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Feb. 3, 2006

Families Invited to Winter Wonderland Feb. 23 at Camp Hollis

OSWEGO - Are your children looking for something different to do during the February break from school?

All Oswego County youth and families are invited for a day of winter fun Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Hollis Winter Wonderland at Camp Hollis. This free event will feature loads of games and indoor and outdoor activities from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers from the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau and Reality Check have planned a day filled with activities, regardless of whether there is any snow on the ground!

According to Kathleen Fenlon, director of the youth bureau, "Last year was our first Hollis Winter Wonderland, and it was a huge success! Many families really appreciated having this as an alternative during the week off from school."

"Many people enjoy Camp Hollis during the warm weather," said Jim Farfaglia, who oversees Camp Hollis for the youth bureau. "This activity gives folks a chance to experience the beauty of Camp Hollis at a different time of year."

High school seniors from the Oswego County BOCES Law and Government class have volunteered to assist with the program. Students are helping to plan activities, and will help to supervise at the event.

There will be a warming station with arts and crafts indoors, and free refreshments will be provided. If snow is on the ground, snowshoes will be available at Camp Hollis. Bring your own sled for sledding. Hollis Winter Wonderland is an outside event, so please dress accordingly.

Camp Hollis is owned by Oswego County and operated by the Oswego City-County Youth Bureau as a residential camp during the summer months for children who live in Oswego County. Located at 40 Health Camp Road, off Lakeshore Road in the town of Oswego, the facility is available April through October for use by families, clubs, school groups and other organizations.

For more information, contact the Youth Bureau at 349-3451 or 1-800-596-3200, ext. 3451, or E-mail jim@oswegocounty.com. In case of inclement weather, please call the youth bureau office to make sure the event will take place, or listen to your local radio stations.

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