FULTON, NY â€“ Committee members for the third annual Playing For Poverty, A Food Aid Concert for Oswego County have put the finishing touches on what promises to be a full day of music, food, and fun.
Scheduled for Sept. 11, Playing For Poverty seeks to raise awareness of hunger and poverty in Oswego County and help garner support for Oswego Countyâ€™s food pantries.
The event gets started at 3 p.m. with a performance of the Star Spangled banner by Don Goodness followed by the music of Those Guys.
The entertainment continues with performances by Rubber Ducky Revenge at 5:30 p.m. and the Beatles tribute band Magical Mystery Tour at 7:15 p.m.
There will also be a special flag ceremony in remembrance of 9/11 by a local Boy Scout troop.
In addition to the music, there will also be plenty of activities for children as well such as an arts and crafts table, face painting, a dunking booth, and balloon animals as well as bike registration and helmets.
Planning committee member Heather Robinson of Oswego County Opportunitiesâ€™ Street Outreach Services, is looking forward to an entertaining event that will help stock the shelves of food pantries across Oswego County.
â€œPlaying For Poverty is an opportunity for community members to come together help families in need in Oswego County. This event is about raising awareness of a very real problem and working together towards a solution. Throughout the day we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food items as well as monetary donations that will be distributed to area food pantries,â€ said Robinson.
To help raise awareness of the problem of hunger and poverty in Oswego County representatives from a number of human service agencies will be on hand to talk about their programs that are addressing these issues.
Agencies scheduled to be at Playing For Poverty include: American Red Cross, Believerâ€™s Chapel, Catholic Charities, Fulton YMCA, OCO, Rural and Migrant Ministries and more.
â€œThis will be a fun, family friendly event,â€ said Robinson. â€œIt is a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy a day of music and food while coming together to help improve the quality of life for others.â€
Playing For Poverty will be held from 3 to 9 p.m. at the Bull Head Point Pavilion.
For more information, call Robinson at (315) 342-7532.