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Archive for September 2013

Little Free Libraries Pop Up in Oswego and Nation-wide

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If you’re walking through Brietbeck or Franklin (West) Park a new addition may have caught your eye. Little Free Libraries are popping up in Oswego’s parks as well as around the country. Dawn Metott from the Oswego Youth Bureau was introduced to this idea by a co-worker and thought of the value it could bring to the Oswego community. “Little Free Libraries are sprouting up around the country in little towns and neighborhoods and the goal is to promote people getting to know their communities more and to promote literacy,” Metott said.

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The Second Annual Oswego Dragon Festival a Huge Success for the YMCA

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On September 7th 2013, 28 dragon boats raced one another in the Oswego harbor, all the while raising money for the YMCA’s Strong Kids Campaign. Spectators and other teams lined the fence along Brietbeck Park to watch and cheer one another on. “With 28 boats in the Oswego Dragon Festival this year and many more spectators, we were able to reach more than 3,500 people on race day about how the Y serves it’s communities and how all of us working together can make an impact,” said Jackie Sheffield, Associate Director of the Oswego YMCA.

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The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County and Wheel-A-Way Motorsports present the 10th Annual Blue Ribbon Ride

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Benefiting the Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County, the 10th annual Blue Ribbon Ride Against Child Abuse, is going to be the biggest and most important ride the CAC has seen yet. 320 children and families were aided by the Child Advocacy Center in 2012. With those numbers rising, they are hoping to bring this issue to the forefront and let people know what the signs and symptoms of child abuse are. The Child Advocacy Center of Oswego County provides a safe, child-friendly site for the investigation, prosecution, and treatment of child abuse.