Foundation plans first fundraiser

Board members of the VOW Foundation met with Assemblyman Will Barclay, center, during their recent trip to Albany. From left Sarah Gauger, Angela Coville, Barclay, Teresa Woolson and Bonnie Caza. They were lobbying for synthetic drug legislation.
Board members of the VOW Foundation met with Assemblyman Will Barclay, center, during their recent trip to Albany. From left Sarah Gauger, Angela Coville, Barclay, Teresa Woolson and Bonnie Caza. They were lobbying for synthetic drug legislation.

The newly created nonprofit charitable organization, The Victor Orlando Woolson Foundation, Inc. (VOW Foundation) will be holding its first fundraiser from noon to 5 p.m. May 17 at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego.

“We are starting out small and simple with a chicken barbecue at Lighthouse Lanes in Oswego,” said foundation President Teresa Woolson.

This first fundraiser will be a chicken dinner take-out event. Dinners will include half chicken, salt potatoes, baked beans and a roll — packaged for pick-up.

Free delivery will be available for three or more dinners purchased in the Oswego/Scriba area.

Tickets are $10 and all proceeds will go to the VOW Foundation to be used for education and advocating about synthetic drugs.

Woolson began the foundation and named it for her son who died after using synthetic drugs he bought at a store in Oswego.

Four members of the VOW Foundation Board of Directors recently made a trip to Albany in March to advocate for the proposed legislation regarding Synthetic Drugs, A.6971/S.5401.

Woolson said synthetic drugs continue to be a problem in Oswego County and more educational events are being planned for this year.

For tickets call Woolson at 402-6119 or event chair Karen Perwitz, at 315-256-3455. The VOW Foundation can be found at facebook.com/TheVowFoundationInc or vow-foundation.org.

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