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Canale’s Helps Student Raise Funds For Leadership Conference

OSWEGO, NY – Aaron Callahan is headed to Washington, DC later this month to attend the National Young Leaders Conference.

Canale’s Restaurant will help him raise funds for the trip on March 22.

The restaurant, 156 W. Utica St., (343-3540) will hold a special benefit for Aaron from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Aaron Callahan meets with Nick Canale Jr. recently to go over plans for the special night March 22 at the restaurant to benefit the OHS student.
Aaron Callahan meets with Nick Canale Jr. recently to go over plans for the special night March 22 at the restaurant to benefit the OHS student.

Buy any meal that day, dine-in, take-out, delivery or frozen dinners and Canale’s will donate 20% for Aaron’s expenses for the conference.

A coupon must be presented at time of purchase to qualify. Coupons are available at the river’s end bookstore (West First and Bridge streets) and Oswego High School’s main and guidance offices.

“Things are going great. There is definitely going to be a sizeable amount for The Haiti Relief Fund,” Aaron said referring to his pledge to donate any funds he raises above what he needs for the trip to the Haitian relief effort. “The Youth Advisory Council’s Gertrude Hawk Chocolate bar sales ($1 each) are going gangbusters.”

That fund-raiser began last week and continues through Easter.

Connie, Aaron and Nolan Callahan take care of business outside Oswego High School's Faust Theater last Wednesday night.
Connie, Aaron and Nolan Callahan take care of business outside Oswego High School's Faust Theater last Wednesday night.

“I had the idea to have a table in the lobby at local school concerts from March 17 to 29. The first one was last week at OHS,” Aaron explained. “Normally, there is no one doing this, ever, at the concerts, which gave me the idea. The audience loves it, a treat before, during, and after the concert.”

The Canale’s restaurant fundraiser is this Monday, Aaron said, adding, “I tried to keep it away from St. Patrick’s Day. Hope the weather is OK.”

Also, Assemblyman Will Barclay will honor Aaron next month.

Barclay contacted Aaron and has asked him to meet with him on April 9, after the conference, to discuss how it went and what he learned.

He will present Aaron with a certificate of recognition and then they will then do a photo op, and this will be featured in the assemblyman’s monthly newsletter, “Outstanding Students in the Community.”

3 Comments

  1. As the Principal of Oswego High School, I am extremely proud of Aaron Callahan. His efforts and enthusiasm represent our high school, our district and our community. I have authorized all his fund raising endeavors and hope that the community will do the same!!
    I will be there to greet you!!
    Many thanks!!
    Patricia Oughterson
    Oswego High School Principal

  2. As Aaron’s first grade teacher, I am super proud of this wonderful accomplishment, but not surprised at all! Aaron was always student who shined at KPS. Great job Aaron and I wish you all the success in the world! You will shine in Washington! Mr. Maxwell and I will be heading to Canale’s tonight for sure!
    xoxo,
    Mrs. Maxell… aka… Miss Stevenson

  3. Way to go Aaron!! You are an excellent example of a young person with perseverance and the desire to excel! Enjoy every minute of Washington!
    I look forward to hearing about it upon your return! Congratulations!

    Heidi Sheffield
    Aaron’s 10th grade English Teacher
    Oswego High School

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