Community Partnering with Farnham Family Services for 40th Anniversary Fundraising Event on October 29th in Oswego

Business community members and advocates gathered recently to show support for the upcoming Farnham Family Services 40th Anniversary Benefit to be held on October 29th at the American Foundry. Performance Painter David Garibaldi will return to Oswego to perform his live stage show “Rhythm and Hue” at Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash. The music and art benefit will also include CNY bands Vitamin X, Doc Apple, and the Love Volcanoes, a silent art auction, live auction of Garibaldi’s live stage performance paintings, raffles, food, Halloween costume contest, and much more. Shown pictured at Pathfinder Bank’s Main Office in Oswego are from left to right in front: Ronald Tascarella of Pathfinder Bank; Mary Greeney of Oswego County Federal Credit Union; Sue Bertsch of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group; Jeanne Unger of Farnham Family Services; Jon Spaulding of the Palladium Times; and Bill Crist of the Oswego City School District. Back row includes: Melissa Miller of Pathfinder Bank; RoseAnn Parsons of Oswego County Weeklies Tracey Hawthorn of the Broadwell Companies; Barb Bateman of Alliance Bank, NA; and John Henry of Mitchell’s Speedway Press.

Oswego, NY –  The Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock the Arts Halloween Bash scheduled for Saturday, October 29th at the American Foundry is gaining considerable sponsorship support from the business community, according to Jeanne M. Unger, Executive Director of Farnham Family Services.

“We are so appreciative of the numerous business partners and sponsors who have signed on to celebrate our 40th anniversary event,” said Unger. “The business community continues to show their support for our mission and our fundraising efforts.”

According to Unger, Performance Painter David Garibaldi, will headline the benefit, and join CNY bands Vitamin X, Doc Apple, and the Love Volcanoes for the event’s entertainment. In addition, there will be a silent art auction, live auction of Garibaldi’s paintings from the event, appetizers and beverages, raffles, Halloween costume contest and much more.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $50 per person, and $60 per person at the door.

“Rhythm and Hue” is a performance art show where David Garibaldi creates six-foot portraits of pop icons in minutes to music. Garibaldi began combining rhythm and hue, music and color, while listening to hip-hop artists Run DMC and Snoop Dogg while painting graffiti with his middle school friends.  A high school animation teacher encouraged Garibaldi to take his passion for graffiti and turn it into a more positive direction. According to Garibaldi, he will never forget this support and more importantly the value of someone believing in him.

Individuals, businesses, and corporate partners are welcome to help their non-profit organization continue to “change lives” in the Central New York community by considering a bequest in the way of a donation or by attending their annual event. For more information on how to donate a piece of artwork for the event please feel free to contact their offices at (315) 342-4489.

To join on as a sponsor of this year’s Farnham Unplugged at 40: Rock The Arts Halloween Bash please call Step One Creative at (315) 342-2554.

Sponsors that have joined on thus far for the event include: Pathfinder Bank, Step One Creative, Alliance Bank, Constellation Energy Nuclear Group, Oswego County Federal Credit Union, Palladium Times, The Broadwell Companies, the Beacon Hotel Oswego, NY, Benefit Advisors Group of NY, Inc. Oswego County Weeklies, Canale’s Restaurant, Frito Lay, Fulton Savings Bank,, Mitchell’s Speedway Press, Oswego Quality Carpet, Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, Port City Chiropractic, Galaxy Communications, Oswego Printing, Oswego Health, Wal-Mart, Davis Cleaning Service, Burdick & Pearson, Days Inn, Travelodge Oswego, Boscos, Eagle Beverage, Laborer’s Local 633, IBEW Local 43, Empower Federal Credit Union, Raby’s Ace Home Center, Oswego City School District/Oswego County BOCES Arts In Education, SUNY Oswego, Take 2 Visual Media, Oswego Speedway, and The Oswegonian. In addition, numerous local businesses and artisans have donated items for giveaways, raffles, and the silent art auction.

Established in 1971, Farnham Family Services is a United Way agency that offers prevention services, school-based student assistance and treatment services to all residents of Oswego and surrounding counties. All services are licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. Farnham’s professionally certified staff is comprised of competent and skillful individuals who are continually updated with training through conferences and workshops.

Families or individuals interested in learning more about Farnham Family Services please call (315) 342-4489 or visit them online at

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