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It's OHS Homecoming; BucFest Set for Another Celebration
The Oswego Buccaneer Boosters and the Oswego City School District have coordinated this event in hopes of not only bringing students and staff to the various activities, but also getting the entire area involved.
The kick off to Buccaneer Blue Week is Saturday, September 22 and it will culminate a week later.
This year a special “Buc Pride’ event is scheduled for the first time. Organizers of the festivities are asking that businesses and homes throughout the area decorate in blue and white. Participants are asked to take a photo and submit it was October 8 to BucFest/Buccaneer Boosters, P.O. Box 5310, Oswego, N.Y. 13126.
A variety of events are on tap.
Throughout the week Buc teams will be completing in sports action and it is hoped that support will be high at each home event.
On Monday, September 24 the annual Powder Puff Football Game, pitting the junior and senior girls against one another will be played at 5:30 p.m. at Joe Wilbert Stadium, adjacent to Frederick Leighton Elementary School.
Also on Monday the varsity golf team will host Liverpool at the Oswego Country Club beginning at 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday the girls' varsity tennis team will host Nottingham at the OHS courts at 4:30 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. the girls' swimming team will be in the OHS pool against Liverpool. Girls' volleyball action is set for Powers Gym at Leighton with varsity action set for 6:30 p.m. Meanwhile, also at 6:30 p.m., the varsity girls' soccer taem squares off against Central Square at the Turrill Street Field.
Thursday, Septebmer 27, girls' varsity soccer meets Fayetteville-Manlius at 6:30 p.m. at the Turrill Street Field.
On Friday, September 28 the boys' varsity soccer team hosts Henninger at the Turrill Street Field at 6:30 p.m.
The week festivities are in full swing with the annual bon fire at the Oswego High School at 9 p.m. on Friday, September 28.
Saturday, September 29 the Homecoming parade will start on West First Street at 10 a.m. and proceed along West Bridge Street, to Liberty Street and coming to an end at Buccaneer Blvd.
The new Buccaneer mascot will be on parade.
Following the parade the “pre game party” better known as BucFest will be held at Joe Wilber Stadium and at the Oswego High School. In the event of rain the action will move indoors.
The cost for admission is $2, with most of the attractions at the event being free. Every “BucFest” visitor will receive a snack from Frito Lay, and blue or white “Buc Beads” upon admission. The 5th annual “BucFest” has new attractions this year, including: Electric Basketball, Hi Stryker, Photo Booth, and Space Ball. “Each year we try to add new attractions and activities that will entertain and boost school spirit with students, faculty and community,” said BucFest committee chair, Judy Queale-Dunsmoor. “We have a lot to be proud of as Buccaneers, and there will be something for everyone at this year’s BucFest.” During the event a limited number of official “BucFest” 2012 T-shirts will be on sale. The shirts have been designed by Step One Creative. Also, for the first time there will be a raffle table where participants can try to win baskets of merchandise donated by local vendors. All proceeds will benefit the Buc Boosters and future festivals. While at the event, attendees will have the chance to showcase their Buccaneer pride by getting their hair and nails colored in “Buc Blue”, as well as having their face painted or getting a temporary Buccaneer tattoo. Other activities include pumpkin painting and making candy leis. Digital Sound Entertainment will provide music for this year’s “BucFest” once again, highlighted by “Marty the One Man Party.” The popular Dunk Tank is back this year, where students can take turns trying to get their teachers and coaches into the water tank. Guests can play a number of games including the new Electric Basketball and Hi Stryker, Radar Gun Speed Throw, Hippity Hop races and the Football Throw. Prizes donated by Fajita Grill and the Buc Boosters, will be provided at some of the games. Children can also get their photos taken with New York Bold’s “Chef Bold,” Frito Lay’s “Cracker Jack,” or the new Buccaneer mascot. This year’s food menu includes New York Bold blooming onions, cotton candy, snow cones, candy and caramel apples, hot dogs, pizza and pulled pork available through Barlow’s Concessions, Kings Concession, Gibby O’Connor’s Irish Pub, the football boosters, and New York Bold. Immediately following BucFest, at 2 p.m., the varsity football team will kick off the Homecoming game against New Hartford.
The weeklong celebration will come to an end at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 29 with the annual OHS Homecoming Dance in Powers Gymnasium.