The Great Eastern Whiteout has been selected by Recognizing Oswego County as December’s Community Champion.
The theme for December was outdoor recreation and the Great Eastern Whiteout is a great example of the many opportunities there are in Oswego County for families to get out and enjoy the outdoors during the winter months.
ROC co-chair Brandon Morey noted the relationship between health and outdoor activity.
“Getting outdoors can improve people’s health both physically and mentally. Although our climate here in Oswego County sometimes makes getting outside a challenge, there is an abundance of outdoor festivals and other activities to draw people out,” Morey said.
The Great Eastern Whiteout is an antique and vintage snowmobile show and swap meet organized by the Fulton Area Snow Travellers Snowmobile Club.
In its 15th year, the event has been held in Sandy Creek and Elbridge, but is now being held in Fulton.
The Whiteout will be held on February 14-15 and will feature an ice drag race and oval track racing on Lake Neatahwanta, as well as many vendors and snowmobile displays.
In addition to the event, which provides outdoor recreational opportunities and an economic boost for the city and county, the Snowmobile Club invests the proceeds from the event back into the community.
This past year, donations were made to the Fulton CYO, Boy Scouts, and the Lake Neatahwanta cleanup fund and club members donated their time to do some refurbishing around the War Memorial.
The club also uses proceeds to maintain the snowmobile trails around Fulton so that residents and visitors alike can enjoy Oswego County’s natural winter beauty.
Recognizing Oswego County focuses on the positive efforts that are being made in Oswego County to promote the health and wellness of children, families and adults.
Each month, ROC selects a theme and invites guest speakers to share the good work they are doing.
Nominations are also solicited for Community Champions.
ROC members include representatives from a broad range of community organizations as well as individual community members.
New members are welcome.
Monthly meetings are held from 8-9:15 a.m. on the second Thursday of the month at the Oswego County Federal Credit Union, 90 E. Bridge St.
For more information, visit ROC – Recognizing Oswego County’s Facebook page or contact Morey at [email protected]