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OCO Salutes Volunteer of the Year

Writen by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
Fulton, NY – Deputy Executive Director of Oswego County Opportunities, Sarah Irland presented Steve Zink with the OCO Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award at the agency’s annual meeting held April 25 at Springside at Seneca Hill.

The award is given to a volunteer who goes above and beyond when it comes to offering OCO the use of their time and talents.

Steve Zink was honored with the Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award at Oswego County Opportunities’ Annual Meeting. From left are: Executive Director of OCO, Diane Cooper-Currier; Ann Clark of Backstreet Books and Bistro; Zink, Joe Caruana, president of the Board of Directors for OCO; and Karen Merrill, Comprehensive Care Coordinator.
Steve Zink was honored with the Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award at Oswego County Opportunities’ Annual Meeting. From left are: Executive Director of OCO, Diane Cooper-Currier; Ann Clark of Backstreet Books and Bistro; Zink, Joe Caruana, president of the Board of Directors for OCO; and Karen Merrill, Comprehensive Care Coordinator.

“I am amazed to think about the time that community members give to OCO programs,” said Irland. “Over 3,000 volunteers served OCO in 2011. We appreciate all of our volunteers. Without them our programs would not be able to do all the great things that they do,” said Irland.

Since 2010 Zink has volunteered more than 1,000 hours at OCO’s Backstreet Books and Bistro in Fulton.

“Steve is a valuable asset to Backstreet Books and Bistro.  He enjoys interacting with the customers and takes an interest in their well-being,” added Irland.

Other nominees for the Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award, who were recognized at the Annual Meeting included: Sean Broadwell, Head Start; John Pierce, Meals on Wheels; and Donn Williams, Constantia Dining and Activity Center.

OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org