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October 20, 2018

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Oz Roller Girls Roll Out Community Support

Meals via wheels - members of the Oz Roller Girls present Major Corinne Hayes of the Oswego Salvation Army with canned goods and other non-perishable food items collected from the community to support the local organization's food services. A portion of proceeds from that bout also supported the local Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic.

The Oz Roller Girls, the community’s new flat-track women’s roller derby league, has blocked out time to address a number of community causes, from hunger to veteran support to animal welfare. Leading up to their first bout, the team mounted a food drive to support the Oswego Salvation Army food services that help hungry families in the community.

Senator Ritchie, Community Agencies To Host Career And Resource Expo

Holly Carpenter of Senator Patty Ritchie’s office recently met with representatives from the agencies and organizations that the senator is collaborating with to host a Career and Resource Expo. From left are: Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler; Director of Community Relations for Senator Ritchie’s office, Carpenter; Executive Director of the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce, Beth Hilton; Christine Weaver, one stop operator with Oswego County Workforce New York; and Jeff Grimshaw of SUNY Oswego Office of Business and Community Relations.

In response to the near record rate of unemployment in Oswego County, Senator Patty Ritchie has spearheaded a plan to help families and individuals prepare for the future. The senator’s office has reached out to organizations and business leaders to form a collaboration that will host a Career and Resource Expo for Oswego County residents.

Cayuga Community College Hosts Book Drive For United Way

Members of PTK at Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus are holding a book drive for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Success By 6 Program. Kneeling from left are Cralynne Abbott; Executive Director of the United Way, Melanie Trexler; and PTK advisor, Kathy Sipling. Standing from left are Corey Fleming, Virginia Buffett, Jim Coulter, Peter Rowley, Thania Reyome, Johnny Santiago, Mary Angela Fisher and Geoff Bertollini.

Faculty, staff and students of Cayuga Community College’s Fulton Campus are accepting donations of new and gently used children’s books for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Success By 6 Program.  The book drive is to collect children’s books for distribution during Fulton’s annual Memorial Day Parade.

Oswego Community Christian School’s Auction This Saturday

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Taking place at the Oswego Armory, West First Street, from 1 to 4:30 p.m., the event features both a silent auction and a live auction, with an impressive selection of auction items to choose from. The event will also include the Oswego Community Christian School’s annual prize drawing.

Child Protection Committee Plans Community Forums April 28, May 3

The Oswego County Child Protection Advisory Council will sponsor two more community forums to discuss issues of child abuse and neglect, one in Fulton and the other in Central Square. Council members are looking for the public input on how people can take action to strengthen families and communities, and reduce incidents of child abuse and maltreatment.

Child Protection Advisory Council Holds Community Meetings

Several members of the Child Protection Advisory Council accept a proclamation designating April as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Oswego County. From left are Melissa Baker, Jeff Grimshaw, Geri Geitner, Kathleen Fenlon, Frances Lanigan, Dr. Marshall Marshall, Karrie Damm, Greg Heffner, Rev. John Canorro, and Dr. Dennis Mullaney.

The Oswego County Child Protection Advisory Council will host two more community forums to provide opportunities for citizens to share their views and develop ideas for preventing child abuse in the county.  The council has adopted the motto, “Our Children, Our County, Our Future – Our Responsibility.”

Oswego Youth Community Orchestra Performance Set

Pictured are the Oswego Community Youth Orchestra Director, Jackie Darvill and the orchestra who recently performed at Safe Haven Museum.

The Oswego Youth Community Orchestra will perform Thursday at 6:45 p.m. at Springside at Seneca Hill, 10 County Route 45A, Oswego. The concert theme is Oswego Stands Proud, featuring music played during some of America’s most difficult times.

Oswego Community Christian School’s Annual Auction Set

Erin Chambers (left) and Kylie Jones work on their designs for the program cover for the Oswego Community Christian School’s annual auction. The event, which serves as a fundraiser for the school, will feature a both a silent auction and a live auction.

One of the most anticipated events of the spring season is almost here. On April 30, the, Oswego Christian Community School’s fourth annual auction will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Oswego Armory, West First Street. Featuring both a silent auction and a live auction, the event boasts an impressive selection of items that will appeal to all ages.

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