Social services serves up strikes, spares to help United Way

Staff and friends of the Oswego County Department of Social Services gathered to show their support for one of Oswego County’s most vital agencies, United Way, as they participated in the Fourth Annual DSS Spring Bowling Fling.

Held recently at Lakeview Lanes in Fulton, the DSS employee bowl-a-thon raised more than $870 in support of United Way.

“It was a great way to raise money for United Way, said John Ferry of the Department of Social Services.  “Our planning committee members: Jill Wood, Mandi Tice, Veronica Turner and Denise Bowering did an excellent job putting this event together.

“Thirty-two bowlers participated and everyone had a great time! To make it even more enjoyable, we awarded a prize to the team that raised the most money and held a drawing for gift baskets.”

Ferry also said he wanted to thanks  Lakeview Lanes for helping to make the  fundraiser so successful.

Ferry said Department of Social Services staff recognizes the positive impact that United Way has in Oswego County.

“Many of our partner agencies receive funding through United Way. Many of these agencies rely on United Way to help fund critical programs that so many of our county residents rely on,” Ferry said.

“We at DSS support the United Way because we see the tremendous need here in our community on a daily basis and appreciate what the United Way and its partner agencies are doing to help support our community,” he said..

Working through 20 local partner agencies, United Way of Greater Oswego County supports 34 programs in five areas of service: emergency services, children and family services, health and special needs, senior services, and youth development.

For more information on the local United Way, call 593-1900.

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