Oswego Health readies Harborfest fun, learning

Oswego Health continues its longstanding tradition of sponsoring the Harborfest Children’s Parade, which begins at 1:30 Friday, July 25th at Breitbeck Park and ends at Franklin Square. Following the parade, the health system will offer fun children’s activities at the park. Pictured are youngsters having fun using the putting green last year.
Oswego Health continues its longstanding tradition of sponsoring the Harborfest Children’s Parade, which begins at 1:30 Friday, July 25th at Breitbeck Park and ends at Franklin Square. Following the parade, the health system will offer fun children’s activities at the park. Pictured are youngsters having fun using the putting green last year.

Oswego Health will once again lead off Harborfest’s Children Parade and offer an afternoon of fun activities for children at Franklin Square Friday, July 25.

The parade begins at Breitbeck Park at 1:30 p.m. and proceeds along West Fifth Street to Franklin Square/West Park.

Oswego Health has long been a sponsor of this popular Harborfest children’s event. Along the route, members of the health system’s Sun Patrol will hand out small packets of sunscreen.

This initiative was undertaken more than 25 years ago after staff from Oswego Hospital’s emergency room noted that many young children were seeking treatment for severe sunburn during Harborfest.

Once the parade arrives at Franklin Square, Oswego Health will have fun activities that include an obstacle course where children can reenact the Battle of Oswego. There will also be a putting green and a football toss game, all part of the health system’s efforts to promote healthy kids.

Also that afternoon at the park, Oswego Health affiliate, Springside at Seneca Hill, is sponsoring two musical performances including Dan Elliot’s Great American Song Book beginning at 12:45 p.m. The band plays the greatest songs of the 1950s through 80s.

Following this show at 1:30 p.m., Josie Waverly and her “My Pal Patsy,” a musical tribute show honoring the legendary Patsy Cline, takes to the stage.

In addition, the Oswego Health system will also provide the necessary medical supplies used throughout the weekend by the Emergency Medical Technicians).

Local EMTs will have first aid comfort stations located at the various parks and venues being used during the weekend celebration.

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