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Murdock’s Donates Bike and Scooter to Volunteer and Fitness Challenge Participant

Pictured is Summer Fitness Challenge participant Aiden Cornelius, along with Harborfest Children’s Committee member Autumn Mintonye, Ben Turner of Murdock’s, Harborfest Board of Directors President Chena Tucker and Executive Director Peter Myles.

Pictured is Summer Fitness Challenge participant Aiden Cornelius, along with Harborfest Children’s Committee member Autumn Mintonye, Ben Turner of Murdock’s, Harborfest Board of Directors President Chena Tucker and Executive Director Peter Myles.

Pictured is Summer Fitness Challenge participant Aiden Cornelius, along with Harborfest Children’s Committee member Autumn Mintonye, Ben Turner of Murdock’s, Harborfest Board of Directors President Chena Tucker and Executive Director Peter Myles.
Pictured is Summer Fitness Challenge participant Aiden Cornelius, along with Harborfest Children’s Committee member Autumn Mintonye, Ben Turner of Murdock’s, Harborfest Board of Directors President Chena Tucker and Executive Director Peter Myles.

OSWEGO, NY – Since its inception, Harborfest has relied upon the priceless crew of dedicated volunteers who put in countless hours to make the festival a success.

The festival also strives to cultivate healthy behaviors, as well as encouraging growth of knowledge through hands-on activities, in the thousands of children who visit the festival each year.

This year, Ben Turner of Murdock’s Bicycles and Sports, donated a bike and a scooter to Harborfest for the festival’s volunteer giveaway and for the children’s Summer Fitness Challenge, sponsored by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau.

For every hour that a volunteer worked, they were entered for a chance to win the bike.

The winner this year was Robert Fisher.

Pictured is volunteer Robert Fisher with his bike from Murdock’s Bicycles and Sports, along with Ben Turner of Murdock’s, Harborfest Board of Directors President Chena Tucker, Executive Director Peter Myles, and AmeriCorps member Garrett Skinner.
Pictured is volunteer Robert Fisher with his bike from Murdock’s Bicycles and Sports, along with Ben Turner of Murdock’s, Harborfest Board of Directors President Chena Tucker, Executive Director Peter Myles, and AmeriCorps member Garrett Skinner.

The winner of a blue razor scooter was Aiden Cornelius, for his participation in the Summer Fitness Challenge.

Challenges included a kickball tournament, a Soul Hooping workshop with Heather Plyler, games and activities at Movies in the Park and the Harborfest Storywalk, featuring the children’s book Oh, The Things You Can Do That Are Good For You, by Tish Rabe.

Executive Director Peter Myles said, “I would first like to thank our volunteers for their unwavering support to us. It means a lot that we have both familiar and new faces each year and that they donate their time to help during the festival. I want to thank Murdock’s for its generous support as well. They’ve always gone above and beyond in their support of the festival. I would also like to recognize the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, the Harborfest Children’s committee, and all the parents and participants of all the Summer Fitness Challenge and other activities. Promoting wellness in our children is something so crucial in this day and age.”

For more information on how to volunteer or about the  activities for children, please visit www.oswegoharborfest.com or call (315)-343-6858.