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September 20, 2018

2013 Edition of Bucfest Full Of Sun, Fun and Success


Kendall Wall, 2, of Oswego, enjoys painting his pumpkin at the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego. There was a  long line of pumpkins drying at the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego.

Kendall Wall, 2, of Oswego, enjoys painting his pumpkin at the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego. There was a long line of pumpkins drying at the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego.

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego Buc Boosters hosted their biggest Homecoming celebration yet at their sixth annual BucFest held on September 28 at Oswego High School’s Joe Wilber Field.

Group shot of Oswego High School varsity football team after taking a victory at the Homecoming Game against Fulton Red Raiders with a score of 26-19 in OT. (Beth Clark photo)

Group shot of Oswego High School varsity football team after taking a victory at the Homecoming Game against Fulton Red Raiders with a score of 26-19 in OT. (Beth Clark photo)

It was a beautiful, sunny fall day for the festivities.

Students of all ages, parents, and community members participated in the many games and school spirit building activities and helped cheer the Oswego Bucs football team on to a Homecoming victory over neighborhood rival Fulton Red Raiders.

In addition to some of the favorite games from last year like the Bounce House, obstacle course and photo booth, the BucFest committee added the Velcro wall and Games on a Roll, a trailer filled with video games.

The thrilling amusement ride Sidewinder returned to the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego.  A scream of "why did I get on this thing?" was heard being yelled from above.

The thrilling amusement ride Sidewinder returned to the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego. A scream of “why did I get on this thing?” was heard being yelled from above.

And the popular Side Winder amusement ride was back again from last year for the thrill seeking attendees.

BucFest committee chair Judy Queale-Dunsmoor said, “Every year we introduce new and exciting activities to BucFest so our students of all ages can have a great time. The Buc Boosters’ goal for this event is to offer our students a chance to come together and celebrate being Buccaneers, to show our school pride and to support each other.  We keep it affordable and fun.”

The $2 admission included the Homecoming football game as the Boosters encouraged attendees to stay and watch.

Each entrant received free “Buc Blue Beads” and a snack bag donated by Frito Lay.

Our fearless Buccaneer mascot isn't afraid of a little snake! From left, OHS student, Alex Haessig, Danny oostdyk owner of G&G Reptiles, Oswego's Buccaneer mascot, and OHS student Jake Gerber stand fearless with this huge python. (Beth Clark photo)

Our fearless Buccaneer mascot isn’t afraid of a little snake! From left, OHS student, Alex Haessig, Danny oostdyk owner of G&G Reptiles, Oswego’s Buccaneer mascot, and OHS student Jake Gerber stand fearless with this huge python. (Beth Clark photo)

Most of the games were free.

There was a repeat appearance by G&G Reptiles and well-known DJ, “Marty the One Man Party” from radio station 93Q.

An annual favorite, the dunk booth was just as crowded as ever as kids of all ages lined up to dunk their favorite teachers and coaches.

The Children’s Museum of Oswego was a first-time participant at BucFest this year, and offered many games for children of all ages to enjoy.

The Buc Blue hair and nail salon was in full swing with more kids than ever primping in their favorite Buccaneer blue and white.

Showing full school spirit with buc blue and white mohawks, Jack Warren, 10 and Robbie Allen, 10 both of KPS enjoying the 6th Annual BucFest on this sunny day in Oswego. Now that's Buc Pride! (Beth Clark photo)

Showing full school spirit with buc blue and white mohawks, Jack Warren, 10 and Robbie Allen, 10 both of KPS enjoying the 6th Annual BucFest on this sunny day in Oswego. Now that’s Buc Pride! (Beth Clark photo)

This event is a favorite with students who don their school colors and then head over to cheer on the Buccaneer football team at Joe Wilber field.

There were parents and students doing face painting and applying Buccaneer tattoos, a pumpkin painting table, and even a station where one could assemble a “candy lei” filled with their favorite sweets.

The Boosters had a raffle table filled with chances to win everything from health memberships at the YMCA to a fruit basket from C’s Farms to two large “Buccaneer Baskets” filled with popular school spirit items.

Many local businesses generously donated these items.

 

Seen with her mother, Cayleen Sawyer, Baby Buc, Althea, one month old, is as big as the Buc Beads handed out to each visitor to the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego. (Beth Clark photo)

Seen with her mother, Cayleen Sawyer, Baby Buc, Althea, one month old, is as big as the Buc Beads handed out to each visitor to the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego. (Beth Clark photo)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OCSD Interim Superintendent Gary Mix with his wife, Heidi Mix, enjoy festivities at the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego. OHS principal Brian Hartwell has a nice smile in the background. (Beth Clark photo)

OCSD Interim Superintendent Gary Mix with his wife, Heidi Mix, enjoy festivities at the 6th Annual BucFest in Oswego. OHS principal Brian Hartwell has a nice smile in the background. (Beth Clark photo)

 

 

 

 

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