The Buzz Quarterly Newsletter

Oswego Industries and The Arc of Oswego County have released the latest edition of The Buzz! Check out all that the sister organizations have been up to in the last 3 months.

The Buzz October 2019 Edition


OI Wear Website Launch

OI Wear, which is the apparel division of Oswego Industries, has recently launched OI-Wear.com to sell belts and other items to the general public.

Why support OI Wear?

All proceeds from the sales of OI Wear products go back to the programs and services we provide to people with disabilities.

On top of being ethically and locally produced, our BioThane® Belts are long lasting, waterproof and resist damage from abrasions. The Web Belts offer infinite adjustability and sporty styling.

Shop now.

You can also purchase OI Wear products at area retailers in the Fulton and Oswego area. Find a participating retailer.


5k Event Postponed Until March

The Chili Chase 5k that had been slated to happen Oct. 19 has been cancelled and will be replaced by the All Abilities 5k.

The new event has been tentatively scheduled for March 28 during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.

Stay tuned for more information as race day comes closer!


Chili Chase 5k: Call for Volunteers

Our events are a success because of the many community members who volunteer their time to help out. The Chili Chase 5k needs your support!

We are looking for race day volunteers who are willing to setup and operate water stations, assist in directing traffic, or simply help out at the finish line. 

To get involved, contact us by email or call (315) 598-3108

If you’d rather be a part of our event as a runner or chili taster, refer to our Chili Chase 5k Announcement.  


Chili Chase 5k and Chili Cook-Off

The third annual Chili Chase 5k will be held Saturday, October 19 at the Oswego Industries Campus.

After the 5k, we will be hosting a Chili Cook-Off featuring local restaurants accompanied by live music from local bands.

Register online.

For those who want to register for the Fun Run (FREE) or the Chili Tasting portion ($15) without participating in the 5k, print and complete our registration form and return to Oswego Industries.

What: Chili Chase 5k and Chili Cook-Off

Where: Oswego Industries Campus at 7 Morrill Place, Fulton NY

When: Saturday, October 19. Race day sign-in opens at 8:30 AM; 5k begins at 9:30.

Cost: $30 pre-registration; $40 day-of

All proceeds will help Oswego Industries, Inc. continue to provide services for people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.


Community Shred Day

Our sister agency, The Arc of Oswego County, is hosting a FREE community Shred Day on Saturday, September 14th from 9AM to noon. Bring as much as a banker’s box full of records for safe and confidential disposal. Done in partnership with Proshred Security.

What: FREE Community Shred Day

Where: Oswego Industries Campus at 7 Morrill Place, Fulton (across from the former Bird’s Eye plant)

When: Saturday, September 14 from 9AM to noon


Flame the Band Concert

Our sister agency, The Arc of Oswego County, will be hosting Flame for a free concert in Oswego on September 6. 

Who: Flame the Band

What: Free community concert 

Where: West Linear Park, Oswego NY

When: September 6, 2019 at 5:30PM

Individuals enjoying music by Flame the band

All members of Flame have a disability and yet have worked hard to achieve their dream of becoming professional musicians. Learn more about Flame.

Join us for a fun night of dancing and music!


The Buzz Quarterly Newsletter

Oswego Industries, Inc. and The Arc of Oswego County have released the latest edition of The Buzz! Check out all that the sister organizations have been up to in the last 3 months.

The Buzz July 2019 Edition


PASTA with a PURPOSE

PASTA with a PURPOSE: A benefit Spaghetti Dinner for P.R.O.M. with Silent Auction, Lottery Board and 50/50

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Serving noon — until sold out (Eat in or Take Out)

$10 per person at the door OR call ahead for $8 pre-sale tickets

 Location: Ancient Order of the Hibernians, 22 Munn Street,  Oswego

Dinner includes spaghetti, salad, choice of dressing, bread/butter and dessert.

To purchase TICKETS or donate an item to raffle, contact Jenn at 315-806-2892 or Beth at 315-746-7392.

Funds raised benefit Oswego Industries P.R.O.M. Night: an inclusive event for developmentally disabled individuals to attend a formal evening of fun.

Paparazzi $5 Jewelry by Andrea Bailey: 10% of jewelry sales will be donated back in jewelry for PROM attendees.

 


Oswego Industries presents FLAME the Band

Oswego Industries will host a free concert for the public featuring FLAME, a group from upstate New York made up of 10 people with developmental/physical disabilities, including autism, Down’s syndrome, and blindness.

FLAME is now an international touring band in high demand producing 4 CDs and having guest appearances and performances in People magazine and ABC’s “Good Morning America”.Formed in 2003, the band from Lexington Center, Fulton County Chapter, NYSARC, Inc. has steadily made strides in changing the world through music. They are a phenomenon inspiring people and changing the way the general public view people with disabilities. People of all ages and backgrounds find connections with this special rock band, especially those who have a disability.

The concert has been made possible by a grant to ARC of Oswego County through NYSARC, Inc.

WHEN: Friday, September 15th from 6 to 8 p.m.

WHERE: West Linear Park, Oswego, New York

DETAILS: Doors open at 5. Venue is handicap accessible. Cost is free. All ages welcome.  Food and beverage available for purchase.