According to Advisory Board chairman Tom Brown, “A total of 700 meals were served in our dining room or as take-outs at the six dinners held throughout the year and $7,039 was raised.”
A total of 74 dinners have been held since 2007. Although details of early dinners are incomplete, records show that more than 6,549 meals have been served and $78,440 raised to support the ministries of the Army in Oswego County.
The dinners were donated, cooked, and served by Rudy’s Lakeside Restaurant, The American Foundry, La Parilla, the Zonta Club of Oswego, the Press Box, and Canale’s Restaurant. Assistance at the dinners was also given by several volunteers from the community and members of the Lions’ Club of Oswego. Media outlets have been most helpful in publishing our press releases.
The Corps officers and members of the Advisory Board are deeply grateful at this Thanksgiving season for these contributions to the ministry of The Salvation Army throughout Oswego County and for the fellowship we have had with everyone involved in the dinners.
Signed, Thomas Brown, Chairman, Advisory Board