View From The Fourth Floor: March 21, 2012

by Carol Thompson

Yesterday was St. Baldrick’s Day.

Representatives from across Oswego County were honored with a proclamation from the legislature at Thursday’s meeting.

Oswego County Undersheriff Gene Sullivan was one of the participants who went bald in support of kids with cancer.

The money raised from the event is used toward cancer research. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is second only to the U.S. Government in funding childhood cancer research.

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This month is also Colon Cancer Awareness month. John Donohue from the Colon Cancer Alliance was on hand at the meeting to accept a proclamation from the legislature.

Each legislator received a blue and white cancer awareness pin.

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Legislator Amy Tresidder thought it might be a nice idea to recognize the local Girl Scouts with a proclamation.

Hannibal’s Judy Prosser, representing the Girl Scouts, was presented with a proclamation from the legislature prior to the start of the meeting.

Last week was Girl Scout week and it is also the time of the year for the cookie drive.

Tresidder said before the meeting that it was something she wanted to do because the Girl Scouts were founded 100 years ago.  Juliette Gordon Low organized the first troop March 12, 1912 in Savannah, Ga.

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