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Chicken Barbeque to Support Oswego’s 50th Anniversary Independence Celebration

OSWEGO, NY – Oswego’s Annual Independence Celebration will be marking 50 years of family, fun and fireworks this summer.

To celebrate this golden anniversary in style, the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Parade Committee is working on some special attractions for the parade on July 7.

Pictured are members of the Oswego Independence Committee planning the upcoming chicken barbecue fundraiser at the Oswego Elks Lodge. From left are: John Zanewych, Big John Sales; Carol Dillabough, Oswego Elks #271; Beth Hilton, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Gray, events manager with the chamber; committee chairperson Deana Masuicca, Oswego YMCA and Pat Furlong, Furdi’s Homes.
Pictured are members of the Oswego Independence Committee planning the upcoming chicken barbecue fundraiser at the Oswego Elks Lodge. From left are: John Zanewych, Big John Sales; Carol Dillabough, Oswego Elks #271; Beth Hilton, executive director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce; Lisa Gray, events manager with the chamber; committee chairperson Deana Masuicca, Oswego YMCA and Pat Furlong, Furdi’s Homes.

“We are hoping to hire some special bands to add excitement to the parade,” said Lisa Gray, events manager for the chamber. “We are holding several fundraisers to increase our band budget because the flashier and bigger the units are, the more they charge for their performances.”

To help with the fundraising efforts, the Oswego Elks Lodge #271 will be hosting a chicken barbeque on April 21 from noon until sold out, eat in or take out, at the lodge, 132 W. Fifth St.

Dinners include a half chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans, cole slaw and a roll with butter.

Advanced sale tickets $8 and are available now at the chamber offices – 44 E. Bridge St,, Oswego and 12 Canalview Mall, Fulton.

Tickets for children aged 10 and under are $5.

The day of the event, tickets at the door will be $10. Tickets can be purchased online at www.oswegofultonchamber.com

For more information about the barbeque or the Independence Celebration, please contact the chamber at 343-7681.