Valley Viewpoints: Stone Soup success

by Lois Luber, United Way of Greater Oswego County

I extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who lent their support to the United Way’s Annual Stone Soup Luncheon. The event was an excellent reflection of the theme of this year’s United Way campaign, “It’s our community and it’s personal.”

I also offer a gracious thank to our many community volunteers who helped make the luncheon possible; Kathy Fenlon, Kathy Cummins, Mary Kay Donovan, Roxanna Gillen, Joleen DiBartolo, SUNY Womens’ Hockey Coach Diane Dillon, Assistant Coach Chelsea Walkland, and players, Tori Trovato, Jocelyn St. Claire, and Erin Ganley, Becky O’Kane, Deb Deeb, Ali McGrath, Bernadette Costello, Jackie Thorpe, Dan Hoefer, and of course St. Joseph’s Parish for hosting our luncheon.

Their desire to support our local food pantries is a wonderful expression of dedication to their community, their concern for others and their willingness demonstrates that when it comes to supporting United Way, it’s our community and it is personal. Our Stone Soup Luncheon raised more than $1,100 and collected dozens of boxes of non-perishable foods our local food pantries.

Thank you for being a part of our seventh annual Stone Soup Luncheon. It was great to see the smiles on familiar faces and first timers as they brought in their food donations. This event shows the caring nature of our community at its best!

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