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October 15, 2018

Fajita Grill Hosts Fundraiser for Fort Ontario June 7


OSWEGO – Fajita Grill restaurant will host a fundraiser for Fort Ontario from 5 to 7 p.m. June 7.

Proceeds from the June 7 Fajita Grill fundraiser for Friends of Fort Ontario will support new exhibits and interpretive programming at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. This summer an AmeriCorps member, funded by Friends of Fort Ontario, will conduct youth programs featuring historic games and activities for children. (Photo by Kara Alheim, Oswego County Tourism Office.)

Proceeds from the June 7 Fajita Grill fundraiser for Friends of Fort Ontario will support new exhibits and interpretive programming at Fort Ontario State Historic Site. This summer an AmeriCorps member, funded by Friends of Fort Ontario, will conduct youth programs featuring historic games and activities for children. (Photo by Kara Alheim, Oswego County Tourism Office.)

The restaurant, located at 244 Route 104 West, will donate 10 percent of take-out and eat-in sales to Friends of Fort Ontario.

Money raised during the Fajita Grill fundraiser will be used for programming, special events, and restoration projects at Fort Ontario State Historic Site.

Fort Ontario was the site of two battles during the French and Indian War, the objective of the last Continental Army campaign of the Revolutionary War, two battles during the War of 1812, a Civil War recruiting and training facility, a U.S. Army General Hospital in World War I, and the site of the only refugee camp for victims of the Nazi Holocaust in the United States during World War II.

Today, the 444th Engineer Company, 479th Engineer Battalion, USAR, veterans of deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan, carries on a 261-year history of military occupation of the Fort Ontario Military Reservation National Register District.

For more information on the Fajita Grill fundraiser visit www.FajitaGrill.com, or call (315) 326-0224 for pick-up or delivery.

For information on Fort Ontario State Historic Site visit http://nysparks.com/historic-sites/20/details.aspx.  For  Oswego County history and bicentennial events visit http://visitoswegocounty.com/historical-info/bicentennial-of-oswego-county/

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