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Oswego Connects at Upcoming Volunteer Rally

Jan 09, 2017 03:09PM ● Published by Steven Jack

There is a Japanese proverb that says, “Individually, we are one drop. Together we are an ocean.” 

Oswego has long been an ocean of a village, full of many diverse community groups. Whether it is supporting students, preserving our natural spaces, or sharing hobbies each of these groups impressively and effectively work towards positive common goals.

Residents looking to connect with activities and groups in our community will have a new opportunity with this Spring’s #OswegoConnects Volunteer Rally. Likewise, organizations in the village will have time to meet with the public at the event. 

Held on Saturday, March 11 from 9:00am – 2:00pm at Oswego East High School, the rally will match active people with active groups.

The Volunteer Rally will also feature many delicious food trucks for locals on the lookout for lunch as well as a place to invest their time and efforts.

The idea for matching enthusiastic citizens with community groups that align with their interests is a vision from the Village of Oswego’s Board.  Recently, Village Board president Gail Johnson outlined her first goal for the year as “continued and improved engagement”.

At the event, members of the community will be invited to sign up to participate in the Village's Inaugural Day of Service. The Day of Service will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 throughout Oswego. Service projects on that day will include Oswegoland Park District natural resource projects, Oswego Senior Center projects, and more.

Organizations from the Oswegoland area are welcome to submit their application through the www.oswegoconnects.com website. Booths are $40 for each group, a fee that will be discounted to $20 until February 1. Each group will have one table at the #OswegoConnects Community Rally on Saturday, March 11, 2017 and be listed on the website.

Community Organizations and Service Groups will be available to provide more details about their groups and help cultivate the passions of Oswego residents and learn about something new. Groups are encouraged to use the opportunity to grow their organizations.

For more information, check out oswegoconnects.com or contact Michele Brown at the Village of Oswego at 630-554-4636.

PROVIDED BY KRISTIE VEST

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