect of leaving this type of legacy at OMS.

Platten took a photo of Monet’s work.

She said, “I then sent it to our district printer Mike Brown who printed it and modified it so my students could commence the project. Each one of the students had to be focused and everyone had to work as a team. Cooperation was necessary so there were no duplications of tiles.”

The art teacher said, “Claude Monet noticed the village of Giverny while looking out a train window. He made up his mind to move there and rented a house and the area surrounding it. In 1890 he had enough money to buy the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint. Some of his most famous painting such as his water lily and Japanese bridge paintings were of his garden in Giverny. This was a very exciting piece to do. ”

The project started in early November and was completed by Thanksgiving break.

Throughout the effort, the students remained excited and focused.

Students in the four eighth grade art classes involved in the creation included Jonathan Wall, Kellie Gorman, Morgan Kosbob, Johnna Tombolillo, Mercedes Whiteside, McKenna Bahner, Michael Carpenter, Chris Chalifoux, Sage Dudley, Ben McCrobie, Matt Lewis,  Karl Mosbo, Josh Talamo, Anne Burkett, Robert Schirm II, Kaira Benway, Travis Johnson, Tabitha Madison, Hannah Broadwell, Kaylee Baldwin, Dylan Coleman, Meghan Hourigan, Michael Middleton, Bill Russ, Cheyenne Sanchez, Devin Higgins, Andrew Hook, Tyler Coady, Adam Thompson, Ben Whelsky, Alyssa Laskevicz, Luke Levine, Edward Haynes, Brenna Riley, Liam Peterson, Zachary Gillard, Alexis Bivens, Erin Delaney, Mayraliz Lopez, Taylor Montgomery, Debby Moyett Jaime, Austin  Bachelor, Grace Gilbert, Jared Jaquin, Brianna McIntosh, Matt Rodgers, Andrew Osetek, Chris Barlow, Nick Hulbert, Cheyenne Winslow, Sydney Law, Tyler Courtney, Rana Al-Salameh, Mason McGann, Josh Bucher, Mariel Schickling, Alexis Sheridan, Rebecca Victory, Katelin Ballard, Braeden Livesey, Jacob Lofthouse, Michael Favata, Collin Ballou, Austin Levine, Meghan Anderson, Lauren Wallace and Eddie Sheridan.

Platten was dedicated to the project and after her students had completed their pieces she took it upon herself to install each and every tile.

She said, “For the three weeks I was here Friday night until 11 o’clock and back up at six  in the morning on Saturday to be back here to work some more. I really wanted to get this in place as it was a great effort by my students.”

Principal Bonnie Finnerty was excited over the successful completion of the project.

She said, “We are very excited to be able to showcase the many talents exhibited by OMS students. They have added value and beauty to our school. A special ‘thank you’ to Mrs. Platten’s and Mrs. Shannon’s art classes for your hard work and commitment to detail.”

Creativity has brought a completely different atmosphere to a classroom at the Oswego Middle School thanks to the efforts of art teacher Platten and her students.

Friday Night Super Cruise and ‘Party In The Pits’ Canceled – Practice Still On For Race Teams

OSWEGO, NY – The weekend weather forecast has claimed the first and hopefully only victim of the 2010 Budweiser Classic Weekend as the Syracuse Nationals Super Cruise and WSEN “Party in the Pits” has been canceled for Friday night.

With a 40% chance of rain during the afternoon hours which increase in percentages as the day moves on, the best decision is to not ask the owners of these classic vehicles to attempt the trip to Oswego.

Sine the eight Syracuse Nationals trophies are already in hand, the event will simply be added as a third Super Cruise night on the 2011 season on the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend.

The Friday portion of the 2010 Classic Weekend will still go off with a scheduled practice session from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The cancellation of the Super Cruise will allow practice to run past 4 p.m. if necessary because of weather. The plans are still in place to get all events run as scheduled throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, the “Ride with a Legend” 2-Seater Supermodified rides will begin at 9 in the morning with the pits opening for the racing program at noon. If weather affects the 2-Seater program, a likely scenario is that it would leapfrog to Monday as it cannot be added to the list of events on Sunday according to race director Chuck Handley.

If weather affects any of the three feature events on Saturday, it could lead to running a feature on Sunday morning and clearing out the track to get ready for the regular Sunday schedule which has a 2 p.m. start time this year.

Even with perfect weather in the forecast for Monday, it is not in the works right now to have any racing that day.

The plan is to run three feature events on Saturday and one on Sunday just as the fans and competitors are expecting.

Hopefully the Syracuse Nationals Super Cruise and WSEN “Party in the Pits” is the only casualty of the weather this weekend.

ForeSIGHT Golf Classic Raises More Than $16,000

BALDWINSVILLE, NY – The 13th Annual ForeSIGHT Golf Classic, held recently at Foxfire at Village Green in Baldwinsville, raised more than $16,000 for Aurora of CNY, Inc.

The event was held to raise awareness of the needs of people with vision and hearing loss.

“We would like to thank the golfers, donors, and volunteers who made this wonderful event possible. We’re grateful to the tournament’s major sponsors, Tom Rosa of Empire Vision Centers and Joe Power of the Outback Steakhouse on Erie Blvd. in Syracuse. Outback’s employees volunteered their time to provide a delicious dinner for the banquet. Special thanks go out to Jim Noble at Foxfire and Jody Pucello of Foxfire’s Pucello’s Restaurant for hosting our event,” said Debra Chaiken, Aurora’s executive director.

For more than 90 years, Aurora has been the only non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to serving people who are blind, visually impaired, deaf and hard of hearing in Central New York.

It is a United Way agency of Cayuga County, Oswego County and Central New York.

In 2008, through Aurora:

90 young people and adults received employment placement and training

59 people received assessment and instruction on how to use adaptive computer technology

390 people received low-vision examinations totaling 560 hours

646 people completed orientation and mobility training and learned skills that would help them manage in their homes and communities

606 people learned skills to manage in their homes, jobs and communities and completed orientation and mobility training to remain safe and independent

more than 873 people received social work services, information and advocacy to help them adjust to their vision or hearing loss.

Aurora of CNY is located at 518 James St. in Syracuse and can be reached at 422-7263 (TTD 422-9746).

The 14th Annual ForeSIGHT Golf Classic will be held Sept. 13, 2010.

Showers Did Little To Dampen Harborfest

</p>Freelance photographer David "Allie" Thompson shared this photo with Oswego County Today, showing both the spectacular fireworks and nature's own show of light and sound.  His website is http://www.thompsonsphotography.tk/

Freelance photographer David "Allie" Thompson shared this photo with Oswego County Today, showing both the spectacular fireworks and nature's own show of light and sound. His website is http://www.thompsonsphotography.tk/

OSWEGO, NY – Although it may have seemed at times this year’s Harborfest was being held in the harbor, organizers say the event was a big success.

“Everything is great!” said Samantha Pickreign, marketing and communications manager for the fest. “We had between 15,000 and 17,000 at Joan Jett’s concert Friday night. The weather was gorgeous, and we’re hoping it continues the rest of the weekend.”

Syl Albert, right, of Oswego, explains about his classic 1940 Packard

Syl Albert, right, of Oswego, explains about his classic 1940 Packard

“Attendance has been really good. The Joan Jett concert was packed; I’ve never seen so many people in that park for a concert. It was really deep; I’ve never seen it that deep,” agreed Kim Cloonan, president of the fest’s board.

Brittany, left, and Jessica Calasurdo chat in East Park Saturday as they wait out a rain shower.

Brittany, left, and Jessica Calasurdo chat in East Park Saturday as they wait out a rain shower.

Despite the Route 104 bridge being closed, transportation flowed smoothly back and forth across the river during the fest.

Matthew Oldenburg tries to keep his huge fried dough balanced.

Matthew Oldenburg tries to keep his huge fried dough balanced.

“A lot of people are taking the ferry and riding the trolleys. Getting from one side of the river to the other has been very smooth,” Cloonan said. “We’re doing good, despite the rain. The crowd has been enjoying everything and we’ve had no big problems. It’s been a good Harborfest.”

Jim Oldenburg said his family was caught in one of the showers Saturday afternoon.

Max sits and eyes Kristen Phillips' dish of sorbet. He was rewarded for his good behavior with his own dish of vanilla ice cream.

Max sits and eyes Kristen Phillips' dish of sorbet. He was rewarded for his good behavior with his own dish of vanilla ice cream.

“We just went from one store’s awning to the next,” he said. “It’s not that bad if you’re prepared.”

Legislature Chairman Barry Leemann agreed.

Jen Lee of Utica, a music major at SUNY Oswego, plays the violin along the Harbor Rail-Trail Walkway to lift the spirits of those walking in the rain.

Jen Lee of Utica, a music major at SUNY Oswego, plays the violin along the Harbor Rail-Trail Walkway to lift the spirits of those walking in the rain.

“The rain wasn’t that big of a problem,” he said. “It didn’t seem to be as crowded as usual. Getting around hasn’t been a problem, either. We’ve been walking. The water taxis are nice. That makes it easier for people to get to both sides of the river.”

“Last year, the one ferry handled 2,400 people. We beat that number at 4 p.m. Saturday,” Pickreign said.

Some people did complain about the rain, and the parks turning into mud.

However, when one person complained about the crowds Saturday night, someone nearby pointed out, “Hey man, it’s Harborfest fireworks night. It’s supposed to be crowded!”

A burst of white fireworks light up Oswego Harbor on Saturday night.

A burst of white fireworks light up Oswego Harbor on Saturday night.

No one complained about the fireworks.

“This is just great,” said Penny Schrader. “I love the fireworks at Harborfest. They’re the best. I live for this!”

Carlton Shippee of the Northeast Navy Showband checks out the motor of one of the classic Fords on display Sunday in Breitbeck Park. A little bit later, he was performing on the Lakeview Stage.

Carlton Shippee of the Northeast Navy Showband checks out the motor of one of the classic Fords on display Sunday in Breitbeck Park. A little bit later, he was performing on the Lakeview Stage.

On Sunday, Harborfest had a new “oldies” event in Breitbeck Park.

For the past couple years, the park has been home to the B-Jam Country Music Concert on the final day of the festival. This year, there was a more nostalgic sound.

WSEN 92.1 FM and WFBL 1390 AM partnered with Harborfest to provide an opportunity for classic car enthusiasts to proudly show their cars or admire other enthusiasts’ timeless treasures.

About two dozen classic car owners showed off their vehicles. There was something for everyone to enjoy from classic Fords to Chargers, GTOs, Firebirds and more.

Rachel Edwards, left, and Lexi Gillard prepare to serve more NY Bold Onions to hungry customer at the Buccaneer Boosters' stand.

Rachel Edwards, left, and Lexi Gillard prepare to serve more NY Bold Onions to hungry customer at the Buccaneer Boosters' stand.

Syl Albert of East River Road had his 1940 Packard on blocks for 30 years.

After he retired he “got back at it” and restored the vehicle.

“I bought it in 1970. For the first 30 years I had it, I just maintained the car on blocks. I never got it ‘road ready’ as they say. About six or seven years ago, I said, ‘I got to get that car on the road.’”

The car has 52,000 miles on it.

Oswego's Elizabeth Enwright smiles after enjoying some fried dough with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

Oswego's Elizabeth Enwright smiles after enjoying some fried dough with powdered sugar and cinnamon.

It’s a top model Packard with a standard shift on the column, not on the floor.

There were six-cylinder and 8-cylinder models, he noted.

“The top of the line was Super 8. It has a long wheel base, all original. It has the original heater and radio. The backseat interior is wool, the other side of it is leather.

The vehicle cost $2,220 in 1940, a lot more than some of the other companies’ cars.

“It was expensive, but it was the top of the line car,” Albert said.

Many people rode the trolley to get around the festival. Another transportation option was the water taxis.

Many people rode the trolley to get around the festival. Another transportation option was the water taxis.

Dick Thomas’ 1960 Thunderbird was all basically original, he said.

“It was repainted about 14 years ago. I had a dent in the door I had taken out three weeks ago. It took over a week and a half to get the paint matched,” he explained. “There are eight different colors in that green, in the base coat.”

Some people would go across the country searching for a classic vehicle. The Syracuse resident said he had only to go to the next street.

Former festival directors, Steve Fulton, left, and Mike Redding, admire one of the classic cars Sunday.

Former festival directors, Steve Fulton, left, and Mike Redding, admire one of the classic cars Sunday.

The car was owned by a woman his son used to cut grass for years ago.

His son bought the car a few years later, with some financial aid from his father. However, he doesn’t get to drive it that often anymore. So he turned it over to his father with one stipulation.

Larry Rapshaw was one of the many vendors selling trinkets at Harborfest.

Larry Rapshaw was one of the many vendors selling trinkets at Harborfest.

“He said, ‘just let me drive it now and then.’ So I got my investment back and the car,” Thomas said. “It’s worth about $45,000.”

Mike Redding and Steve Fulton, two former directors of Harborfest were volunteering at this year’s fest.

Fulton was the director from 1994-98 and Redding just recently stepped down after overseeing the fest from 2000 until earlier this spring.

“It’s been a good festival,” Redding said. “The music was great. The fireworks were wonderful, again.”

“We started planning this fest months ago, with an eye toward the transportation issue with the bridge being out,” Fulton said. “It appears things are going well.”

2008 Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic To Be Held Aug. 2, 3 and 4

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OSWEGO, NY – Organizing committee members are busy finalizing plans for this year’s Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic to be held Aug. 2, 3 and 4.

A new 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic is slated for Aug. 2 and 3 at the Campus Center Ice Arena at SUNY Oswego, and the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf Classic will tee off on Aug. 4 at the Oswego Country Club.

Oswego native and NHL player Erik Cole unveils the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation logo at last year’s benefit golf tournament.The Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation was established in 2007 by Oswego native, NHL hockey player, Stanley Cup Champion, and U.S. Olympian Erik Cole.

The non-profit organization was created to support youth hockey programs, as well as children who are suffering from cancer and other diseases.

“We’re very excited about bringing golf and hockey together as part of our inaugural Dream Big Foundation event,” said Cole. “We’ve had tremendous response over the past two years with our golf benefits for the Oswego Public Library and Oswego Minor Hockey Association, and we hope to receive the same level of participation and enthusiasm for this year’s golf and hockey events.”

“We’re truly grateful to the greater Oswego community for its continued support, and our event sponsors Pathfinder Bank, Nike/Bauer, and AT&T for their support and assistance in expanding the program to include the hockey tournament,” he added.

The 3-on-3 Youth Hockey Classic, presented by Nike/Bauer, and supported in part by the Oswego Blue Line Club and Oswego Minor Hockey Association, is a USA Hockey sanctioned event, and will be limited to 4 teams in each of the Squirt, Pee Wee, and Bantam divisions.

Each team will play 2 games on Saturday and 2 games on Sunday. A detailed game schedule will be distributed as the teams are finalized.

Each game will consist of two 16-minute time periods, and teams shall be composed of six (6) skaters, one (1) goalie, and up to two (2) coaches.

Complete tournament rules can be provided upon request by contacting (315) 447-COLE (2653) or emailing register@ecdreambig.com

The cost for the event is $40/per player.

All participants will receive team jerseys provided by Nike/Bauer.

The games are free for all spectators to enjoy.

Corporate team sponsorships are available for $500/per team and includes player entries, advertising of sponsor name on jersey, a tee/green sign at the golf event, 2 tickets to the dinner after golf, plus mention in all hockey-related press releases.

“The Campus Center Ice Arena on the SUNY Oswego Campus will provide a great setting for our area hockey players to enjoy the foundation’s newest event,” Cole said. “I still remember playing in tournaments like this when I was younger, and am very excited that we could do this for our area’s next generation of players.”

According to event organizer Kevin Caraccioli, this year’s golf tournament, sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, will showcase Cole, as well as other NHL players, national and regional media, and local celebrities.

Celebrities committed thus far include: Kevyn Adams, center for Chicago Blackhawks and former Hurricane teammate/Stanley Cup champion; and John Forslund, Carolina Hurricanes play-by-play television announcer who also works regularly for the NHL on Versus during the playoffs.

The event will be a four-person captain-n-crew format. The cost is $1,000 per team, and individuals can participate for $150. Tee and green sponsorship signs are available for $300.

Team fees include 18 holes of golf at the Oswego Country Club, golf cart, lunch, cocktail party, dinner, tee and green signage and a gift bag.

Individual fees include everything but the tee and green signage.

Tickets for the cocktail party and dinner can be purchased separately for $45 per person.

Breakfast, registration and goodie bag pickup, as well as use of the Oswego Country Club driving range and putting green will be available from 9-11 a.m.

Team photos and celebrity introductions will be held at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. shotgun start.

Cocktails and a silent auction begin at 5 p.m., followed by dinner, an awards presentation, and live auction starting at 6 p.m.

AT&T has agreed to sponsor this year’s dinner for the event, and the Oswego Sub Shop has agreed to provide lunch at the turn for the third straight year.

According to Caraccioli, as in years past, there will also be a variety of on course activities, including a hole-in-one contest, sponsored once again by Burritt Motors, as well as silent auction items and raffle prizes.

Erik’s former team, the Carolina Hurricanes, and new team, Edmonton Oilers, have figured heavily in this event, as well as the NHL, Nike/Bauer, AT&T, XM Radio and local supporters including Pathfinder Bank, the golf event sponsor.

“We’re really looking forward to a wonderful day of golf with Erik,” said Caraccioli. “We very much appreciate the local sponsorship support and volunteers who have stepped up to help with the tournament and its success.”

For more information or to request a registration form for the Erik Cole Dream Big Foundation Golf & Hockey Classic, call (315) 447-COLE (2653), or email register@ecdreambig.com

The field is limited to 36 teams so it is recommended to get registration forms in immediately.

United Way Golf Classic To Tee Off July 11

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FULTON, NY – Members of the United Way’s annual Golf Classic Committee are putting the finishing touches on the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 13th annual Golf Classic.

One of the most anticipated and largest golf tournaments in Oswego County, the 2008 United Way Golf Classic promises to be an exciting event that golf enthusiasts will not want to miss.

Lois Luber, resource development director with the United Way of Greater Oswego County accepts a golf bag from Uniforms Etc. in Fulton. The golf bag is one of the many prizes that will be available as part of a special ‘Olympic Raffle’ which will be held following the United Way’s annual Golf Classic. From left are: members of the Adecco golf team, Bill Grace and Don Unger; Luber, and John McGraw and Charles DiBartolo of Uniforms, Etc.Scheduled for July 11, the United Way Golf Classic will be held at the Greenview Country Club in West Monroe.

In addition to enjoying a full day of fun and golf, participants will have the opportunity to win some great prizes with the United Way’s ‘Olympic Raffle.’

“We have worked with local businesses to put together 10 fantastic prize packages ranging from a $500 Gift Certificate to attractions in the Niagara Falls area to local golf packages, a fishing charter outing courtesy of Port City Bassmasters and more.  With our raffle even those who aren’t good golfers can still have a chance to win a great prize,” said Lois Luber, resource development director with the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

Luber added that raffle tickets would be available at the Golf Classic.

While spots are filling fast, the United Way is still accepting registrations for teams and individuals interested in playing in the United Way’s Golf Classic.

Registration includes a continental breakfast, a classic golf shirt, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, lunch, beverages on the course, and a steak dinner buffet following the tournament.

There will be plenty of giveaways and prizes, with each golfer being eligible for, longest drive and closest to the pin prizes.

Interested golfers will also have the opportunity to sign up for the skins contest.

Entry fees are only $100 per person or $400 per team.

Businesses, or individuals interested in being part of the United Way 2008 Golf Classic can sponsor a hole for only $100.

“It’s a great way to promote your business and help support the 38 programs throughout Oswego County that the United Way serves,” said Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County. “Thanks to the commitment we have received from our major sponsors Novelis, Constellation Energy, Entergy, National Grid and Oswego County Federal Credit Union, I anticipate that the 2008 Golf Classic will be our best ever!”

For more information on becoming a hole sponsor, or to register for the 2008 United Way Golf Classic, contact Mary Tetro at 593-1900, or via e-mail at maryunitedway@alltel.net

Companies Lend Support To The United Way Annual Golf Classic

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FULTON, NY – Excitement continues to build for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 13th Annual Golf Classic.

Constellation Energy Group, Entergy Nuclear, National Grid, Novelis Corporation, and the Oswego County Federal Credit Union have all signed on as major sponsors for this year’s event.

Constellation, Entergy Nuclear, National Grid, Novelis, and the Oswego County Federal Credit Union, have offered their support to the United Way as major sponsors for the 2008 Golf Classic. From left are: Bill Carhart of the Oswego County Federal Credit Union; John Mosher and Dave Lloyd of Novelis; Mike Rose of Entergy Nuclear; Maria Hudson of Constellation Energy; and Lois Luber of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.“We are thrilled to have the support of these fine companies,” said Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County.  “Their participation will ensure that this year’s Golf Classic will be the best ever.”

Recognized as leaders in business these companies are pleased to be helping the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

“Entergy is a proud to once again partner with the United Way and be a part of the 2008 Golf Classic,” said Mike Rose of Entergy.  “It is an honor for Entergy to have a role in raising funds for the United Way by supporting such a fun event as their annual Golf Classic.  It’s rewarding to know that the contributions to the United Way’s Annual Golf Classic will be used to support the many local human services programs that make our community a better place to live.”

Maria Hudson, communications consultant, Constellation Energy’s Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station said that Constellation Energy is also happy to be involved with the event.

“Constellation Energy is proud to be a major sponsor of United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Golf Classic,” she said.  “Constellation Energy fully supports the United Way’s efforts to create meaningful changes in people’s lives and to build stronger communities.”

Bill Carhart, CEO of the Oswego County Federal Credit Union, also cited the efforts of the United Way as the reason for lending support to the agency’s Annual Golf Classic.

“The Credit Union recognizes the vital work and contributions that the United Way makes in Oswego County,” he said. “We felt compelled to support their goals and efforts by supporting their Annual Golf Classic.”

Scheduled for July 11 at the Greenview Country Club in West Monroe, The United Way Golf Classic is one of the largest golf tournaments in Oswego County and provides businesses and individuals with the opportunity to enjoy a fun day of golf and while helping to support their United Way.

“We are very grateful that Constellation Energy Group, Entergy Nuclear, National Grid, Novelis Corporation and the Oswego County Federal Credit Union have decided to take such an active role in this year’s Golf Classic. Their continued support of the United Way demonstrates their care and concern for their community and for the many people who depend on the programs that the United Way supports,” said Trexler.

Registration fee the United Way’s Golf Classic is only $100 per person and includes all green fees, golf cart, a United Way golf shirt, continental breakfast, lunch, beverages on the course, and a steak dinner following the tournament.

Thanks to strong community support more than 25 teams have already registered for the tournament and spots are filling fast.

For more information on the 2008 United Way Golf Classic, or to register, contact Mary Tetro at 593-1900, or maryunitedway@alltel.net

Radio Personality Perry Noun To Appear At United Way Golf Classic

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FULTON, NY – Melanie Trexler, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, has announced that popular radio personality Perry Noun will be a special guest at this year’s annual United Way Golf Classic.

Noun, host of the popular “Tee Time with the Pro-Noun” radio show will be golfing in the event as well as serving as master of ceremonies Radio personality Perry Noun of Sports Radio 620 WHEN meets with members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s golf committee to discuss details of the annual golf classic. From left are: Bill Crist of the Oswego City School District, Connie Smith, Noun, and Mike Rose of Entergy Nuclear.and announcing the winners of the tournament as well as the winners of the United Way’s “Olympic Raffle” at the awards banquet immediately following the tournament.

“Tee Time with the Pro-Noun” is aired Saturday mornings on Sports Radio 620 WHEN.

The show offers listeners an entertaining and informative golf show that focuses on golf issues, golf personalities, golf fitness, and the rapid changes in golf technology.

The fast-paced show features knowledgeable guests, interviews with PGA and LPGA professionals, and information on both national and regional golf tournaments.

A former executive director of the Northeastern NY PGA and an avid competitive amateur golfer, Noun has won more than 60 amateur golf tournaments (individual and team) and was the 2005 NYS Super Senior Amateur Champion.

“We are pleased to have Mr. Noun back for our golf classic, said Trexler.  “His entertaining personality and knowledge of the game of golf was a welcome addition to last year’s awards banquet.”

Scheduled for July 11, the United Way Golf Classic, one of the most anticipated and largest golf tournaments in Oswego County, will be held at the Greenview Country Club in West Monroe.

Registration fee is only $100 per person and includes a continental breakfast, a classic golf shirt, golf cart, 18 holes of golf, lunch, beverages on the course, and a steak dinner buffet following the tournament.

There will be plenty of giveaways and prizes, with each golfer being eligible for, longest drive and closest to the pin prizes.

Interested golfers will also have the opportunity to sign up for the skins contest.

Entry fees are only $100 per person or $400 per team.

Businesses, or individuals interested in being part of the United Way 2008 Golf Classic can sponsor a hole for only $100.

“It’s a great way to promote your business and help support the 38 programs throughout Oswego County that the United Way serves,” said Trexler. “Thanks to the commitment we have received from our major sponsors; Novelis, Constellation Energy, Entergy, National Grid and Oswego County Federal Credit Union, I anticipate that the 2008 Golf Classic will be our best ever!”

For more information on becoming a hole sponsor, or to register for the 2008 United Way Golf Classic, contact Mary Tetro at 593-1900, or maryunitedway@alltel.net

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