Child Advocacy Center Acknowledges Community Support

On behalf of the hundreds of children and their families that we serve at the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County I would like to thank those caring businesses and individuals who helped to make our second annual Chicken Wing and Micro-Brew Fest such a success!

The event raised more than $10,000 to help support our efforts to provide vital services to children who have been sexually or physically abused, neglected or maltreated.

The success that we enjoyed would not be possible if not for the support we received from the community members that attended the event, our board of directors, and our event sponsors, including: CSI, Inc., Elizabeth and Harvey Fadden, Nelson Law Firm, Greg and Karen Oakes, Cheryl and Mike Schroeder, Alliance Bank, NA, Bliss Bridal, board of directors of the Child Advocacy Center, Century 21 Leah’s Signature, CNY Marriage and Family Therapy Place, PLLC, Coca-Cola, Eagle Beverage, the Finley family, Fulton Savings Bank, Joe Bush Collision, Lakeside Family Dentistry, Dr. Barbara L. Panko, DDS, Oswego County Legislator Amy Tresidder, Lou Anne Rucynski-Coleman Esq., Menter’s Oswego County Ambulance, Michael J. Stanley Law, Mimi’s Drive-In, Oswego Federal Credit Union, Oswego Printing, Pinnacle Builders USA, Inc., Steele Law Firm, the Tracy Family, and Wheel-A-Way Motorsports.

I am also especially thankful to the owners and staff of the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center for hosting the event; our judges, Jim Dowd of Pathfinder Bank, Beth Hilton of the Greater Oswego / Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Amanda Baker of Alliance Bank, and Bill Wadsworth of Bistro 197; Eagle Beverage for providing the micro-brews; and of course, O’Connor’s Main Street Pub, Canale’s Restaurant, Cheap Seats Sports Bar & Grille, 1881 Steakhouse, The Ancient Order of Hibernians of Oswego, Lighthouse Lanes, GS Steamers, Greene’s Ale House, Larkin’s Restaurant, Kristen’s Kitchen at Battle Island, Woodchuck’s Saloon, and Blowing Smoke BBQ for providing a delicious assortment of chicken wings.

It takes tremendous courage for children and their families to speak up about unimaginable things that happen to them most often by people they like, live with, or love.

An event such as this not only raises much needed funds to allow services to continue, it also sends a message to the children that there are a lot of good people in the community who are here to help.

I hope it also sends a message to people who perpetrate crimes against children, that being ‘we’re not going to stand for abusive behavior in our community to our children….no way, no how.’

Thank you again for the overwhelming community support we received and thank you for recognizing the Child Advocacy Center and the work that we do to help child abuse victims in Oswego County.

Karrie Damm
Executive Director
Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County