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‘Lucky 13’ Raffle Helps Support Services for the Homeless

Fulton, NY – Oswego County Opportunities is offering a chance to win some exciting prizes while supporting a worthy cause: Helping the homeless.  The “Lucky 13” Raffle is part of the organization’s annual Bowl-A-Fun fund raiser, which takes place on April 13 at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton.

Betsy Copps (left) and Diane Wood, members of OCO’s “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun Committee, are shown promoting two of the exciting prizes that will be awarded to winners in the “Lucky 13” Raffle that will help raise funds for homeless services. First prize is $450 worth of camping gear and goodies; second prize (shown) is an overnight stay and buffet dinner and Vernon Downs Casino; third prize (shown) is a three-hour dinner cruise on your choice of the Erie Canal or Skaneateles Lake. Call 598-4717 for more information.
Betsy Copps (left) and Diane Wood, members of OCO’s “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun Committee, are shown promoting two of the exciting prizes that will be awarded to winners in the “Lucky 13” Raffle that will help raise funds for homeless services. First prize is $450 worth of camping gear and goodies; second prize (shown) is an overnight stay and buffet dinner and Vernon Downs Casino; third prize (shown) is a three-hour dinner cruise on your choice of the Erie Canal or Skaneateles Lake. Call 598-4717 for more information.

“We have three wonderful prizes,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “First prize is a wagonload of camping gear and goodies, contributed by OCO Residential Services employee Chris Minor. Second prize is a getaway overnight stay at Vernon Downs Casino; complete with a Jacuzzi room and sumptuous buffet dinner. Third prize is a relaxing, scenic three-hour dinner cruise on your choice of the Erie Canal or Skaneateles Lake, courtesy of Mid-Lakes Navigation.”

In keeping with the ‘13’ theme, tickets are priced at $5 each or three for $13. Also, only 413 raffle tickets will be sold, making the odds of winning much more favorable. Tickets are available by calling 598-4717 or 342-7532.

Drawing for all three prizes will take place April 13 at the Bowl-A-Fun.

Slots remain available for five-person teams on both flights of bowling, noon – 2:30 p.m. and 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Slots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Registration forms are available at the OCO main office, 239 Oneida St., Fulton; the Midtown Plaza office on East Bridge and First streets, Oswego; and online at www.oco.org

Proceeds will benefit OCO homeless services. These services assist a variety of individuals in the community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. These people do not have stable, fixed, and permanent housing.

“Homelessness continues to be a problem throughout Oswego County, and it impacts consumers of every service we provide,” Cooper-Currier said. “OCO helps homeless individuals and families find safe and affordable housing, and provide opportunities to establish themselves in their own residence.”

In addition to support for existing services, OCO will set aside a percentage of the Bowl-A-Fun proceeds to build financial resources for the future.

“There is a vision for a homeless shelter in Oswego County,” Cooper-Currier said. “As the community action agency for Oswego County, we strongly support this vision because it aligns perfectly with OCO’s mission.”

For registration or sponsor information, to obtain raffle tickets, or to donate a door prize, contact OCO at 598-4717 or visit the agency’s website at www.oco.org

Help strike back against homelessness by supporting Oswego County Opportunities’ “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun and “Lucky 13” Raffle.