OSWEGO — On July 29 from 8 a.m. to noon, the Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, 126 W. Second St. in Oswego, will host a breakfast in support of United Way’s annual Stuff-A-Bus campaign. 

The breakfast is open to the public. There is a suggested minimum donation for the breakfast, with children 10 and younger eating for free.  

All donations will benefit the Stuff-A-Bus campaign that helps provides area youth in need with the supplies they need to begin the school year.  

“This is the 12th year that we have hosted this event,” said Robert McGrath. “The United Way does a lot to benefit the youth in our community. The Stuff-A-Bus campaign is just one of the ways in which they do so and I’m pleased that we, along with valuable volunteers, can continue to do so. 

“We’ve enjoyed plenty of community support over the years and are looking forward to welcoming a big crowd.”

McGrath noted that several local businesses are also supporting the breakfast by supplying menu items, including sausage from Maria’s Restaurant, home fries from Dahl’s Diner, bacon from The Office Tavern and ham from Gibby’s Irish Pub. Breakfast will be prepared by Patrick Berry, head cook at Jocko’s Diner.

Thanks in part to the success of last year’s breakfast, United Way’s Stuff-A-Bus campaign provided approximately 1,500 students with the school supplies they needed to begin the school year. 

“We are very appreciative of the continued support we receive from, The Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer’s Ali, Eagle Beverage, local businesses, our planning committee and the many volunteers that make our breakfast possible. I would also like to acknowledge Pathfinder Bank as our newest sponsor,” said Executive Director of the United Way of Greater Oswego County Patrick Dewine. 

“Businesses and community members coming together to help our youth and show support for their United Way, and the way that we strive to help youth succeed is inspiring.  What better way to strengthen our community than investing in today’s youth, who will become tomorrow’s leaders. I invite everyone to join us for a delicious breakfast,” added Dewine.

In addition to the breakfast there will be drawings for a chance to win a Labatt Bicycle, courtesy of Eagle Beverage. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, with all proceeds benefiting the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign. 

The winner of the bicycle will be announced at 11 a.m. during the breakfast, but those participating need not be present to win. Tickets for the drawings are currently available at The Clubhouse Tavern / Spencer’s Ali and the United Way office, 1 S. First St., Fulton.

Made possible through a partnership with United Way, school districts throughout Oswego County, and a number of local businesses and organizations, the Stuff-A-Bus campaign collects donations of school supplies for distribution to less fortunate students throughout Oswego County.  

The highlight of the Stuff-A-Bus Campaign will be a special collection day on Aug. 18, when school buses will be at the following sites from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. to accept donations of school supplies from pens and pencils to notebooks and backpacks: Walmart in Central Square, Oswego and Fulton; Kinney Drugs in Mexico, Pulaski and Fulton; Tops Friendly Market in Hannibal; and Fulton Savings Bank Plaza in Phoenix.     

For more information, contact the United Way office at 315-593-1900.

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