L-R: NYS Assemblyman Will Barclay and Teresa Woolson (President of VOW Foundation)

“I’m pleased to be a part of the Substance Awareness Family Education fair. Teresa Woolson has become an advocate for all to take an active part in educating themselves about substance abuse. I’m hopeful that this fair will reach more families to inform them about being safe. With her help, I’m also advocating in Albany to strengthen our state laws against synthetic drugs through legislation,” said Barclay.

Assemblyman Barclay joins Farnham Family Services, Pathfinder Bank, EJ Construction, Longhouse Construction Group, LLC, Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and the NYS Office of Children and Family Services, Carolyn Rush and Jennifer O’Reilly in ensuring that the VOW Foundation’s message reaches all those in attendance. Local businesses and interested parties who donated gifts and gift certificates will be highlighted at the Fair and on our website.

This FREE family friendly event will be held this Saturday, August 16th from 12 Noon to 5 pm. at the Mexico VFW on State Route 3 in Mexico.

An Apple IPAD Mini and Apple IPOD Touch will be given away. To be eligible to win these special prizes, youth under 21 visit at least 4 exhibits with special punch cards. In addition, there will be many door prizes, the Sheriff’s Department with their Operation Safe Child ID Kits, a member of the Oswego County Drug Task Force will be on hand, along with Upstate New York Poison Control and information on a variety of drugs, addiction and prevention. Carnival-types games, music and food will start at Noon with door prizes all day and karaoke from 3-5 pm. Drinks and snacks will be available for sale. Raffles winners will be announced at 5:00 p.m. All proceeds benefit the non-profit organization The Victor Orlando Woolson Foundation, Inc. (VOW Foundation) to help save lives.

A complete list of sponsors, donations and updates can be found on our website and our facebook For donations or questions, please contact VOW President, Teresa Woolson, at (315) 402-6119.