“Your donation helps the Army help those in your community throughout next year,” said Major Donald Hostetler, divisional commander of the Empire State Division of The Salvation Army, covering all of upstate New York. “We rely on the funds raised in December to carry each Salvation Army center through the year in order to help those who need us. The money raised in your area stays local.”
Oswego Middle School students decorated hallways during the first holiday open house held recently at the school for family and friends. Students decorated their respective classroom wings and lockers with Christmas themes and decorations for family members to tour and enjoy.
Karl Haist set a state record at Oswego’s Great Pumpkin Fest and then broke it the following day. A Central Square administrator was named principal at OHS. Al Roker returned to SUNY Oswego. John Canale Drive was unveiled. A Marching Buc was named to the Army’s All-American Band.
A wish was granted for princess Sadie Wilson. She and her twin sister, Layla, were going to Disney World, thanks to local volunteers for the Make A Wish Foundation. Bill Crist, superintendent of Schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse, was named president of the United Way’s board of directors. The Oswego council sought to silence sirens on the river.
Also in August, dozens Rallied In Support of Gary Thibodeau. The school district appointed two principals. Midway Drive-In continued on the road to recovery. And, the Common Council approved dedication of the street between City Hall and Pathfinder Bank as “John M. Canale Drive.”