FULTON, NY – Fifty is the new fabulous, and for the county’s Community Action Agency that’s certainly the case.
Coming up on April 9, is the annual Bowl-A-Fun, one of OCO’s most popular community events.
This bowling tournament fundraiser will be held starting at noon at Lakeview Lanes.
“This year’s theme is ‘Fifty and Fabulous!’” said Diane Cooper-Currier, OCO’s executive director. “We’re going to celebrate five decades of community service: from OCO’s humble beginnings in the mid-1960s to its role as a leading provider of human services today, and cast a vision for the things to come.”
The ‘Fifty and Fabulous!’ Bowl-A-Fun will be a little bit different from previous years.
“We are having just one flight of bowling, from noon to 2:30 p.m. This year it is a corporate competition highlighting our major donors and sponsors, but anyone is welcome to form a team and participate,” Cooper-Currier said.
Cost for this special 50th anniversary event is $500 per team.
“Instead of the second flight, we’re throwing a huge party starting around 2:30 p.m. and inviting the community to come and bowl, have some food, enjoy some music and entertainment and celebrate with OCO,” Cooper-Currier said. “The party is free, but you will need a ticket to enter. More details about tickets and the schedule of events will be announced soon.”
“Folks who come in for the party can enjoy one free game of open bowling and shoe rental. There will be live music by Camillus Connection and a special appearance by Elvis impersonator Tom Gilbo. 103.9 FM The Dinosaur’s own George Hoffman, who is also an OCO employee, will serve as our emcee. We’ll have a lottery board drawing, 50-50 raffle – of course – and a balloon raffle throughout the afternoon,” said Development Coordinator Margaret Barclay.
“We really appreciate Mike and Patty Tryniski donating their space to OCO for this celebration,” said Cooper-Currier. “The Tryniskis have been loyal and generous supporters of OCO for many years. We couldn’t hold this celebration without their support.”
Teams need to register if they want to participate in the first flight of bowling, noon – 2:30 p.m.
Registration opens Feb. 15 for five-person teams. Information is available on OCO’s website, www.oco.org or by calling 598-4717.
OCO holds this fundraiser every spring to help support its programs and services.
“This year’s focus is on thanking the community, and especially those businesses and individuals who have supported OCO and its mission through the years,” Cooper-Currier said. “Our success in fighting poverty comes through working together to make a difference and change lives for the better.”
Did you know? OCO is a private, non-profit agency that touches the lives of thousands of people each year through more than 50 programs operating in more than 80 locations throughout Oswego County. The agency is celebrating 50 years of service in 2016.
For more information, visit www.oco.org