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Breakfast to Benefit Stuff-a-Bus

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – The Club House Tavern, in Oswego and Eagle Beverage have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.

On July 27 from 8 a.m. – noon, The Club House Tavern, 126 W. Second St. will host a free breakfast.

The Club House Tavern in Oswego, will host a special breakfast on July 27 to benefit the United Way’s Stuff-a-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. From left are planning committee members: breakfast hosts, Liz McGrath and Robert McGrath; co-chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Executive Director United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; Jim Schneider, and co-chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. Absent is volunteer cook Patrick Barry.
The Club House Tavern in Oswego, will host a special breakfast on July 27 to benefit the United Way’s Stuff-a-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. From left are planning committee members: breakfast hosts, Liz McGrath and Robert McGrath; co-chairperson, Liz Dorsey; Laurie Kelly, John Kelly, Executive Director United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; Jim Schneider, and co-chairperson, Dan Dorsey of Eagle Beverage. Absent is volunteer cook Patrick Barry.

Sponsored by Eagle Beverage and The Club House Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is available free of charge and is open to the public.

All donations accepted at the event will benefit the United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus Campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.

“This is the eighth year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath, owner of The Club House Tavern. “The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs. With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.”

“We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from, The Club House Tavern, Eagle Beverage, and our planning committee,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler. “It’s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way. Last year our “Stuff-A-Bus” program served approximately 1400 students and we would like to help even more this year.  I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast.”

In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a cruiser bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage.

Tickets are available at The Club House Tavern and the United Way office, 1 S. First St., Fulton.

The Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.

The highlight of the “Stuff-A-Bus” Campaign will be a special collection day on August 15 when school buses will be at the following sites from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.

Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square

Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego

Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Granby

Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main St. in Mexico

Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski

Kinney Drugs at 17 S. First St. in Fulton

The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal

Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix

For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.