A Christmas in July event is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday July 13 at the Dugway United Methodist Church, Route 104, two miles east of the Interstate 81 exit in Mexico.
There will be carnival Christmas games, a drawing and auction with theme baskets, bake sale, cake wheel, craft sale, Christmas items, Christmas dinner from noon to 3 p.m. with ham, turkey and all the fixings.
There also will be a special visit from Santa.
The event will benefit the “It’s Not About Me” group at the church. for more information, call Gloria at 298-4023.
People throughout Oswego County have no doubt heard of United Way’s Annual Campaign and have most likely donate at work or participated in a United Way fundraising event like the United Way Golf Tournament or annual Harborfest Breakfast. Continue reading →
The Salmon River, a major tributary in the eastern basin of Lake Ontario, is a valuable economic and natural resource worthy of protection from the habitat-altering impacts of Japanese Knotweed, an invasive species.Continue reading →
The Oswego City Band will be “Celebrating America” on Wednesday, July 2, performing iconic works by famous American composers and performers, said Trevor Jorgensen, concert band conductor.Continue reading →
G. Ray Bodley Class of 2014 salutatorian Julia Ludington addresses her classmates during her speech at graduation.
Graduation was held June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Ludington was the Bodley High School columnist this school year for The Valley News, with her “Bodley Bulletins” running in the newspaper each Wednesday on the In Our Schools page.
Soon-to-be Bodley graduates Carson Vono and Jessica Vaccaro exchange a high-five just prior to the graduation ceremony June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Valedictorian Michael Holcomb talks to his classmates during the G. Ray Bodley Class of 2014 graduation ceremony June 28 at the Fulton War Memorial.
Montana Blair, center, and Joshua Barnello accept Dylan Blair’s diploma from Principal Donna Parkhurst. Dylan Blair was killed in a car accident June 17 in the town of Hannibal. Montana is his brother and Barnello is a friend who was in the car that crashed, killing Dylan Blair. Dylan was a BOCES student and had studied auto technology.
All G. Ray Bodley graduation photos taken by Kelly LeVea
Valedictorian Michael Holcomb’s speech:
Thank you Mr. Greene, Mr. Charles, Mrs. Parkhurst, Mr. Lynch, members of the board of eductaion. Thanks also to family and friends that have chosen to attend the ceremony, and of course my fellow members of the class of 2014.
As I was writing this speech I would constantly hear two phrases that irked me.
First: “It doesn’t really matter what you say, no one will remember it down the road anyways.” Second: “All graduation speeches sound the same: ‘We made it,’ or ‘We did it,’” and so on. Continue reading →