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2019 Christmas Walk Presented by

www.GoOswego.org


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Trolleys, parking and helpful information Take the Trolley to Christmas Walk . . . 3:45-9:30 p.m. Oswego High School | Symphony at the Tillers | Main & Van Buren Streets

Skip the traffic and limited parking in downtown and ride the trolley with some of your favorite costumed characters! Park at Oswego High School or Symphony at the Tillers and hop on board our holiday trolley to ride down to Main Street. Trolleys run on a continuous loop. Thank you, Shodeen Group, Symphony at the Tillers, and Hennessey’s River View Ford!

P Parking | Parking near Christmas Walk festivities is extremely limited.

Consider taking the trolley (above) from Oswego High School. Limited parking is available at Village Hall and the Harrison Street lot. Handicapped Parking | Reserved parking is available at the Oswego Public Library Warming Stations | Patrons are welcome to warm up in open businesses. First Aid | The First Aid tent is at Main and Jackson, next to the Information Booth.

? Info Booth | Need help finding something? Lost child or parent? Just ask!

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In case of emergency or lost child

Call 911 in an emergency The First Aid and Information tents are located at Jackson and Main Street Missing children and parents will be taken to the Information tent. Police officers are stationed at pedestrian crossings around the fesival


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Entertainment! Oswego Public Library

1 5:15-5:45 p.m. | Fox River Academy Suzuki Strings Ensemble

6:30-7:15 p.m. | Presbyterian Bell Choir 7:30-8:00 p.m. | Dave Margolis

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Jefferson and Main Streets 6:00-6:30 p.m. | Oswego High School Dance Team Little White School Museum

17 5:00-5:30 p.m. | Thompson Junior High Choir

5:45-6:15 p.m. | Murphy Junior High Choir 6:30-7:00 p.m. | Traughber Junior High Choir 7:15-7:45 p.m. | Bednarcik Junior High Choir 8:00-8:30 p.m. | Plank Junior High Choir

67 Jackson Street presented by

5:30-5:50 p.m. | Tree Lighting Ceremony 6:00-6:50 p.m. | Allegro School of Dance presented by 7:00-7:20 p.m. | Spolight, the Oswego East Vocal Jazz Ensemble 7:30-7:50 p.m. | DJ 45 126 Main Street presented by 126 S. Main Street Oswego, IL

p: 630-551-3355 schoppedesign.net

5:00-5:20 p.m. | Oswego East Tri-M Music Society 6:00-6:20 p.m. | Fox River Academy Student Performance 6:30-6:50 p.m. | Bednarcik Holiday Choir 7:00-7:20 p.m. | Murphy Junior High Choir 50 Van Buren Street presented by

5:50-6:50 p.m. | Oswego East Tri-M Music Society 7:00-7:50 p.m. | Oswego’s Own Lil’ Big Band Main Street 8:00 p.m. | Thank you, Oswego Fire Protection District!

Silent Illuminated Parade


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Friday, Dec. 6 All activities take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. on Main Street, unless otherwise noted. See map, pages 14-15. 2 Live Holiday Music | Oswego

Public Library, 32 W. Jefferson Street | Listen to a variety of holidayand winter-themed music from several musical groups. See schedule on page 4.

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Holiday Open House and Book Sale | ACES Education, 25 West Jefferson Street | Make and take a Grinch-y ornament ($5 each or 3 for $10), enjoy a holiday treat, take a photo in Whoville, and find a gift for the book lover on your list at the Anderson’s Bookstore Popup Shop! Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, 9-4 p.m.

Tree-Lighting Ceremony 5:30 p.m. Jackson and Main Street

Join Village President Troy Parlier and the Grinch for a traditional tree-lighting turned topsy turvy! See storytelling and live music from Benarcik and Traughber junior high choirs and a presentation of gifts from Cindy Lou Who before we flip the switch on Oswego’s tree!

Thank you, First Place Rental!

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Christmas Cookies | Decorate a Christmas cookie with Longhorn Steakhouse!

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Meet Felix the Fox | Get your photo taken with Felix the Fox, get a candy cane, and learn about Fox Metro’s ‘No Wipes in the Pipes’ campaign to keep our river clean! Thank you, Fox Metro!

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Candy Cane Giveaway | Get full-size candy canes for the kids and $5 gift cards for adults from Brothers Country Supply.

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Warm Wishes | Keep your home cozy and bright with the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program.

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Snowman Bowling | Roll a ball, knock over snowmen, and win prizes from O’Neill Property Group.

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Meet the Yeti | Get your photo taken with a yeti and get a free coloring book from Ron Westphal Chevrolet!

See what’s happening all year long at www.GoOswego.org!


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Friday, Dec. 6 14 Faux Ice Rink | Floral Expressions, 26

Main Street | Lace up your “skates” and glide along the faux ice. Thank you, Ron Westphal Chevrolet!

15 Penguin Launch | Launch a

penguin for a chance to win prizes and candy from Oswego Brewing Company.

18 Christmas Goose Chase |

Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street | Junior high and high schoolers, win free pizza and $100 in Christmas cash in the Christmas Goose Chase from the Oswegoland Park District! More information is available at the Info Booth.

Illuminated Silent Parade

8 p.m.

Main Street

Make way for a parade of Oswego Fire Protection District fire trucks lit up and decked out for the holidays! Wave to Christmas Tree Rex and Anna and Elsa, and help the Grinch learn what it means to save Christmas!

19 Live Holiday Music | Little White School Museum, 72 Polk Street | Enjoy the warmth

of the museum and the sweet sounds of the season from each of our local junior high choirs, performing every half hour. See page 4 for a schedule of performances.

20 Inflatable Obstacle Course| Bounce around and try to make it through

the inflatable obstacles. Thank you, Waubonsee Community College!

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DJ Booth | Put in your special requests with Aurora Pro DJs! We recommend “I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas!” Santa Rugby Toss | Toss a rugby ball through Santa’s mouth to win a prize from Chiefs Rugby Club. Pinecone Birdfeeder | Get an all-natural birdfeeder kit and enter a free raffle for a winter evergreen arrangement from Hilltop Gardeners Garden Club. Spin Wheel | Spin a wheel to win a prize from Top Golf Naperville. Plus each guest will receive a digital $10 Game Play coupon!


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Friday, Dec. 6 29 Spin Until You Win | Spin the wheel and win prizes, including a garage

door opener and other accessories from All Around Garage Door.

30 Guessing Games | Guess the number of items to win jars of treats,

coins, holiday ornaments and more from Heritage Woods of Yorkville.

31 Pictures with Olaf | 72 Main Street | Get your photo taken with Olaf at A

Lady and Her Tools and Forever After Finds!

32 Elf Games | The Lions Club will have holiday-themed carnival games

for kids to play. There will also be a pick-up station for those who have purchased Holiday Wreaths through the Lions Club.

33 Holiday Crafts | Tie up your craft in ribbons and bows with the Oswego

Senior Center!

35 Nativities and Live Music | Church of the Good Shepherd, 5 W Washington | See a

collection of nativity scenes in the sanctuary from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and listen to live music performed by students from Fox River Academy of Music and Art.


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Friday, Dec. 6 36 S’more Roasting | American Legion Post 675, 19 W. Washington | Enjoy the Friday

Fish Fry from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. with an outdoor fire, marshmallow roasting and free hot chocolate.

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Pet Ornaments | Bentley’s Pet Stuff, 100 Main Street | Decorate and personalize your very own paw print ornament.

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Skateboarding Gear | Win a basket of skateboarding gear from the DEN Community Group, opening their new indoor skateboard park in December, plus check out new equipment available for purchase to get yourself geared up for the park’s opening day!

40 Build-a-Figure | Build a Lego figure and take it home for $5, plus find a

variety of Lego gifts from Joe’s Brick Depot.

41 Nutcracker Ballet | Meet and greet the sugar plum fairies and watch

a dance performance from Allegro Ballet of Oswego. See schedule on page 4.

42 Holiday Games | Play reindeer buckets and other games to win candy

and prizes from the Village of Oswego.

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Cookie Tins & maps Available At Marmalade Tree | Bentley’s Pet Stuff | Happenstance Goods A

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Cookie tins go on sale Monday, November 25th

Cash only please, debit and credit cards will be charged a 3% service fee

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Friday, Dec. 6 46 Santa | Fox River Academy, 26 W. Van Buren Street | Santa is visiting Oswego’s

Christmas Walk again this year! Have your picture taken with Santa, courtesy of Locked In Photography. The cost is free and includes a digital link/download of your snapshot!

47 Sledding Hill | Oswego Chiropractic, 54 W. Van Buren Street | Take a ride down the

giant, inflatable sledding hill slide. Thank you, G.A. Blocker and Oswego Chiropractic!

48 Family Activities at the Chamber | Oswego Area Chamber of Commerce, 73 W. Van

Buren Street | Watch a Christmas movie and make ornaments with the kids, drop off food donations for the Kendall County Food Pantry, and stop by for indoor bathrooms, a baby changing area and more, PLUS cider for kids and adults. (Adult cider proceeds benefit the Kendall County Food Pantry.)

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Hot Chocolate Bar | The Sartain Team, 72 W. Van Buren Street | Join the Sartain Team for a hot chocolate bar for $1 donations that will benefit the projects of the Oswego Downtown Association. Must be 21+ and who ID to consume alcohol.

54 Ice Sculpture Carving | Watch as the experts from Chicago Ice Works

carve two holiday-themed sculptures throughout the evening. Thank you, Country Financial – Sherry Tease!

55 Cookie Decorating | Decorate a festive holiday cookie with Big Life

Community Church.

56 Mistletoe at The Marmalade Tree | 79 Main St. | Find the hidden mistletoe

at The Marmalade Tree and win a $25 gift certificate!

57 Lighted Glow Sticks and Letters to Santa | Write letters to Santa and

drop them in our North Pole mailbox. Lighted foam glow sticks and other novelty items will also be available for sale from the Oswego Junior Women’s Club.

58 Hot Cider and Scout Crafts | Join Scout Troop #63 for hot cider and

crafts. Proceeds benefit Scouting activities and events.

59 Marshmallow Toss | Toss the marshmallows in the snowmen and win a

prize from Premier Tint Pros.


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Friday, Dec. 6

60 Christmas Scavenger Hunt | Participate in a scavenger hunt from around the Christmas Walk! Find snowman, wish someone a Merry Christmas, and more. Then spin to win from Altitude Trampoline Park! 61 Penguin Sled Plinko | Drop a disk down the board to win a prize from

Danielle Holman of Broker Century 21 Affiliated.

62 Dog Adoptions | Meet some furry friends available for adoption from

Rescued Rascals and play a dog-themed game.

63 Gift Certificate Raffle | Happenstance Goods, 67 Main Street | Visit Happenstance

Goods during Christmas Walk weekend and enter to win a $20 gift certificate.

64 Magical Reindeer Food | Come to the Kiwanis of Oswego booth to

make magical reindeer food with birdseed, sprinkles and oats to help Santa’s reindeers find their way home, and get a candy cane.

65 Hot Chocolate Cookie Giveaway | Get a cup of hot chocolate and a cookie

for a $1 donation to disaster relief, organized by Crosspointe Church.


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Friday, Dec. 6

66 Reindeer Candy Canes | Make reindeer candy canes and watch the

entertainment of Main and Jackson Street. See schedule on page 4. Thank you, MetroNet!

69 Touch-a-Construction-Truck | Check out our bulldozer and other

construction equipment all lit up and decked out for the holidays! Thank you, Shodeen Group!

70 Meet Live Reindeer! | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Mrs. Claus and the reindeer have

stopped in before heading back to the North Pole. Take pictures, but please do not feed magical reindeer food to the reindeer. Thank you, Baird & Warner!

71 Holiday Princesses | The Prom Shoppe and Bella Gia, 27 Main Street | Wave to the

winter princesses all dressed up in our window!

72 Free Drawstring Backpack | Stop by our presenting sponsor’s booth

for a voucher to get a free drawstring backpack, redeemable at Allied First Bank, 3201 Orchard Road, the week after Christmas Walk! Thank you, Allied First Bank!


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Snowman Match Game | See a snowy booth for some matching fun! Pick two snowmen and see if the bottoms match to win a prize from Community Christian Church of Montgomery.

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Snowman Marshmallow Pops and Ornament Painting | Use candy canes or skewers and attach a marshmallow, eyes, and a scarf, or paint ceramic ornaments with Michelle Halbesma for Circuit Clerk and Jody Gleason for Circuit Judge.

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Robot Demos | Oswego and Oswego East High School students on the Oswego Robotics team will demonstrate robots. Then drive and interact with a robot yourself!

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Decorate Stuffed Animals | Decorate a collar to put on your new stuffed animal toy from Bike Bald!

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Grow a Candy Cane | Plant a peppermint to a grow a candy cane by Christmas, and play bean bag toss for prizes from Cadence Academy Preschool.

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Prize wheel and more! | Meet the elves of Physician’s Immediate Care and spin the wheel of fortune for your chance to win great prizes. Lots of ho-ho-ho and fun games to play! Thank you, Physician’s Immediate Care!

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Match game | Match two pictures and win a prize from Paparazzi Jewelry.

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Warm Smiles | Give people in our community a warm place to sleep this winter! Wrap up in a cozy quilt for an instant family photo (first photo free, additional shots are $1), buy hot cider for $1, and drop change in the donation kettle benefitting Kendall County Public Action to Deliver Shelter. Plus see the mattress, pillow and blanket display to see how homeless people sleep in Kendall County PADS shelters.

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Train Depot | Stop by the KinderCare train depot before you board the Toyland Train.

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Toyland Train Rides | Main Street, with stops at Jefferson and Van Buren Streets | Hop aboard the Toyland Train for a ride up and down Main Street. Parents: The train is a one-way ride only. Pick up your little ones at the opposite end of the street or ride with them. Thank you, Imperial Service Systems and KinderCare!


Friday Evening Activities | 11 ALLEGRO PERFORMING ARTS

1211 FARMINGTON LAKES DR OSWEGO, IL 60543 630.818.6608 WWW.ALLEGRO-PERFORMINGARTS.COM info@allegro-performingarts.com

Located next to the beautiful Oswego Prairie Path and Children of America Always open online!!

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PRE-PROFESSIONAL BALLET PROGRAM PRESCHOOL DANCE

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FREE!

Registration Fee for NEW Oswego Families ($30 value)

6 Music Lessons for the price of 4 - $100

*New families only

“All the classes and performance opportunities of a larger studio but small enough to have a real family feel and individual attention.”-APA Parent 2019

The Allegro Ballet of Oswego Presents

The Nutcracker

A fun tradition for the whole family!

Dec. 8 3PM @ Rosary HS Auditorium Dec. 14 3PM @ Sandwich Opera House

Tickets available at www.tututix.com/allegroballetofoswego


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CHIEFS RUGBY CLUB GIVE RUGBY A ‘TRY’ Athle�c development and fitness for boys and girls age 6-18 Our spring season starts indoor training in January at Go For It Sports in Yorkville. Give rugby a ‘try’ for free before signing up. For more info

Web: ChiefsRFC.org Email: info@ChiefsRFC.org Call: Janet on (630) 642-0463 Social Media : @ChiefsRFC Whether you are a rookie or an all star athlete, there is a place for you on the rugby pitch. Come join the na�ons newest fastest growing Olympic sport… RUGBY!


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Where to eat! 5

Grumpy Gaucho Food Truck | Tasty Argentinian empenadas

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Cheesie’s Truck | Gourmet grilled cheese

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Fay’s Finest Foods | Kabobs, barbecue pork chop sandwiches and more

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Umbrella Azul | Authentic Peruvian empenadas and skewers

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Oswego Inn | 54 Main Street | Special Christmas Walk menu

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Toasty Cheese | Grilled cheese of all kinds and variety of sides

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The Happy Lobster Food Truck | Lobster sandwiches and lobster mac and cheese balls

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Hahn’s Bakery | Butter cookies, stollen, brownies, cinnamon and pecan rolls, and more!

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Church of the Good Shepherd | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 5 W. Washington St. | Famous homemade chili, pie and more in their lower level hall

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Oswego American Legion | 4:30-7:30 p.m. |19 W. Washington | Marshmallow roasting over an outdoor open fire and fish fry!

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Chick-Fil-A Oswego | Chicken sandwiches and sides

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Cupcakes for Courage | Cupcakes benefiting cancer research

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My Funnel Truck | Funnel cakes of many flavors, deep-fried peppermint Twinkies and more

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Taco Movil | Tacos, tortas, burritos and soda

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Genoa Italian Concessions | Italian sausage, burgers, nachos, sandwiches, shrimp and more

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Oswego Brewing Co. | 61 S. Main | Cookie beer Must be 21+ and show ID to consume alcohol

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Village Grind Coffee & Tea | 519 Main Street | Oswego’s own hot cocoa, coffee and treats


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Saturday, Dec. 7 Santa and his favorite Elf! | 12 - 7 p.m. | American Legion, 19 W. Washington Street | Oswego’s favorite Elf “buddies” up with Santa for a magical photo experience! Santa and our Elf are visiting Downtown Oswego to share an afternoon of children’s activities, music, trivia, and fun. Meet and have your Christmas photos taken professionally with the festive duo! Advance reservation required; visit www.lockedinphotography for tickets.

Breakfast with Santa

beneftting Oswego 308 classrooms

8:30-11:30 a.m. Oswego High School

Hosted by the Rotary Club of Oswego and Oswego Foundation for Educational Excellence. Pancakes, pictures with Santa, games and crafts. Tickets are $7 in advance at www.oswegofounda tion.org. Limited tickets may be available at the door for $1 more. Visit oswegofoundation.org for more information!

Cookie Walk 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Main Street Purchase a Cookie Walk tin and visit participating downtown businesses on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to fill your holiday tin with one freshly baked cookie from each shop. Cookie Walk tins are available for $10 at Marmalade Tree, Bentley’s Pet Sutff and Happenstance Goods. Cookie Walk tins often sell out, so get yours early!

Save the date for our next event! Saturday, Feb. 8th FILMS BY AND ABOUT WOMEN

Short films from the big fests — right here in Oswego!

More info at

www.goOswego.org


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Saturday, Dec. 14 Fox Valley Festival Chorus presents “Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?” Dec. 14 | 3:00 p.m. | Sugar Grove Auditorium, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive Come in from the cold and bask in the warmth of holiday music as the Fox Valley Festival Chorus presents its winter concert, “Sleigh Bells Ring, Are You Listening?” Under the direction of Mary Beth McCarthy and accompanied by Bonnie Werthmann and the Fox Valley Festival Brass, the Chorus will perform a selection of sacred and traditional offerings along with melodies guaranteed to enhance the holiday season. A reception will follow. $16 for adults $11 for seniors (65+) and children (12 and under) A small convenience fee applies.

DONATE 2 CANS OF FOOD TO GET 15% OFF A SERVICE VISIT* Highest online customer satisfaction of any Ford dealer in Illinois!

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*Max $100 discount, excludes tires. Food donations in November and December. Expires Jan. 31, 2020.


Thank you to our sponsors!

A final note... Our family-friendly community events happen because of the generosity of businesses invested in our community. Please consider supporting our local business community this holiday season. Interested in reaching our engaged community? We have sponsorship opportunities throughout the year. Email julie at jhoffman@oswegoil.org to learn more.

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