Jamboree To Benefit Families And Children With Special Needs

FULTON, NY – Tickets are now available for the ninth annual Jamboree fundraiser to benefit Parents of Special Children, Inc.

The event will be held on May 16 from 1 until 5 p.m. at the Fulton’s Oasis Thunder Island.

Pictured are program coordinator Chrystal Hoyt and Sean Pelkey of Flowers by Mr. John.
Pictured are program coordinator Chrystal Hoyt and Sean Pelkey of Flowers by Mr. John.

The family event, which will include chicken barbecue, live entertainment by Bloodline, door prizes, 50/50 raffles, and children performances, is organized by the Parents of Special Children staff and board members.

Parents of Special Children is a 22-year-old not-for-profit community agency that provides supportive services to families raising children and adults with disabilities.

Services include respite care, caregiver reimbursement; assistance with special requests, advocacy and recently the agency has organized and been host to a local group of parents of children with Autism called Connections.

The agency is supported by the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities.

The jamboree is the major fundraiser for the agency each year.

“The jamboree each year has greatly impacted the lives of parents and children served by our agency,” noted program coordinator Chrystal Hoyt. “Many local businesses have offered to assist our agency by selling tickets for this great family fun event.”

Advance sale tickets can purchased for $10 each in Fulton at Struppler’s Shurfine, or at Hair We Are Salon and in Oswego at Flowers by Mr. John’s or Paul’s Big M.

For more information about the jamboree or the services of Parents of Special Children. call 598-7672.