Oswego animal shelter sponsors benefit dinner

Oswego State students are welcome to come out and support the Oswego Animal Shelter at the Paws-a-Plenty Harvest Dinner. It will be on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 1 p.m.

Tickets will be sold up to the day of the event or when it is sold out and will be held at the Ancient Order of Hibernians located on 22 Munn St. in Oswego.

Amanda Millier and Allison Provost are working with the fundraising committee that is working hard to support the Oswego City Animal Shelter. This committee is made up of a group of dedicated community members who are passionate about animal welfare. The group includes Theresa Makin, Terry Todd and Kim DeMarr-Petrie.

“The money is going directly toward purchasing an anesthesia machine as well as other surgical materials,” Provost said. “The hope is that the animal shelter will be able to construct their own on-site surgical suite in order to provide spaying and neutering service to the community as well as other important surgical procedures.”

“For the dinner, there is a choice of ham or turkey with garlic mashed potatoes, coleslaw, seasonal veggies, cranberry sauce and a dinner roll,” Provost said. “There will be live music, a cash bar, Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, and a bake sale.”

Attendees can also pick up their dinner and enjoy a taste of Thanksgiving while supporting a great cause.

The food for the event has been donated by multiple businesses in the Oswego community, including Bosco and Geers, which provided a generous discount on meat, Price Chopper, which donated a gift card, Paul’s Big M, which donated a gift card, C’s Farm Market and beverage center, which donated vegetables, and AO of Hibernians, which donated dressing.

“This committee is expecting Oswego residents as well as residents from surrounding towns to attend the event,” Provost said. “The work Amanda and I have been doing has been specifically targeted at reaching out to the SUNY Oswego student body.”

Students can find out about the event on its Facebook page, entitled “Paws-of-Plenty Harvest Dinner,” through digital signage on campus, or at to the concourse on Monday, Oct. 27 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. where tickets for the event will be said.

“Oswego students are absolutely welcome and encouraged to attend,” Provost said. “It doesn’t matter who you are. If you are an animal lover and care about the welfare of all animals then this is an event you are going to want to attend.”

Tickets for the event are $10 and pre-sale tickets are available. For more information, contact Allison Provost at aprovos2@oswego.edu or Amanda Millier at millier@oswego.edu or call 315-447-2446.