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Oswego County Federal Credit Union Sponsor ‘Movies In The Park’, Disney’s ‘Frozen’ June 18

Oswego County Federal Credit Union, in cooperation with the Oswego Youth Bureau, will be sponsoring free open air Movies in the Park at 7 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through August, said Bill Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

William Carhart (left), Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) CEO and Harrison Greeney, OCFCU board chair, ice down free water at last year’s Movies In The Park. Movies In The Park will be held at 7:00 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through Aug.

William Carhart (left), Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) CEO and Harrison Greeney, OCFCU board chair, ice down free water at last year’s Movies In The Park. Movies In The Park will be held at 7:00 p.m. in East Park on the third Wednesday of each month from June through Aug.

“Our first movie on June 18 is ‘Frozen’ (PG),” Carhart said. “Followed by Despicable Me 2 (PG) on July 16, and The Lego Movie (PG) on Aug. 20.”

In addition to the movie, the OYB and Oswego Kiwanis club will be sponsoring entertainment and arts and crafts. There will be free popcorn, the Oswego Bookmobile, and the Oswego County Sheriff’s Department, will be on-hand with identity kits for kids.

“Plus kids can play Wii games on a 55-foot screen before the movie. There will also be face painters sponsored by Galloway Century 21. The movie will be shown by CNY and Syracuse FunFlicks.”

The Oswego Bookmobile will again be on-hand for 2014 Movies in the Park. Here moviegoers prepare for a July 2013 show.

The Oswego Bookmobile will again be on-hand for 2014 Movies in the Park. Here moviegoers prepare for a July 2013 show.

“We are delighted to bring this family entertainment to our community as part of the fun activities available here in the summer months,” said Carhart.
OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in Jan. 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.
Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 9,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822. The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. Further information on the credit union can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Now Offers Credit Union Auto Club

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is offering members a new credit union auto club that is similar to AAA, but available at lower rates, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.

“OCFCU’s auto club provides unparalleled service and unprecedented value in roadside assistance,”Carhart said. “It covers anything from being locked out of your vehicle to needing a tow truck.” Professional customer service teams are available twenty-four hours seven days a week to assist members. OCU logo Hor green_555

“Each plan is priced for a 12-month period with an automatic renewal option, Carhart said. OCFCU’s Auto Club offers members significantly lower rates than AAA on individual and family plans.”

The Auto Club is able to offer an annual individual plan for $47, while AAA charges $51, Carhart said. For family plans, OCFCU Auto Club allows you to save up to $90 compared to AAA’s plan prices. “There is no sign up fee for Credit Union Auto Club so join the club and start saving money on your peace of mind today!”

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.org.

 

Oswego County Federal Credit Union Wins Credit Union Association of NY Award

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU) was selected as the second place winner of the Credit Union Association of New York’s (CUANY) 2014 Dora Maxwell Social Responsibility Community Service Award for credit unions with $50-100 million in assets, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO. The award will be presented at the CUANY Governmental Affairs Conference, April 29 in Albany.OCU logo Hor green_555

“All our employees and board are delighted to be recognized by this award,” Carhart said. Community involvement and community service are among our highest goals at OCFCU and it’s really special to have our efforts recognized by our peers.”

According to CUANY’s web site, the Dora Maxwell award honors credit unions that have successfully participated in or led community activities. It recognizes credit union efforts to strengthen local institutions and materially improve the lives of non-member through community outreach program other than personal finance education.

Among OCFCU’s community involvement was: their sponsorship of free Movies In the Park in Oswego; the Jazz and Blues Park at Oswego’s Harborfest; Christmas in Mexico; the 5k Run For Dennis supporting bladder cancer research; bicycle safety at Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station’s annual Safety, Health and Wellness Fair; the CNY Pumpkinfest;  and Oswego County Make-A-Wish. The Credit Union has also help support numerous fundraisers and other community events.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

‘Run for Dennis’ Raises $10,000 For Bladder Cancer Research

“Over $10,000 was raised by more than 450 participants in the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held on March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer,” it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.

“Over $10,000 was raised by more than 450 participants in the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held on March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer,” it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.“The event was a tremendous success and a wonderful day to remember my Dad,” Newson said. “We have raised a total of $36,000 over the past three years and have donated it to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, the Oncology unit at Oswego Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.” The 2015 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 14. For further information, contact Newson at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“Over $10,000 was raised by more than 450 participants in the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk, held on March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer,” it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.“The event was a tremendous success and a wonderful day to remember my Dad,” Newson said. “We have raised a total of $36,000 over the past three years and have donated it to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, the Oncology unit at Oswego Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester.” The 2015 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 14. For further information, contact Newson at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“The event was a tremendous success and a wonderful day to remember my Dad,” Newson said. “We have raised a total of $36,000 over the past three years and have donated it to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network, the Oncology unit at Oswego Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester. It’s another way we’re continuing my Dad’s fight to find a cure for bladder cancer and give comfort to families who are dealing with it.

This event would not have been possible without the generous and heartfelt support we received from so many individuals and sponsoring organizations.

We would like to thank all who supported us both financially and with donated services: Auyer Race Timing, Associated Dental Arts of Oswego, Azteca, Burke’s Home Center, C’s Farms, Cestaro Chiropractic, Chirello Advertising, Eagle Beverage, Entergy, Fitzgibbons Agency, Fleet Feet of Syracuse, Gibby’s Irish Pub, GU energy gel, Hibernians of Oswego, Integrative Healing Spa, Kinney Drug, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, National Honor Society Chapter of Oswego High School, Ontario Orchards, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Price chopper, Riverview Wellness, Road ID, Sugar-Scanlon Funeral Home, The Press Box, The sunset Group-Oswego Triathlon, Trinity Catholic School, I Heart Oswego, Wiltsie Construction, Oswego Lions club, Top Stitch, DJ Plus, RJ Caruso, The Beacon Hotel, Oswego Bagelry and Sandwich shop, Bosco and Geers, Harbor Eye Associates, Murdock’s sports, Port City Chiropractic, Warner Physical Therapy, Wegman’s, WSYR NewsChannel 9’s Bridge Street, Time Warner Cable News, Jim and Phyllis Allen, Chip and Karen Kio, Bob and Kristen Lenz, and James and Darlene Tynan.”

The 2015 Run For Dennis is tentatively scheduled for Sat. March 14. For further information, contact Newson at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

 

 

Oswego County FCU ‘Pod’ of Gold Winners Collect $4,313 In Prize Vault

Oswego County Federal Credit Union paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds.

“The best part, however, is that in the short two months that the program ran, we had more than 136 new members join the OCFCU family. During that time, anyone who referred a new member or any new members who joined were entered in a drawing to be among the ten winners.”

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds. From left: Aimee Johnson, OCFCU vice president, lending; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Jackie Terpening, Oswego; Mary Ellen Loura, Parish; Tina Mansfield, Oswego; Martin Meehan, Oswego; Tim Chawgo, Fulton; William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; and Donna Holbrook, Parish.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union paid out $4,313 to winners of its recent member referral program, said William Carhart, CEO. “Five new referred members and five referring members each had 30 seconds in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win their portion of $2,500 in cash. One winner was able to grab over $600 in thirty seconds. From left: Aimee Johnson, OCFCU vice president, lending; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Jackie Terpening, Oswego; Mary Ellen Loura, Parish; Tina Mansfield, Oswego; Martin Meehan, Oswego; Tim Chawgo, Fulton; William Carhart, OCFCU CEO; and Donna Holbrook, Parish.

Current members who won were: Tim Chawgo, Fulton; Anthony Nearbin, Oswego; Amanda Fellows, Hannibal; and Tracy Lebeau and Chelsea Kaye, both from Oswego.

New members who won were: Donna Holbrook and Mary Ellen Loura, both from Parish; and Tina Mansfield, Jackie Terpening and Martin Meehan, all from Oswego.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Tina Mansfield of Oswego grabs her share of the $2,500 floating in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold on St. Patrick’s Day at the credit union’s Bridge St. office. The member referral program in which she participated has generated more than 136 new members, said William Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

Tina Mansfield of Oswego grabs her share of the $2,500 floating in the OCFCU ‘Pod’ of Gold on St. Patrick’s Day at the credit union’s Bridge St. office. The member referral program in which she participated has generated more than 136 new members, said William Carhart, OCFCU CEO.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.      . Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

 

More Than 250 Registered For March 15 ‘Run For Dennis’

More than 250 runners have registered for the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.

“There are less than three weeks before the race,” Newson said. “We strongly encourage anyone whose interested in walking or running the 5k to register as soon as possible.

“The first two years of the race raised more than $26,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research. And the need is even greater. There were 72,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in 2013. Bladder cancer is the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis, and no new treatments have been developed in the last 20 years due to lack of funding for research.

More than 250 runners have registered for the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco, above, (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

More than 250 runners have registered for the third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco, above, (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field (USATF) certified,” Proceeds from the race will benefit The Charles and Mary Haney Fund at Oswego Hospital (which assists cancer patients with medical expenses), Strong Memorial Hospital Urologic Oncology, Rochester, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups—including last place!

“Before learning he had cancer, Dennis was always quick to lend others a helping hand. We would like to honor his giving ways by helping to continue the fight against bladder cancer, the fourth most common type of cancer among men in the US.

“Throughout his three year fight, Dennis was very proactive in researching bladder cancer trials and treatment. He was adamant that more could be done to help eradicate this disease. We’re continuing his fight. On behalf of Dennis and my family, we’re asking folks to support this race to ensure that a cure can be found for bladder cancer, so that other families get to enjoy their loved ones for years to come. The wonderful response we had last year in runners and support was overwhelming and incredibly touching to my family and me.

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 21,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is

www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. “Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126. Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

Sponsors, to-date, are:  Auyer Race Timing, Oswego; Top Stitch; Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse; Chobani; Chirello Advertising; Wiltsie Construction, The Beacon Hotel, The Fitzgibbons Agency, Oswego County Federal Credit Union; Cestaro Chiropractic; Eagle Beverage; Riverview Wellness; TJ Burke Lumber Co.; C’s Farms; RJ Caruso Accounting; Warner Physical Therapy; Port City Chiropractic; Wegman’s; Price Chopper; GU; and RoadID.

Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

Oswego County FCU Launches ‘Pod’ of Gold Member Referral Program

Oswego County Federal Credit Union is offering a member referral program for five new referred members and five referring members to have their share of five minutes in the OCFCU “Pod” of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win a portion of $2,500, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.

“Anyone who refers a new member and any new members who join will have a chance to catch some cash. This is a fun way to grow our member family and reward them for joining.” Carhart said. It runs through March 13.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is offering a member referral program for five new referred members and five referring members to have their share of five minutes in the OCFCU “Pod” of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win a portion of $2,500, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO. Winners will each have 30-seconds in a prize vault similar to this one used for taping a television commercial for the program. Sarina Ferro, a marketing major from SUNY Oswego and intern with Chirello Advertising, is inside the vault.  “Anyone who refers a new member and any new members who join will have a chance to catch some cash. This is a fun way to grow our member family and reward them for joining.” Carhart said. It runs through Thurs., March 13. Complete information is on the credit union’s website,  www.oswegofcu.org. Click on “member referrals.”

Oswego County Federal Credit Union is offering a member referral program for five new referred members and five referring members to have their share of five minutes in the OCFCU “Pod” of Gold prize vault on St. Patrick’s Day to win a portion of $2,500, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO. Winners will each have 30-seconds in a prize vault similar to this one used for taping a television commercial for the program. Sarina Ferro, a marketing major from SUNY Oswego and intern with Chirello Advertising, is inside the vault. “Anyone who refers a new member and any new members who join will have a chance to catch some cash. This is a fun way to grow our member family and reward them for joining.” Carhart said. It runs through March 13. Complete information is on the credit union’s website, www.oswegofcu.org. Click on “member referrals.”

Complete information is on the credit union’s website, www.oswegofcu.org. Click on “member referrals.”

According to Carhart, no purchase is necessary, but you must be a member to participate.  Each winner will have thirty seconds to catch as much money as they can in the prize vault while it’s blown all around them by high-speed fans.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January 2013 on the corner of East Fourth and Bridge Street. It replaced its former East Seventh Street location and is more than twice its size. In December 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. First St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,800 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. First St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the East Bridge Street office can be reached at 343-7822. The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722.

Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com

Third Annual ‘Run For Dennis’ 5K Run/Walk Slated For March 15

The third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter.

“The first two years of the race raised more than $26,000 for bladder cancer advocacy and research,” Newson said. “And the need is even greater. There were 72,000 new cases of bladder cancer diagnosed in 2013. Bladder cancer is the most expensive cancer to treat on a per patient basis, and no new treatments have been developed in the last 20 years due to lack of funding for research.

The third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter. The first two races raised more than $26,000 for bladder cancer research. Above, runners from the first year’s run tackle the 5k course. Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb. 21,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

The third annual Run For Dennis 5k Run/Walk is scheduled for 10:00 a.m., March 15 to honor the memory of Oswego resident Dennis Pacheco (5/28/59-3/17/11), a victim of bladder cancer, it was announced by Jessica Newson, race director and Pacheco’s daughter. The first two races raised more than $26,000 for bladder cancer research. Above, runners from the first year’s run tackle the 5k course. Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb. 21, $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. Newson can be contacted at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

“This run/walk will be chip timed and USA Track & Field (USATF) certified,” Proceeds from the race will benefit The Charles and Mary Haney Fund at Oswego Hospital (which assists cancer patients with medical expenses), Strong Memorial Hospital Urologic Oncology, Rochester, and the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network (BCAN). Prizes will be awarded to winners in all age groups—including last place!

“Before learning he had cancer, Dennis was always quick to lend others a helping hand. We would like to honor his giving ways by helping to continue the fight against bladder cancer, the fourth most common type of cancer among men in the US.

“Throughout his three year fight, Dennis was very proactive in researching bladder cancer trials and treatment. He was adamant that more could be done to help eradicate this disease. We’re continuing his fight. On behalf of Dennis and my family, we’re asking folks to support this race to ensure that a cure can be found for bladder cancer, so that other families get to enjoy their loved ones for years to come. The wonderful response we had last year in runners and support was overwhelming and incredibly touching to my family and me.

“Dennis worked hard and played hard. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed motorsports, hunting, construction, woodworking and playing harmonica. He appreciated all types of music, but especially enjoyed the blues and was known to do an impromptu Elvis impersonation on many occasions.

“He enjoyed coaching soccer and baseball teams as his children grew. When he wasn’t coaching his kids, he was their greatest fan. Dennis frequently said that he was blessed with a wonderful life, surrounded by many friends and                                                                                          a loving family—the center of his world. He was an extremely proud husband, father and grandfather.”

Pacheco is survived by his wife, Jane (Kleinbach) Pacheco; and children, Jessica (Robert) Newson of Saratoga Springs, NY, and Kristin (David) DeGroff of

Royal Oak, MI, Nathaniel Pacheco of Oswego; daughter-friend, Jennifer Cushman of Fredericksburg, VA; and grandchildren, Cole and Allison Newson.

Registration for the race, which begins and ends at Gibby’s Pub on Lake St., is $20 per person by Feb 21,  $25 after that date, and $30 on race day, Newson said. Registration is open at www.EZRaceReg.com. The website for the race is

www.runfordennis.com and the event is also on Facebook® at www.facebook.com/runfordennis. “Donations can be made to ‘Run For Dennis’ and sent to Oswego County Federal Credit Union, P.O. Box 310, Oswego, NY 13126. Anyone who would like to sponsor or donate goods or services to the race can contact me at runfordennis11@gmail.com.

Sponsors, to-date, are:  Auyer Race Timing, Oswego; Top Stitch; Fleet Feet Sports, Syracuse; Chobani; Chirello Advertising; and RoadID.

Oswego County Federal Credit Union $500 Scholarship Applications Available

Oswego County Federal Credit Union (OCFCU), is again offering college-bound high school seniors who are members the chance to win one of five $500 scholarships, it was announced by William Carhart, CEO.

“OCFCU has joined the New York State Credit Union League, Inc. (NYSCUL) in offering seniors the chance to compete for these scholarships to either a two-or four-year accredited educational institution,” Carhart said. “In addition to the scholarships we’re offering, students will be competing for two $500 scholarships from the Syracuse Chapter of Credit Unions, and several $500 and $1,000 scholarships offered by the NYSCUL statewide”. It’s a simple three-step process to apply.

“First, students can stop in any OCFCU office and request a scholarship application form, or they can go online and download it from our Home Page immediately at www.oswegofcu.org. by clicking  on “Scholarship Program” box. If the student is not an OCFCU member, then they can request a membership packet as well.

“Complete the application form, write an essay, and obtain the required test transcripts along with the signature of the student’s parent or guardian.

“Return the completed form to OCFCU no later than Jan. 18, 2014.”

According to Carhart, there is no fee for submitting the application, but those students applying must be members of OCFCU, college-bound high school seniors at the time of application to either a two or four-year accredited educational institution, and attending college for the first time in the fall of 2014. Applications will be judged against others submitted from all over the state by the NYSCUL and winners will be announced in April.

OCFCU opened a new Oswego office in January on the corner of E. 4th and Bridge St. It replaced its former E. 7th St. location and is more than twice its size. In Dec. 2010, OCFCU opened a brand new office in Mexico at 5828 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) where they converted and renovated the village’s former railroad depot into a modern credit union, Carhart said. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002. The credit union’s third office is at 300 W. 1st St. in Oswego.

Founded in 1975, OCFCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial cooperative association, which serves more than 8,000 members from throughout Oswego County. OCFCU’s charter was revised in early 2007 so that anyone who lives, works, worships, or attends school in Oswego County is eligible to join.

OCFCU’s 300 W. 1st St. office can be reached at 326-0138 and the E. Bridge St. office can be reached at 343-7822.  The 5530 Scenic Ave. (Route 3) Mexico office can be reached at 963-2722. Further information can also be found online at www.oswegofcu.com.

CNY Great Pumpkin Festival Oct. 5-6, Packed With Family Activities, Live Entertainment

The 22nd annual CNY Great Pumpkin Festival entertainment lineup features live bands both days. It will be held on Oct. 5 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the heart of Oswego at Washington Square Park.

The event is presented by the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce.

Jeremy Robinson of North Tonawanda, exhibited a U.S. and world record 1,221.5 lbs. squash at the 2012 CNY Great Pumpkin Festival. Robinson’s squash was the fifth heaviest of all-time.  The festival also had an on site record heaviest pumpkin weighing in at 1,598lbs. grown by Quinn Werner of Saegertown, PA. For more information on this year’s festival, Oct. 5th-6th, visit the chamber web site, www.oswegofultonchamber.com, or http://www.facebook.com/GOFCC, or contact the chamber at 315-343-7681

Jeremy Robinson of North Tonawanda, exhibited a U.S. and world record 1,221.5 lbs. squash at the 2012 CNY Great Pumpkin Festival. Robinson’s squash was the fifth heaviest of all-time. The festival also had an on site record heaviest pumpkin weighing in at 1,598lbs. grown by Quinn Werner of Saegertown, PA. For more information on this year’s festival, Oct. 5th-6th, visit the chamber web site, www.oswegofultonchamber.com, or http://www.facebook.com/GOFCC, or contact the chamber at 315-343-7681

 

On Saturday, the registration for the pumpkin weigh-in begins at 9 am and the weighing of the pumpkins will be held at 10 am. Last year’s festival had a world-record squash of 1,200lbs. “Jeremy Robinson of North Tonawanda grew the squash that weighed in at 1,222.5 lbs.,” said Beth Hilton, executive director, GOFCC. “ That’s the heaviest squash of 2012 and the fifth heaviest of all-time. The heaviest squash on-record was one from 2011 pumpkin festival in Ontario, Canada that weighed 1,486 lbs.”

 Starting at 11am Chris Battles takes the Oswego County Federal Credit Union stage followed by Jimmy D and the Jury.  The weigh-in prize winners will be announced at 3:30 pm as growers throughout central NY, PA, and Canada wait for the grand prize of $2,000! Saturdays last act is the Lisa Lee Band.  

On Sunday, The Do Good Swing Band will be performing their authentic swing band style from 11 am-1:30 pm.  Fritz’s Polka Band will begin at 2 pm and wrap up the festival at 5 pm.  Both groups are favorites at the festival.

In addition to the live entertainment, there will be bouncy houses, kiddie games, rides and a corn maze. Delicious food and handmade crafts will also be at the festival.  Admission is free, courtesy of the following sponsors: Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Pathfinder Bank, and the City of Oswego.

More information is available online at www.oswegofultonchamber.com/pumpkinfest; at the Chamber office 44. E. Bridge St., Oswego; or by contacting Chamber Events Manager Lisa Gray, at 343-7681 or events@oswegofultonchamber.com.

 

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