Mitchell’s Speedway Press Assists Harborfest Organization

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Vendors and businesses simply don’t arrive at the annual Oswego Harborfest celebration and set up their concessions or information booths.

It takes months of logistical planning to organize Breitbeck, the Novelis Family Park at West Park, East Park as well as the river walk.

Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske is heavily involved in a coordinated effort with Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough and Vendor Coordinator Cindy Loughrey as well as the Harborfest Logistics Committee to place all of the participants in a suitable location.

Buske said, “It takes a significant amount of time to plan locations for everyone participating. I would like to thank Mitchell’s Speedway Press and owners John and Kathy Henry for their generous contribution of the wall maps that greatly assist us in organizing what is one of the largest free music festivals in the nation.”

Mitchell’s Speedway Press owner Kathy Henry said, “Harborfest is a great community event and we are proud to be part of it. We would like to become more involved and hopefully these maps will make it easier for Harborfest officials to place the tremendous number of businesses, vendors, musical groups and organizations that are involved.”

These maps are placed on the walls of the Harborfest Conference Room and in the weeks ahead will start to be filled with all of the pieces that make one of the largest free music festivals in the nation such a success.

Mitchell’s Speedway Press provides a wide variety of services including full color printing, graphic design, newsletters, brochures, business cards, flyers, direct mail campaigns for businesses and organizations as well as being non-profit campaign specialists.

The local business possesses full color publisher printing, high speed copy service, folding, binding, invitations, color scanning and much more to provide for printing and publishing needs of businesses, organizations and individuals.

Planning continues, but there is still plenty of room for vendors, businesses or other groups that would like to become participants in Harborfest. There are still openings for businesses, organizations or individuals who would like to become involved with the event.

Sponsorship information is available by contacting Carol Dillabough at 342-7140 or dillabough@oswegoharborfest.com while individual memberships and vendors should call or email Cindy Loughrey at 342-7113 or vendor@oswegoharborfest.com.

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Mitchell’s Speedway Press created logistic maps for Oswego Harborfest. The maps are used to assist in placement of participating vendors and businesses in the July 23-26 event. From left are John Henry, Harborfest Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough, Kathy Henry, and graphic designers Sara Albanese and Kelly Sheridan.

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Ray Bodley Senior Creates Award Winning Harborfest Poster

G. Ray Bodley senior Chlarissia Crast is congratulated for her award winning poster design as it will represent 2015 Harborfest. Joining in the celebration were Harborfest Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough, Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buskey, Crast, Art Teacher Jaclyn Tyler and G. Ray Bodley Principal Donna Parkhurst.

G. Ray Bodley senior Chlarissia Crast is congratulated for her award winning poster design as it will represent 2015 Harborfest. Joining in the celebration were Harborfest Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough, Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buskey, Crast, Art Teacher Jaclyn Tyler and G. Ray Bodley Principal Donna Parkhurst.

OSWEGO,NY (February 18)-G. Ray Bodley senior Chlarissia Crast created the poster design for the 2015 Oswego Harborfest.

In a brief ceremony in the Fulton High School art room Crast was very emotional and excited when Oswego Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske announced that her work was chosen to represent this year’s celebration.

Art teacher Jaclyn Tyler, in cooperation with Oswego Harborfest Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough, coordinated the project.

Buske expressed his appreciation to all of the students who participated.

He told Crast that the poster would appear in the annual program and be on sale throughout the festival and she would receive a professionally framed copy. Buske also invited Crast, her family and art teacher to the annual Harborfest Gala which will be held during Harborfest week. There she will be publicly recognized for her work.

Dillabough said, “There were several entries that could have been selected to represent this year’s Harborfest. Students displayed a solid grasp on what the event is and its meaning.”

Other students who participated included Callie Beckwith, Alexis Caruana, Victoria Gillette, Hayley Grant, Lina Helmsteader, Jennah Lamb, Gabriella Lanza, Julia Polly, Devin Russell and Cara Todt.

G. Ray Bodley Principal Donna Parkhurst expressed pride in her students’ work to assist this community festival.

Buske said, “In recent years students at the Oswego High School developed wonderful posters which were considered and some eventually chosen to be the symbol of Harborfest. I have to thank the OHS students for their contributions.”

Continuing he said, “I wanted to expand the opportunity to other schools and this year thanks to the cooperation between Carol Dillabough and Fulton Art teacher Jaclyn Tyler we were able to include G. Ray Bodley.”

Art teacher Jaclyn Tyler was very supportive of the project and talked about her students’ involvement.

Tyler said, “It was a larger undertaking, but one I knew this particular group of students could handle. They are very talented, creative and hardworking and understand the process of making a successful piece of art. They were excited for the challenge and worked very hard on their submissions.”

Continuing she said, ”Each student grew in one way or another throughout the process and I am extremely proud of them all.”

Of the winner, Chlarissia Crast the teacher noted, “She plans to pursue graphic design after graduating. What strikes me about Chlarissia is that, while she may get frustracted when she runs into snags with her artwork, she never gives up. She is not afraid to ask for help or for advice. She takes constructive criticism well, because she sincerely desires to be better. As every art teacher knows, these are very important qualities for a successful artist to possess.”

This was G. Ray Bodley High School’s first year of incorporating Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator into the Advertising and Design curriculum. Tyler noted, “The majority of my students had never used these programs before this year. When we were offered the opportunity to design the Harborfest Poster, I was hesitant to take on the task as my students were inexperienced.”

However, her hesitation worries were not necessary as the students produced several potential submissions that could have been chosen to be the “face” of the 2015 Harborfest celebration.

 

These G. Ray Bodley High School students all participated in the design effort for the Harborfest poster. In front (left to right) are Alexis Caruana, Chlarissia Crast, Gabriella Lanza and Jennah Lamb while in the middle are GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst, Devin Russell, Lina Helmsteader, Victoria Gillette, Julia Polly, Callie Beckwith and Art Teacher Jaclyn Tyler. In back are Hayley Grant and Cara Todt

These G. Ray Bodley High School students all participated in the design effort for the Harborfest poster. In front (left to right) are Alexis Caruana, Chlarissia Crast, Gabriella Lanza and Jennah Lamb while in the middle are GRB Principal Donna Parkhurst, Devin Russell, Lina Helmsteader, Victoria Gillette, Julia Polly, Callie Beckwith and Art Teacher Jaclyn Tyler. In back are Hayley Grant and Cara Todt

 

 

 

 

 

Harborfest Posters Created by G. Ray Bodley Art Students

The selection of the 2015 Oswego Harborfest poster is just about completed.

This year art students at the G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton partnered with Harborfest to create colorful posters for consideration.

Harborfest "team" reviews poster entries

Harborfest “team” reviews poster entries 

Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske said, “In recent years Oswego High School art students submitted their tremendous poster designs to celebrate one of the largest free music festivals in the nation. We genuinely appreciate what the OHS artists did, but this year we wanted to provide this exciting opportunity to another local high school.”

Oswego Harborfest Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough contacted GRB Art teacher Jaclyn Tyler in hopes of getting her students interested in the project.

Dillabough said, “It has been fun working with the students, seeing some of their wonderful designs and creative processes. The selection was quite difficult as there were several posters that represented the excitement and theme of Harborfest.”

She indicated that an announcement would be made by mid-February in regards to the winning poster.

The Oswego Harborfest “team” reviewed and examined posters that were considered for this year’s annual festival. The poster entries were submitted by students from the G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. Considering the poster entries were Harborfest Business Manager Barb Manwaring, Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough, Vendor Coordinator Cindy Loughrey and Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske.

Harborfest Welcomes New Officers & Board Members

OSWEGO,NY (January 20) –Folks visiting the annual Oswego Harborfest celebration enjoy the food, music, fireworks, but aren’t necessarily aware of what it took to stage one of the largest admission free festivals in the nation.

Executive Director Doug Buske said, “It takes a substantial number of people who possess a wide range of life experiences to organize and stage the annual event.”

Twenty-three area residents and business persons have volunteered to serve on the 2015 Oswego Harborfest Board of Directors.

New officers established in their new leadership positions are Chena Tucker, this year’s president, while Ernest Monts is the first vice president, Colleen Carmella the second president, Joan Carroll treasurer, Marta Santiago recording secretary, Chuck Handley correspondence secretary and Bruce Turner the at-large officer.

New to the board are Mary Greeney, Heathe Jones, Julie Restuccio, Margaret Mahaney, John Zanewych and Ann Kirk.

The six new members join Jeff Bame, Ron Falise, Joe Garafolo, Tony Gentile, Lisa Gray, Marilyn McMillen, Jake Mulcahey, Mike Myers, Amy Tresider, and Dave “Gibby” Thompson in creating an environment that supplies memories and exciting experiences for Harborfest fans.

Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske said, “The teamwork that is involved in making Harborfest the success that it is amazing. Everyone on the board of directors brings a special expertise to the table and that knowledge and experience creates the complete picture that helps provide in keeping Harborfest one of the largest admission free festivals in the nation.”

Oswego Harborfest will begin on Thursday, July 23 at Breitbeck Park in Oswego and conclude on Sunday, July 26.

Loughrey & Foley On Board with Harborfest 2015

Planning for one of the largest admission free festivals in the nation is well underway.

Harborfest 2015 is about six months away, but the part-time staff is dedicated to maintaining the tradition and excitement for this year’s event. The Harborfest sites are being planned, the search for crowd pleasing entertainment is underway and already vendors are planning to take up residence for the 28th edition of the festival slated for July 23 – 26, 2015.

Oswego Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske (center) welcomes two new staff members as Bill Foley (left) will serve in the public relations-media marketing area and Cindy Loughery is the new vendor membership coordinator.

Oswego Harborfest Executive Director Doug Buske (center) welcomes two new staff members as Bill Foley (left) will serve in the public relations-media marketing area and Cindy Loughery is the new vendor membership coordinator. 

However, behind the scenes there are some new faces who hope to make major contributions to assist in the organization of this year’s event.

Cindy Loughrey has been named Vendor-Membership Coordinator while veteran journalist-public relations professional Bill Foley will serve as Public Relations-Media Marketing Director.

They join the team of Executive Director Doug Buske, Business Manager Barbara Manwaring and Sponsorship Coordinator Carol Dillabough in spearheading the organizational efforts for Harborfest 2015.

Buske noted, “It a pleasure to welcome Cindy and Bill aboard. Their years of expertise in their respective fields will contribute to the growth of Harborfest and they will definitely bring some different ideas to the organization. “

Continuing Buske said, “Harborfest is one of the largest admission free festivals in the United States and we want that to continue. We could not do this without the massive amount of cooperation from the City of Oswego, Oswego Fire Department, Oswego Police Department, Port Authority, Oswego Department of Public Works, Oswego County, our major sponsors, our business partners, our ‘friends of the festival’ and of course the hundreds of community volunteers.”

A veteran journalist and public relations professional, Foley said, “This is a new door that has opened that will provide an exciting experience. Harborfest continues to evolve and it is a privilege to be promoting and publicizing an event that attracts not only Oswego County residents, but exposes our natural and entertainment resources to visitors from throughout New York, Canada and the Northeastern part of the United States.”

Loughery also is enthusiastic over her involvement in Harborfest. She has over a decade of experience in customer service at Fulton Typewriter and related businesses.

Of her new position she said, “This is a new challenge which I am excited to begin. Harborfest is an outstanding community event and it is my goal to be involved with food and commercial vendors who will bring a wide variety of choices to Harborfest.”

Every day brings further excitement of Harborfest and updated information will be readily available at www.oswegoharborfest.com.

Sponsors & Members for 2015 Festival-Welcome Aboard

Welcome and thank you to all of the sponsors, business partners and friends for the 2015 edition of Oswego Harborfest Sponsors
Entergy
Port of Oswego Authority
Eagle Beverage-Budweiser
Eagle Beverage-Labatt’s Blue Light
Cayuga Community College
Oswego Palladium Times
Novelis
NRG Energy
NBT Bank
Pathfinder Bank
C&S Companies
National Grid
A-Verdi Storage Containers
Quality Carpets
Pipefitters & Plumbers Union
Fulton Savings Bank
Eastern Short Associates Insurance
Mitchell Printing
Ameriprise Financial
Business Partners
JP Wholesale Jewelers
Marketing
New York State Lottery
Peace Corps
Visionworks
Membership
Larry and Mary Lou Heintz
Donald and Maureen Feck
Marilyn A. McMillen
Paura’s Discount Liquor Store
John Woods
Alexandra Ackerman
Matt Chetney
Bob and Barb Sugar
Sharon Noel
Mrs. Margaret Falise
Marion Duplessis
Gen Loughrey
Susan P. Downey
Maria Conzone
Gregory Dufore
John & Shirley Conley
Peter Reidy
Marilynn J. Smiley
Tom & Mary Restuccio
Michael & Joanne Segretto
Jane E. Wright
Helen M. Breitbeck
David & Mary Roman
Charlie & Denise O’Connor
Barbara J. Handley-Place
Jim & Juanita Tschudy
Dr. Ernest Mears, Dentist
William & Cynthia Fatiga
Eva Briggs
James & Karen Metcalf
Arlene & Larry Spizman
Daniel & Mary Stergius
Carol & Gary Fox
Matt Chetney
Dr. Vilma Junio (supporting emergency services)
Mary Lue Ferguson
Dowdle Funeral Home

PERFORMING ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR HARBORFEST 2015

For Immediate Release
Contact: Barbara A. Manwaring 343-1229
PERFORMING ARTISTS SOUGHT FOR HARBORFEST 2015
Application deadline is January 10, 2015
OSWEGO,NY (October 8) – Harborfest 2015 is seeking performers for appearances at the 28th edition of the festival slated for July 23 – 26, 2015.
Artists of all types of music interested in appearing at Harborfest 2015 can obtain information and an application by clicking here or at the Harborfest office, 41 Lake Street in Oswego, weekdays during normal working hours.
There is no application fee, but a clearly labeled CD or audiotape and press or information kit must accompany each application. Applications must be completed and submitted with all requested information to the Harborfest office by no later than January 10, 2015.