OCO honors volunteers

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Board President, Connie Cosemento (l) and Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier (r) present the OCO Distinguished Volunteers of the Year Award to members of the agency’s Bowl-A-Fun committee Debra French, second from left, and Diane Wood, second from right.  Absent from the photo are committee members Betsy Copps, Colette Nellis, Christine Prevost, Toni Ross, Denise Russell and Patrick Waite.
Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) Board President, Connie Cosemento (l) and Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier (r) present the OCO Distinguished Volunteers of the Year Award to members of the agency’s Bowl-A-Fun committee Debra French, second from left, and Diane Wood, second from right. Absent from the photo are committee members Betsy Copps, Colette Nellis, Christine Prevost, Toni Ross, Denise Russell and Patrick Waite.

Oswego County Opportunities (OCO) recently honored members of the agency’s Bowl-A-Fun committee with the Distinguished Volunteer of the Year Award.

They were cited for going above and beyond in offering their time and talents to the poverty-fighting agency.

OCO Deputy Executive Director Sarah Irland praised the group for the work they do and the positive impact the Bowl-A-Fun committee has on the agency.

“These individuals give of themselves and their time to raise money for OCO programs that directly improve the quality of life for Oswego County residents,” she said.

“Over the past 15 years our Bowl-A-Fun committee members have helped raise more the $200,000 in support of services throughout our agency including generators for residential facilities, homeless services, field trips for youth and much more.

“As a result they have had a profoundly positive effect on thousands of consumers over the years,” Irland said. “They are the ultimate example of giving; devoting their time, talents and energy to help people they may never know.”

Meeting on a monthly basis throughout the year, members of OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun committee volunteer their time to plan the event.

From organizing the details of the day to gathering supplies, soliciting prizes, and ensuring the enjoyment of the participants, committee members do whatever it takes to make OCO’s Bowl-A-Fun a fun and successful event.

Members of this year’s Bowl-A-Fun Committee include Betsy Copps, Debra French, Colette Nellis, Christine Prevost, Diane Cooper-Currier, Toni Ross, Denise Russell, Patrick Waite and Diane Wood.

“I am amazed to think of the amount of time and effort this committee puts forth and I am pleased to able to recognize them with this award,” said Irland.

OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966.

A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.  For more information, visit www.oco.org.

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