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Stone Soup Luncheon Receives Rock Solid Support

Pictured are some of the many volunteers who helped host the United Way’s “Stone Soup” Holiday Luncheon.  From left are: Helen Hoefer, Dan Hoefer, Laree Pease, Lois Luber, Reverend Andrew Baranski, pastor of St. Joseph’s and St. Stephen’s churches, Queenie O’Neil-Sands and Bernie Henderson.
Pictured are some of the many volunteers who helped host the United Way’s “Stone Soup” Holiday Luncheon. From left are: Helen Hoefer, Dan Hoefer, Laree Pease, Lois Luber, Reverend Andrew Baranski, pastor of St. Joseph’s and St. Stephen’s churches, Queenie O’Neil-Sands and Bernie Henderson.

OSWEGO, NY – Supporters of the United Way of Greater Oswego County filled the Parish Center of St. Joseph’s Church as the community came together to enjoy a delicious meal of soup, salad and breads at the United Way’s “Stone Soup” Holiday Luncheon.

The United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Luncheon provides member agencies and their employees with an opportunity to get together and share a meal with the staff and board members of the United Way as well as community members who proudly support the efforts of the United Way.

Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors and members of the Stone Soup committee were on hand to collect food donations during the annual Stone Soup Luncheon. In front are: Stone Soup committee chair Jim Maloney, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler and resource development director for the United Way Lois Luber. Standing from left are: Nancy Concadoro and Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health, Aaron Thorpe of 24 Hour Record Retriever & Abstract, Deb Deeb, Helen Hoefer and Bernie Henderson.
Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Board of Directors and members of the Stone Soup committee were on hand to collect food donations during the annual Stone Soup Luncheon. In front are: Stone Soup committee chair Jim Maloney, executive director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Melanie Trexler and resource development director for the United Way Lois Luber. Standing from left are: Nancy Concadoro and Marion Ciciarelli of Oswego Health, Aaron Thorpe of 24 Hour Record Retriever & Abstract, Deb Deeb, Helen Hoefer and Bernie Henderson.

“Our Stone Soup Holiday Luncheon was a great success, with more than 125 people in attendance we raised more than $1,070 and collected dozens of boxes of food for our local food pantries. I want to thank the community members who attended, and our many caring sponsors who donated the food for our luncheon: The American Foundry, Canale’s Restaurant, Vona’s Restaurant, C’s Farms, Bosco & Geers, Cakes Galore, SUNY Oswego Auxiliary Services, and Tim Horton’s. I would also like to thank the Oswego Lions Club for their monetary donation and of course our hard working volunteers and committee members, who under the direction of chairperson, Jim Mahoney, helped to make our ‘Stone Soup’ Holiday Luncheon a success,” said Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber.

All proceeds from the event, along with the food donations will be donated to food pantries throughout Oswego County.