FULTON LIONS CLUB, KATHY’S CAKES SUPPORTS UNITED WAY’S ‘STONE SOUP, TOO!’

February 28th, 2013

81FULTON, NY. The Fulton Lions Club is supporting the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Fifth Annual Stone Soup, Too! lunch to benefit local food pantries with a donation of $500, it was announced by Fulton Club President, David Dingman. “Our club has supported this wonderful United Way program since it began,” Dingman said. “The event helps supply local food pantries throughout Oswego County, and Kathy’s Cakes and Specialty Treats has joined with us and many other local businesses to ensure that it is a success.” Stone Soup, Too! is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tues., March 19 at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton. The donation for lunch is $5 per person and soups will be provided by Blue Moon Grill, Mimi’s Drive-In, Tavern on the Lock and The Foursome Diner. The Fulton club is one of the largest and most active in their district. Lions clubs are committed to sight and hearing preservation. The Fulton Lions Club, also known for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Labor Day Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For further information on Fulton Lions, visit www.FultonLionsClub.org.

PHOTO CAPTION: The Fulton Lions Club is supporting the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Third Annual Stone Soup, Too! lunch to benefit local food pantries with a donation of $500. ! The event is 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Tues., March 19 at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton. The donation for lunch is $5 per person and soups will be provided by Blue Moon Grill, Mimi’s Drive-In, Tavern on the Lock and The Foursome Diner. Fulton Lions Club President David Dingman (center) joins Kathy Hotaling, (right) owner, Kathy’s Cakes and Specialty treats who is donating a large desert tray for the event. With them is Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County. For more information: 593-1900, ex. 202, or e-mail loisunitedway@windstream.net.

Walmart Lends Support to the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon

February 28th, 2013

80Fulton, NY – With plans for the United Way’s 5th Annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon underway, the Walmart Supercenter on Route 3 in Granby will be lending its support to the event by hosting a food drive on Saturday, March 16th.

From 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Walmart employees will be donating their time to collect donations of non-perishable food items and invite the community to attend the United Way’s 5th annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon. All donations will be used to help stock the shelves of food pantries throughout Oswego County, including Catholic Charities of Oswego County, which will have a van on hand that Walmart employees are looking forward to filling with food donations.

“We are very appreciative of Walmart’s efforts to help us in our goal to provide our food pantries with some much-needed help,” said Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Lois Luber. “The management and employees of Walmart are always willing to help us whenever they can, no matter the event. They truly care about their community and have embraced the United Way’s theme of It’s our Community…and it’s Personal!”

Hosted by Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton, the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup’ Too Luncheon will be held Tuesday, March 19th. The United Way invites community members to come together to break bread, warm their hearts, gather with friends, and enjoy a delicious lunch of ‘Stone Soup’ while helping to support Oswego County’s struggling food pantries. “Food pantries throughout Oswego County are hard pressed to meet the ever increasing demand for their services. The goal of our Fifth Annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon is to raise awareness of the food shortage in Oswego County and encourage the community to us help fill the shelves of our area food pantries.”

According to Luber a number a local eateries have come together to ensure that the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too Luncheon’ will provide those who attend with a tasty lunch and a good time with their friends and neighbors.

The United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19th at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton. The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person. All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries. Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries including the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Human Concerns.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Helen Hoefer, supervisor of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Emergency Services program at 315-598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.

For more information contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for photo: Employee volunteers from the Walmart Supercenter on Route 3 in Granby will be hosting a food drive on Saturday, March 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All non-perishable food items collected that day will be donated to Oswego County food pantries as part of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s 5th Annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th the luncheon will at held at 11:30 am at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton and serves as a fundraiser for food pantries throughout Oswego County.

United Way to Recognize Volunteers at Annual Meeting

February 26th, 2013

82Fulton, NY – When it comes to appreciating the importance of volunteering, no one understands it better than the United Way of Greater Oswego County. Volunteers are the lifeblood of the United Way and play a major role in success of many of the United Way’s initiatives and its annual campaign.

On Wednesday, March 13th, as part of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Annual Meeting, the United Way will pay tribute to its many volunteers. “We truly value our volunteers. Without them we would not have been able to maintain the many partnerships and collaborations that we have established over the years. Whether it is serving as a Campaign Coordinator for our Annual Campaign, helping out at our Stone Soup Luncheons, or serving on our Community Investment Committee, the time and effort that we receive from our volunteers is essential in allowing us to continue our mission of building a stronger, healthier community. We are proud of our volunteers and I look forward to honoring them at our annual meeting,” said, Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler.

Sponsored by NBT Bank, the United Way’s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers will be held Wednesday, March 13th at 8:00 a.m. at the American Foundry, Route 104 West (behind Fajita Grill) in Oswego. In addition to honoring the United Way volunteers, Trexler stated that the program for the United Way’s Annual Meeting will also recognize the exceptional individuals and businesses whose efforts help support the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Campaign and the work of the United Way’s member agencies.

Receiving awards at this year’s Annual Meeting are:
– Company Team of the Year – Debra Braden, Sharyl Kelly and Nancy DeGilormo
– Company Coordinators of the Year – Kathy Fenlon and John Ferry with Oswego County Government
– Leadership & Commitment Award – SEFA, Howard Gordon and Christy Huynh
– Spirit of the Community Award – Oswego BPO Elks Lodge #271
– Small Business of the Year Award – Burritt Motors

Lois Luber, resource development director for United Way, said that United Way Campaign Cabinet members and representatives from CENG, Entergy, Novelis, Bond, Schoeneck & King, and Pathfinder Bank would present the awards at this year’s meeting.

The United Way’s annual meeting is open to the public. The cost to attend the event is $15.00 per person and includes a complete breakfast. For more information on the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers, or to make reservations, contact your United Way office, 315-593-1900 or via e-mail at: loisunitedway@windstream.net, no later than Friday, March 9th.

Cut line for photo: Members of the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Campaign Cabinet meet to finalize details for the agency’s Annual Meeting and Salute to Volunteers. The event, which will pay tribute to the agency’s valued volunteers, will be held Wednesday, March 13th at the American Foundry in Oswego. Seated from left are Doug McRae of Bond, Shoeneck & King; and Dick Delaney of Novelis. Standing from left are Brian Finn of Entergy; Rob Rolfe of Pathfinder Investment Services; and Terry Syrell of Constellation Energy Nuclear Group’s (CENG) Nine Mile Point Nuclear Station. Absent from photo is cabinet member, Jonathan Daniels, executive director, Port of Oswego Authority.

United Way Brings ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon to Fulton

February 13th, 2013

79Fulton, NY – With the need for food subsidy increasing and food pantries throughout Oswego County being hard pressed to meet the growing demand, the United Way of Greater Oswego County is doing its part to raise awareness of the food shortage in Oswego County and encourage the community to help fill the shelves of our area food pantries. On Tuesday, March 19th the United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold their fifth annual Stone ‘Soup Too’ Luncheon in Fulton.

Hosted by Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton, the United Way’s ‘Stone Soup’ Too Luncheon will draw upon the agency’s theme of ‘It’s Our Community…and It’s Personal’ as the United Way invites community members to come together to break bread, warm their hearts, gather with friends, and enjoy a delicious lunch of ‘Stone Soup while helping to support Oswego County’s food pantries that are struggling to meet the increasing demand for their services.

“This is our 5th year for our Stone Soup Too luncheon,” said Lois Luber, Resource Development Director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County. “It is the effort of our volunteers and committee members, and most importantly the strong support we receive from the community who return year after year to enjoy great food and fellowship that makes our Stone Soup Too luncheon such a success.”

To date a number of caring local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary for the Stone Soup Luncheon. Mimi’s, Blue Moon Grill, The Foursome Dinner, and Tavern on the Lock will be providing our soups; Dunkin’ Donuts is donating ‘Boxes of Joe’; C’s Farms will be providing the salads; Red Baron will provide rolls; Kathy’s Cakes and Joe’s Corner Market are donating cookies; Hudson’s Dairy providing water, and cake will be provided by Springside at Seneca Hill. Luber added that there would be table arrangements featuring canned soups, courtesy of Struppler’s Shurfine Market, that will be donated to the food pantries following the luncheon and that the Fulton Lions Club has donated $500 for the purchase of food for our local food pantries.

The United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19th at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton. The United Way is accepting donations of $5 per person. All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries. Attendees are also encouraged to please bring a donation of non-perishable food as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries including the Salvation Army of Oswego County, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Human Concerns.

“Our food pantries are really feeling a strain this year and it is becoming especially challenging for them as they try to meet the demand for food subsidy throughout Oswego County,” added Luber. “The food collected, and the money raised at our ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon will be greatly appreciated.”

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may contact Helen Hoefer, director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Emergency Services program at 315-598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.

For more information contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.

Cut line for photo: United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon returns to Fulton. Committee members for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Fifth Annual ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon in Fulton meet at the Blue Moon Grill to finalize details for the event. Scheduled for Tuesday, March 19th the luncheon will at held at 11:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo Street in Fulton and serves as a fundraiser for food pantries throughout Oswego County. Standing from left are: Steve Chirello, Lori Lyons, Stephanie Budd. Seated from left are: Karen Hubel, Sue Witmer, and Jo-Lynn Phillips. Absent from photo are: Lois Luber, Catherine Trowbridge, Helen Hoefer, Janet Rebeor, Michele Sherman, Gina Camardello, and George Timmins.