Mystic Music Entertainment’s popular Photo Booth has been added to this year’s Substance Awareness Family Education Fair for Positive Message Photos. The Photo Booth will be set up with some positive messages to use and White Boards for your own message. If you are not familiar with the photo booth, it’s similar to the old fashioned photo booths that print out 4 Black & White Photos. However, this one prints out two 4-photo color sheets for each set, and it’s free. Positive Messages are important for not only those in recovery, but to everyone, staying positive helps with both mental and physical health issues.
The Entry Card Drawing will be expanded this year to all ages. This card ensures all those entering the drawing have received some education by at least 8 different providers. Youth 9 and under will enter for a chance to win 4 tickets to the Children’s Museum, those between 10-25 could win an Apple iPod Touch and over 25 could win a $50 Friendly Restaurant Gift Card. The target age group is 10-25 so someone in that age group will win the largest prize – the Apple iPod Touch in Gold. All the games, crafts and photos are free. Games include small carnival-type games along with several different games at participating tables. Craft Table includes all supplies to make a wooden bank and the Activity table includes all materials for coloring and adult dot-to-dots.
A record number of businesses sponsored this year’s SAFE Fair including Laser Transit, Key Bank, Exelon Generation, Entergy Nuclear, EJ Construction Group, Pathfinder Bank, Eagle Beverage Company, Interface Performance Materials, Fulton Savings Bank, Biospherix Ltd., Assemblyman William Barclay, Farnham Family Services, New York Life, NewsChannel 9, Oswego Elks Lodge, Mystic Music Entertainment and iHeart Oswego.
Collaboration with the following service providers make the event a great place for education and information including Oswego County STOP-DWI, VOW Foundation, Oswego Addiction Awareness Group, Oswego County Prevention Coalition and YC3, Oswego County Sheriff’s Office, Oswego County Drug Task Force & D.A. Office, Oswego Fire Department, COCOAA, Farnham Family Services, Harbor Lights Chemical Dependency Service, New Justice Conflict Resolution Services, Inc., Al-Anon Family Group & Al-Anon Teen, Oswego City-County Youth Bureau, Oswego County Department of Social Services – Youth Services, Catholic Charities, Counseling & Healing Arts of Oswego County, OCO Crisis and Development Services, Peaceful Remedies, AA, NA, OA, Al-anon, New York Life, Oswego County Health Dept., Upstate NY Poison Center, New Vision Health Class, New Vision Health Class, Integrated Community Planning Of Oswego County: Tobacco-Free Network & Traffic Safety Board and the Oswego City Police Department. OCO’s Mobile HIV Testing Van will be available in the parking lot for testing and education.
Key Note Speaker is Lee Livermore, Public Educator at the Upstate New York Poison Center. There will be a presentation on Anxiety by Miwa Burdic, Health Student at New Visions Allied Health Program and a local singer/songwriter Erica Perwitz will perform a song she wrote. Raffle baskets and Door Prizes, with donations from Aces Up Trading Post, The Comic Shop, Franco’s Pizzeria, Stewarts Shops, Lighthouse Lanes, Cam’s Pizzeria, Wal-Mart of Oswego, Murdock’s Bicycles & Sports and Meggan Gauger, will be available and were designed by Meggan Gauger. Free Face Painting will be provided by volunteer Charlene Himple and Balloon Artist Hailey Thompson will volunteer her talents.
The event is free and fun for all ages and scheduled for Sunday, April 30th from 12 Noon to 4:00 p.m. at the Oswego Elks Lodge located at 132 West 5th Street in Oswego. Oswego City Mayor Barlow will issue a Proclamation at the start of the event. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Teresa Woolson at (315) 402-6119.