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March 17, 2015

Get Your Tickets Now for the Giant Chocolate Rabbit Drawing!

OSWEGO - Man in the Moon Candies is donating a three-foot tall,20-pound milk chocolate rabbit to benefit the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. The drawing takes place Saturday, April 4. Ticketsare available at Man in the Moon Candies, 203 W. First St. and at the museum shop inside the old stone fort at Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego.

The fifth annual Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium will be held Friday, April 17 to Sunday, April 19 atthe Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. The event features lectures by top experts on the War of 1812 from Canada and the United States.

Oswego was attacked by the British twice during the War of 1812. The British were driven off in 1813, but returned in 1814 with an overwhelming amphibious force which took Fort Ontario after a stubborn two-day defense.

For tickets and information, call the fort at 315-343-4711 or visit Man in the Moon Candies. For more details about the symposium, contact Paul Lear at paul.lear@parks.ny.gov.

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