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September 25, 2018

Oswego’s Independence Celebration Seeks Former Parade Organizers


OSWEGO, NY – One of the official signs of summer in Oswego is the Independence Celebration, which will be held on July 7 beginning with the 50th Anniversary Annual Independence Parade at 1 p.m.

The theme for this very special event is “Fifty Years of Family, Fun and Fireworks!”

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Oswego Independence Parade in style, the organizers are requesting participants create floats similar to those from the past, which were decorated to showcase the parade theme. This year the theme is 50 Years of Family, Fun & Fireworks. Pictured is a photo of a parade entry by Hudson’s Dairy, circa early 1990s.

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Oswego Independence Parade in style, the organizers are requesting participants create floats similar to those from the past, which were decorated to showcase the parade theme. This year the theme is 50 Years of Family, Fun & Fireworks. Pictured is a photo of a parade entry by Hudson’s Dairy, circa early 1990s.

The annual celebration began in 1963 and was originally organized by the Jaycees, a local service organization in the community at the time.

The Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s Parade Committee is interested in locating members of the Jaycees and Jayncees who worked on organizing the past parades to march in this year’s event as grand marshals.

If you or someone you know was involved with organizing the parade in the past and would like to serve as a grand marshal for the 50th Anniversary, please contact the chamber at 315-343-7681 or email [email protected]

Applications to for individuals, groups and organizations interested in participating in the 2013 parade are available at the chamber office 44 E. Bridge St., Oswego, and online at www.oswegofultonchamber.com

For more information about the Independence Celebration, please contact the chamber at 343-7681.

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