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September 21, 2018

United Way Stone Soup Too Luncheon Receives Rock Solid Support


Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
FULTON, NY – Supporters of the United Way of Greater Oswego County filled Bishop’s Hall at Holy Trinity Church in Fulton as the community came together to enjoy a delicious meal of soup, salad, rolls and dessert at United Way’s “Stone Soup Too” Luncheon.

The annual event serves as a fundraiser for food pantries in Oswego County.

Representatives from Phi Theta Kappa at Cayuga Community College, Fulton Campus were some of the many community volunteers who assisted with the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too Luncheon at Holy Trinity Church in Fulton. From left are: Dawn Varney, PTK Honor Society; Sue Witmer, director of operations, CCC Fulton Campus; and Vita Marie Racko, PTK advisor.

Representatives from Phi Theta Kappa at Cayuga Community College, Fulton Campus were some of the many community volunteers who assisted with the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too Luncheon at Holy Trinity Church in Fulton. From left are: Dawn Varney, PTK Honor Society; Sue Witmer, director of operations, CCC Fulton Campus; and Vita Marie Racko, PTK advisor.

“Our Stone Soup Too Luncheon was a great success, we raised $1,125 and collected several bins 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: Mimi’s, Blue Moon Grill, Tavern on the Lock, and The Foursome Diner for providing our soups; Dunkin’ Donuts for the ‘Boxes of Joe’; C’s Farms & Davis Bros. for our salad fixings; Hudson Dairy who provided bottled water; Red Baron who provided the rolls; Kathy’s Cakes, Joe’s Corner Market, Price Chopper, and Springside at Seneca Hill for donating our delicious desserts; and Struppler’s Shurfine Market for table arrangements featuring canned soups that were donated to the food pantries following the luncheon. I would also like to thank the Holy Trinity Church for hosting the event; the Fulton Lions Club for their donation of $500; the Fulton Sunrise Rotary for their donation of $100; the City of Fulton, Fulton YMCA, and Walmart Supercenter in Granby for hosting food drives; Sugar Funeral Home of Fulton and Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home of Oswego for sponsoring rides and lunch for residents of Fulton Mill Apartments; and of course our hard working volunteers and committee members, who helped to make our ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon a success,” said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County.

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

United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too luncheon raised $1,125 and collected several bins of food to fill the shelves of local food pantries and help them to meet the increasing demand for food subsidy in Oswego County. County and state officials attended the luncheon to support United Way’s efforts to combat hunger in Oswego County.  From left are: Oswego County legislators Jim Karasek, 22nd District and Terry Wilbur 21st, District; Jennifer Cook, representing Assemblyman Will Barclay; Roxanna Gillen, representing Oswego Mayor, Tom Gillen; Meave Gillen representing Congressman Dan Maffei; and United Way Board President, Kathleen Fenlon.

United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too luncheon raised $1,125 and collected several bins of food to fill the shelves of local food pantries and help them to meet the increasing demand for food subsidy in Oswego County. County and state officials attended the luncheon to support United Way’s efforts to combat hunger in Oswego County. From left are: Oswego County legislators Jim Karasek, 22nd District and Terry Wilbur 21st, District; Jennifer Cook, representing Assemblyman Will Barclay; Roxanna Gillen, representing Oswego Mayor, Tom Gillen; Meave Gillen representing Congressman Dan Maffei; and United Way Board President, Kathleen Fenlon.

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