July 19th, 2012
Oswego, NY – The Clubhouse Tavern, in Oswego and Wiltsie Construction have joined together to cook up an idea to benefit United Way of Greater Oswego County?s annual Stuff-a-Bus campaign.
On Saturday, July 28th from 8:00 ? 11:30 a.m., The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego will host a free breakfast. Sponsored by Wiltsie Construction and The Clubhouse Tavern, and coordinated by a committee co-chaired by Dan and Liz Dorsey of Eagle Beverage, the breakfast is available free of charge and is open to the public. All donations accepted at the event will benefit the United Way?s Stuff-A-Bus Campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.
?This is the seventh year that we have hosted this event,? said Robert McGrath, owner of The Clubhouse Tavern. ?The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community and we are happy to be able to support their efforts and help raise money for their programs. With the city filled with visitors for Harborfest we are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.?
?We are very appreciative of the support we are receiving from Wiltsie Construction, The Clubhouse Tavern, and our planning committee,? said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, Melanie Trexler. ?It?s encouraging to see that businesses and community members recognize the importance of helping our youth and supporting their United Way. Last year our ?Stuff-A-Bus? program served approximately 1400 students and we would like to help even more this year. I am looking forward to the event and I hope our community members join us for a delicious breakfast.?
In addition to the breakfast, the United Way will also be holding a drawing for a chance to win a mountain bike, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. Tickets are available at The Clubhouse Tavern and the United Way office, 1 South First Street in Fulton.
The Stuff-A-Bus Campaign, made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and more than 20 business and organizations, collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.
The highlight of the ?Stuff-A-Bus? Campaign will be a special collection day on Wednesday, August 15th when school buses will be at the following sites from 9:00 a.m. ? 3:00 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks.
– Wal-Mart on Route 49 in Central Square
– Wal-Mart on Route 104 in Oswego
– Wal-Mart on Route 3 in Granby
– Kinney Drugs at 3318 Main Street in Mexico
– Kinney Drugs at 3873 Rome Road in Pulaski
– Kinney Drugs at 17 South 1st Street in Fulton
– The Hannibal Village Market IGA, Route 3 in Hannibal
– Fulton Savings Bank parking lot, Route 57 in Phoenix
For more information on the breakfast, or the Stuff-A-Bus campaign, or the drawing for the mountain bike, contact your United Way office at 315-593-1900.
Cut line for Banner photo: The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, will host a special breakfast on Saturday, July 28th to benefit the United Way?s Stuff-A-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. The United Way Breakfast, which is free and open to the public, will be served from 8:00 ? 11:30 a.m. All donations collected during the event will support the annual Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. Pictured above from left are planning committee members: John Kelly, Mary Lou Ferguson, Laurie Kelly, Robert McGrath, Jim Schneider, Melanie Trexler, and Co-Chair, Dan Dorsey. Absent from photo are Co-Chair, Liz Dorsey and Butch Ferguson.
Cut line for children cover photo: United Way?s Annual Harborfest Breakfast to benefit the Stuff-A-Bus. Hosted by The Clubhouse Tavern, 126 West Second Street in Oswego, the breakfast, which is free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, July 28 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All donations collected during the event will benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that provides less fortunate students throughout Oswego County with the necessary school supplies to begin the school year. Above are planning committee members Dan and Liz Dorsey with their grandchildren Owen Patrick (l) and Olyvia Rae (r)