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September 18, 2018

United Way Recognizes DuFore’s Jewelers


OSWEGO, NY – United Way of Greater Oswego honored one of its strongest supports with the award for Outstanding Special Event.

DuFore’s Jewelers was the recipient of United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Outstanding Event Award.  From left are United Way Board President Clark Stanton of Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, Mark DuFore, United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine, and United Way board member Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services.

DuFore’s Jewelers was the recipient of United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Outstanding Event Award. From left are United Way Board President Clark Stanton of Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies, Mark DuFore, United Way Executive Director Patrick Dewine, and United Way board member Rob Rolfe of Harmony Financial Services.

DuFore’s Jewelers was recognized for an event that, since its inception in 2006, has become synonymous with the Christmas season, the DuFore’s Diamond Ring Drawing.

“We are honored to present our Outstanding Special Event Award to a local business that has been a prominent figure in our community for more than 60 years,” said United Way board member Rob Rolfe. “Family owned and operated, DuFore’s Jewelers has provided a source of pride and community to the downtown area since 1956. In 2006 they partnered with United Way to offer a unique fundraising idea; each Christmas, Mark and Greg DuFore create a stunning piece of jewelry to donate to our campaign. To date DuFore’s Diamond Ring Drawing has raised almost $17,000. It is because of this dedication and care for our community that we honor Greg and Mark DuFore with this award. Mark and Greg truly embody the spirit of living united.”

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