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OCO Employee donates prize for fund raising raffle

Whether you’re a fan of s’mores, scenic views or slot machines, you’ll find a prize to match your interest in this year’s “Lucky 13” Raffle. The raffle is part of Oswego County Opportunities’ annual Bowl-A-Fun event.

“We have three exciting prizes,” said OCO Executive Director Diane Cooper-Currier. “First prize is a gift package of camping gear and goodies, contributed by OCO Residential Services employee Chris Minor. Second prize is a getaway overnight stay for two at Vernon Downs Casino, complete with a Jacuzzi room and sumptuous buffet dinner. Third prize is a relaxing, scenic 3-hour dinner cruise for two on your choice of the Erie Canal or Skaneateles Lake, courtesy of Mid-Lakes Navigation.”

Minor, a program manager in OCO’s Residential Services Department, wanted to give something back to the agency and show her support.  Her enthusiasm for the project leads her to keep finding things to add to the wagon. “It’s so full now, I really have to stop!” she said.

Included in the prize package (see photo) are sleeping bags, cots, chairs, a camping stove and fuel, ingredients for s’mores, a book that contains information and site maps for all of the campgrounds in New York State – and much more.

Raffle tickets are priced at $5 each or three for $13. Only 413 raffle tickets will be sold. “this number was chosen to match the date of our Bowl-A-Fun, which takes place on Saturday, April 13,” Cooper-Currier said.

Drawing for all 3 prizes will take place at the Bowl-A-Fun, which is being held at Lakeview Lanes on Rt. 3 W. in Fulton. Registration is now open for 5-person teams. There will be two tiers of bowling, noon – 2:30 pm and 3:00 – 5:30 pm; slots are filled first come, first served basis. Registration forms are available at the OCO main office, 239 Oneida St., Fulton; the Midtown Plaza office on E. Bridge and E. First streets, Oswego; and online at

Businesses and individuals are invited to donate door prizes for the raffles and silent auction, and major sponsors are being solicited as well.

“This year’s proceeds will benefit services for the homeless, now and in the future,” Cooper-Currier stated. “Homelessness continues to be a problem throughout Oswego County, and it impacts consumers of every service we provide.” For registration or sponsor information, or to donate a door prize, contact OCO at 598-4717. Help strike back against homelessness by supporting Oswego County Opportunities’ “Lucky 13” Bowl-A-Fun.


Scenes from OCO's Annual Meeting April 9, 2019

Circles of Security changed our lives
Circles of Security is topic of Annual Meeting guest speakers
Congratulations to Whelahan Award winner
Diane Cooper-Currier and Ron Darrow
Finance Director recognized for service
Howard Wilcox Volunteer of the Year Award presented to John Zanewych
New Board Members welcomed
OCO Ex Dir Diane Cooper-Currier and retiring Board of Directors Treasurer Ron Darrow