Fulton, NY- The CYO Summer Recreation Program at Catholic Charities of Oswego County concluded with the programÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s third and final theme day. Participants in the program enjoyed a full day of carnival themed games and activities including the highlight of the day, the use of an Air Hop of Air Hop Inflatables.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Our theme days are always a big hit,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Coordinator of the CYO Program, Jim Smiley. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Carnival Day along with our other theme days, Pirate Day and Halloween Day, were our most well attended days of the program with more than 300 children from throughout Oswego County taking part in those days.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The special theme days, which are made possible through a mini-grant from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, were a special treat for the students as they included entertainment, games, movies, snacks, and a piÃƒÂ±ata reflective of that dayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s theme. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are appreciative of the grant we received from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services. We would not be able to offer these theme days without it. They were an excellent addition to our Summer Recreation Program and the children really enjoyed them,Ã¢â‚¬Â added Smiley.
Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego, and private donations by individuals, local companies, and organizations.
Cut line for photo: Students in Catholic Charities of Oswego CountyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s CYO Summer Program were able to enjoy the use of an Air Hop as part of their Carnival Day Celebration. Children participated in a number of carnival themed activities but the highlight of the day was playing in the Air Hop. For more information on Catholic CharitiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ CYO Program you may contact Jim Smiley at 598-3980. Pictured above from left are Mike Falise of Air Hop Inflatables and Bill Kemp of the CYO Summer Program.