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BucFest 2010 Set for October 15 at Joe Wilber Field in Oswego

The Buccaneer Boosters' BucFest Planning Committee met at the Oswego Sub Shop recently to finalize plans for their third annual pre-football game celebration. The BucFest Homecoming festival to be held next to OHS' Wilber Field on October 15th is open to the community and will feature games, delicious food and Buc spirit activities. Oswego Sub Shop has generously donated gift certificates for prizes. Pictured in the photograph are BucFest Planning members (back row) Lisa Giglio and Judy Queale-Dunsmoor and (front row) Kris Armstrong, Lu Collins and Chris Kearns.

Oswego, NY – The Oswego Buccaneer Boosters have planned their biggest and most exciting “BucFest” yet, to celebrate Homecoming 2010 and kick-off the Buccaneers’ varsity home football game.

“BucFest” is planned for Friday, October 15, from 4-6:30 p.m., at the end of Joe Wilbur Field (rain location OHS gyms).  The senior night ceremony for the varsity football and cheerleading teams will begin at 6:00 followed by the homecoming game against Jamesville Dewitt at 6:30.

The cost of the 3rd annual event is $1.00 for students and $2.00 for adults, and most of the attractions are free.  Every “BucFest” visitor will receive a snack from Frito Lay, and blue and white “Buc Beads” as they enter.

This year, four new and exciting attractions have been added to the festivities.  G&G Reptiles (live) sponsored by Warner Physical Therapy, “The Macho Bull” mechanical bull, sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, Inflatable Bungee Race and The Fortress 50 foot inflatable obstacle course.

“Each year we try to add new attractions and activities that will entertain and boost school spirit with the students, faculty and community,” said BucFest committee chair, Judy Queale-Dunsmoor. “We have a lot to be proud of as Buccaneers, and there will be something for everyone at this year’s BucFest.”

The official “BucFest 2010” t-shirt, designed and donated in part by Visual Creations, will also be on sale during BucFest, with a limited number of shirts available.

In true ‘Buc’ Spirit you will able to get your hair and nails colored in “Buc Blue” as well as make a stop at the face painting/temporary tattoo booth.

Digital Sound Entertainment, featuring “Marty the One Man Party” from 107.9 FM, will provide music for this year’s event.

One of the most popular activities last year was the “dunk booth” where students took turns attempting to soak their teachers or coaches. Attendees can choose to participate in a variety of games such as entering the radar gun sports contest, the football throw, decorating a pumpkin or “hippity hop” races for adults and kids of all ages.  Some games will offer prizes donated by Fajita Grill and Lighthouse Lanes.

Children can get their photos taken with New York Bold’s “Chef Bold”, Frito Lay’s “Cracker Jack”, or the “Oswego Buccaneer”.

This year’s menu includes BBQ chicken and pork, salt potatoes, blooming onions, cotton candy, snow cones, fried dough, candy and caramel apples, hot dogs and pizza, brought to you by Barlow’s Concessions, Raging River BBQ, Gibby Thompson’s Irish Pub, Kings Concession, Cam’s Pizzeria and New York Bold.

In addition to the festival, the Buccaneer Boosters are promoting a “Buccaneer Blue Week” throughout Oswego from, October 9th – 16th.  The Boosters will give a prize to the business owner and the homeowner who does the best job decorating for “Buccaneer Blue Week”.  Photos for consideration should be postmarked by October 22, 2010 and sent to attn: BucFest, P.O. Box 373, Oswego, New York 13126.

BucFest committee member Lu Collins says, “We also encourage the Oswego community to come out and watch the Homecoming Parade on Sunday, October 17 at 4:30 p.m. followed by the “O.H.S. Girl’s Powder Puff Game”.

The complete homecoming week schedule can be found at www.oswego.org.