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OCO Raffle features three major prizes

FULTON, NY – OCO’s “Lucky 13” Raffle features three major prizes this year, as part of Oswego County Opportunities’ annual Bowl-A-Fun fundraising event.

Perhaps you would enjoy a wagonload of camping gear. That is the first prize in the raffle: $450 worth of camping gear and goodies donated by OCO Residential Services employee Chris Minor.

OCO Bowl-A-Fun Committee members Betsy Copps (left) and Debbie French show off the first prize in the “Lucky 13” Raffle now under way. More than $450 in camping gear and goodies are packed into this collapsible wagon, ready for some lucky winner to enjoy in the great outdoors.
OCO Bowl-A-Fun Committee members Betsy Copps (left) and Debbie French show off the first prize in the “Lucky 13” Raffle now under way. More than $450 in camping gear and goodies are packed into this collapsible wagon, ready for some lucky winner to enjoy in the great outdoors.

“I wanted to give something back to the agency and inspire other employees and people in the community to do the same,” she said.

Maybe a bucketload of cash, or an endless plateful of delicious food, is more to your liking.

We have a second prize to suit your tastes: An $170 overnight stay for two courtesy of Vernon Downs Casino, complete with Jacuzzi in the hotel room and sumptuous buffet dinner. And once you’re on the casino floor, who knows where luck will take you?

Do you prefer to measure by the boatload? Then the third prize will do the trick: a three-hour scenic dinner cruise for two, on winner’s choice of the Erie Canal or Skaneateles Lake. The cruise was donated by Mid-Lakes Navigation and is valued at $108.

“We are pleased to offer three exciting prizes,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “We are only selling 413 tickets, in keeping with the date of our annual Bowl-A-Fun tournament on April 13, 2013. We expect them to sell out fast so don’t delay!”

Raffle tickets are priced at $5 each or three for $13. Drawing for all three prizes will take place at the Bowl-A-Fun, which is being held at Lakeview Lanes on Route 3 West in Fulton.

Registration is open for five-person teams. There will be two tiers of bowling, noon – 2:30 p.m. and 3 – 5:30 p.m.; slots are filled 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

Businesses and individuals are invited to donate door prizes for the raffles and silent auction, and major sponsors are being solicited as well.

“This year’s proceeds will benefit services for the homeless, now and in the future,” Cooper-Currier said. “Homelessness continues to be a problem throughout Oswego County, and it impacts consumers of every service we provide.”

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, 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.