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November Guest Chef Dinner at Oswego County Salvation Army

OSWEGO, NY – Joey Occhino, owner of Vona’s Restaurant in Oswego, will be providing the next Guest Chef  Dinner at the Oswego County Salvation Army on November 13, serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for dining in or taking out, at the Citadel, 73 W. Second St.

Occhino will be preparing her “best in town” lasagna,using her mother’s family recipe for the favorite dish.

It will be served with tossed salad, bread, assorteddesserts, and beverages.

Vona’s Restaurant was started by Occhino’s parents, Tom and Mary Vona, in 1946, and has been helping to satisfy the community’s taste for Italian foods for the past 66 years.

From left are: Bernie Henderson, chairman, Oswego County Salvation Army Advisory Board; Jesse Fink, Sharon Earl and Joey Occhino, of Vona’s Restaurant; and Major James Purvis, Oswego County Salvation Army Corps officer. They met recently to plan the next Guest Chef lasagna dinner to be provided by Vona’s Restaurant at the Salvation Army Citadel Oswego.
From left are: Bernie Henderson, chairman, Oswego County Salvation Army Advisory Board; Jesse Fink, Sharon Earl and Joey Occhino, of Vona’s Restaurant; and Major James Purvis, Oswego County Salvation Army Corps officer. They met recently to plan the next Guest Chef lasagna dinner to be provided by Vona’s Restaurant at the Salvation Army Citadel Oswego.

The Guest Chef dinners are organized by The Salvation Army Advisory Board and offered to everyone in the community as a fundraiser to help support the services of the Army in Oswego County.

Over the summer the former Salvation Army Corps in Fulton and Oswego were combined into a single corps with responsibility for all of Oswego County.

New officers, Majors James and Kathryn Purvis, were assigned to establish and lead the new organization.

A new advisory board consisting of people from throughout the county has been elected.

The usual services continue to be provided at both the Fulton and Oswego sites with some expansion envisioned for other areas of the county.

A major source of funding for the Army’s local programs is the familiar Christmas kettles.

There are opportunities for individuals, families, and organizations to stand with the kettles at various locations throughout the county this year.

If you would like to know more or offer your services as a volunteer call 343-6491 or stop at the office at 73 W. Second St.