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September 21, 2018

Catholic Charities’ Youth Fair Entertains Hundreds


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – More than 260 youth participated in Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s first-ever Back to School Youth Fair.

Chandry Carvey, stylist and owner of the Hair Hut Salon in Fulton, gives a new hairstyle to one of the many of students who attended Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Back to School Youth Fair.

Chandry Carvey, stylist and owner of the Hair Hut Salon in Fulton, gives a new hairstyle to one of the many of students who attended Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Back to School Youth Fair.

Held recently at the Fulton War Memorial, the event provided area youth with an afternoon of fun that included free school supplies, lunch bags packed with a healthy lunch, face painting, complimentary haircuts, dental screenings, presentations on health and safety education and more.

“It was a fantastic event,” said CYO Program Coordinator, Stacie Roberts.  “Attendance was everything we hoped it would be and everyone had a wonderful time.”

More than 20 agencies and organizations lent their support to make the Back to School Youth Fair possible.

Roberts was impressed with the cooperation she received from the agencies and organizations that participated in the event.

“I can’t thank them enough for being a part of our Back to School Youth Fair. Their presence and contributions to the event helped to educate the public on health, safety and education and in turn, strengthen our community,” said Roberts.

According to Roberts, the feedback she has received from the community and those who participated has been overwhelmingly positive and plans are already underway for next year’s event.

Doug Devendorf (standing in back), Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 715 in Fulton; Griffin Marriner (left), a webelo with Pack 715 in Fulton, and Grant Marriner, a Life Scout with troop 715, were on hand at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Back to School Youth Fair, held recently at the Fulton War Memorial.

Doug Devendorf (standing in back), Scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 715 in Fulton; Griffin Marriner (left), a webelo with Pack 715 in Fulton, and Grant Marriner, a Life Scout with troop 715, were on hand at Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Back to School Youth Fair, held recently at the Fulton War Memorial.

“The youth, their parents, and the agencies and organizations that participated enjoyed themselves and are eager to see what next year’s Back to School Youth Fair will have to offer,” added Roberts.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.

For more information on Catholic Charities of Oswego County and the many programs that it offers, contact them 315-598-3980 or visit www.ccoswego.com

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