Submitted by the Oswego Lions Club
The Oswego Lions Club will hold their 5th Annual Child Safety Day with â€œCow Chip Bingoâ€ on Saturday, September 11th, at Fort Ontario. The Child Safety Day is scheduled from 11 am to 3 pm, and admission is free. The Child Safety Day will feature many booths including Operation Safe Child by Oswego County Sheriffâ€™s Department, bike helmet fitting by Oswego Hospital, Kite Fest and much more. The Oswego Lions Club will be donating 100 new bike helmets for the event.
The â€œCow Chip Bingoâ€ portion of the event will run from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. â€œDeedsâ€ are available for $10.00 each. The proceeds from the â€œCow Chip Bingoâ€ will be used to support an annual scholarship in the memory of Harold â€œHâ€ and Mary Dowd. â€œHâ€ was a member of the Fulton Lions Club who was instrumental in keeping the Oswego Lions Club going when it was on the verge of disbanding in 1996.
The â€œCow Chip Bingoâ€ will take place on a football size field that will be sectioned off into 520 square yard plots. â€œDeedsâ€ are being sold for $10 for each square yard plot. Once â€œPoopsieâ€ the cow is released onto the field, whoever owns the plot that â€œPoopsieâ€ the cow fertilizes, will win $1000. â€œDeedsâ€ are available for purchase at Cakes Galore and More, and Maida’s Floral Shop. “Deeds” are also available from any Oswego Lions Club member. Only 520 “Deeds” will be sold.
“We are very excited to be partnering again this year with Kite Fest. The response we have had to this event has been overwhelming, and we hope it will be something that the entire Oswego community looks forward to every Septemberâ€, said Karen Hammond, chairperson of the event.
Lions International, established in 1917, consists of 40,000 local Lions Club worldwide, with membership of 1.4 million volunteers. Local chapters of the club are committed to serving the disabled, including those with eyesight impairments, hearing loss and other handicaps. The mission of the Lions Club is “to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and internal cooperation. Anyone interested in becoming a member of learning more about the Oswego Lions Club should contact membership Chairperson Karen Hammond at 342-0043.
Anyone who would like more information about the September 11th event can contact chairperson Karen Hammond at 342-0043. To obtain more information go to the Oswego Lions Club website www.oswegony.lionwap.org.