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United Way brings ‘Stone Soup Too’ luncheon to Fulton

Committee members for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s fifth annual Stone Soup Too Luncheon in Fulton meet at the Blue Moon Grill to finalize details for the event. Standing from left are Steve Chirello, Lori Lyons, and Stephanie Budd. Seated from left are: Karen Hubel, Sue Witmer, and Jo-Lynn Phillips.
Committee members for the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s fifth annual Stone Soup Too Luncheon in Fulton meet at the Blue Moon Grill to finalize details for the event. Standing from left are Steve Chirello, Lori Lyons, and Stephanie Budd. Seated from left are: Karen Hubel, Sue Witmer, and Jo-Lynn Phillips.

With the need for food subsidy increasing and food pantries throughout Oswego County being hard pressed to meet the growing demand, the United Way of Greater Oswego County is doing its part to raise awareness of the food shortage in Oswego County and encourage the community to help fill the shelves of area food pantries.

Tuesday, March 19, the United Way of Greater Oswego County will hold their fifth annual Stone Soup Too luncheon in Fulton. Hosted by Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St., Fulton, the United Way’s luncheon will draw upon the agency’s theme of “It’s Our Community…and It’s Personal” as the United Way invites community members to come together to break bread, warm their hearts, gather with friends, and enjoy a lunch of Stone Soup.

“This is our fifth year for our Stone Soup Too luncheon,” said Lois Luber, resource development director for the United Way of Greater Oswego County. “It is the effort of our volunteers and committee members and most importantly the strong support we receive from the community who return year after year to enjoy great food and fellowship that makes our Stone Soup Too luncheon such a success.”

To date a number of caring local businesses have come forward to donate the food and beverages necessary for the Stone Soup Luncheon. The United Way’s ‘Stone Soup Too’ Luncheon is open to the public and will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  The United Way is accepting donations per person.  All proceeds from the luncheon will be used to support area food pantries.

Attendees are also encouraged to bring a donation of non-perishable food as the United Way will be collecting donations for area food pantries including the Salvation Army of Oswego County, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and Human Concerns.

Those unable to attend the luncheon but would like to donate food items may call Helen Hoefer, director of Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Emergency Services program at 598-3980 for information on where to drop off non-perishable food donations throughout Oswego County.

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United Way Golf Classic to tee off July 16

The United Way of Greater Oswego County’s annual Golf Classic will be held Monday, July 16 at the Oswego County Club.

Now in its 17th year, the United Way Golf Classic provides community members with an opportunity to enjoy a day of golf while supporting their local United Way.

According to United Way Resource Development Director Lois Luber, the new location has created a new level of excitement for the tournament.

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Valley Viewpoint: United Way of Greater Oswego County’s Stone Soup Too a success

by Lois Luber of the United Way of Greater Oswego County

I extend a heartfelt thank you to all those who lent their support to the United Way of Greater Oswego County’s fourth annual Stone Soup Too Luncheon graciously hosted by Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton.

From the large amount of people who attended, to the many businesses and organizations that helped make the event possible, our Stone Soup Too Luncheon was a perfect example of the United Way’s “Live United” concept as the community came together to show their support for the United Way and help our area food pantries.

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