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Oxford Holiday Committee’s eighth annual Recycled Holiday Ornament contest - 2011

The Oxford Holiday Committee’s eighth annual Recycled Holiday Ornament contest winners were announced by the honorable Oxford Village Mayor, Terry Stark at the Tree Lighting Ceremony on November 27, 2011. All 51 ornament entries from 26 Oxford Academy Primary School students are considered winners, and received Certificates of Recognition as a show of gratitude; however, place awards in each grade were selected.

Gift certificate prizes were from Oxford merchants - Big Blue/Valero for a two-topping pizza, the Oxford Coffee House for hot chocolates topped with whipped cream, and Hoppie’s ice cream parlor for small ice cream sundaes. In addition, the DEC donated pencils made of recycled newspaper, keepsake mugs of recycled material, NY Recycles 2012 calendars and ecology activity books for prizes.

Students received their personalized ‘Certificates of Recognition’, place award prizes and DEC gifts in school. The document states that, “…while you were having fun creating something from waste materials, you were also learning that if you’re clever, sometimes trash can be reused. This is what environmental conservation is all about.”

The students who showed outstanding creativity and an exceptional understanding of the concept of recycling are:

  • In Pre-K, First Place: Nate Capria for his snowman with a glittering "rockstar" hat
  • Second Place: Tyler Buchetto for his cardboard loop star with blue pipecleaners
  • Third Place: Kameran Franklin for the cardboard Christmas tree
  • In Kindergarten, First Place: Christopher Seminera for his cardboard snowman.
  • Second Place: Alyssa Dunckel for her reindeer.
  • Third Place: Justin Chesebro for his 45 record wreath.
  • In First Grade, First Place: Jadyn Ruff for her ornament with plastic cutlery
  • Second Place: Hailey Fleury for her paper napkin baby doll
  • Tie: Third Place: Owen Capria for his snowman
  • Also in Third Place: Bailey Chesebro for her light bulb Christmas angel
  • In Second Grade, First Place: Tricia Bohannon for her bread bag tabs ornament
  • Second Place: Sylvia Meres for her shoulder pad angel
  • Third Place: Mallory Olsen-Nichols for her straw snowflake
  • In Third Grade, First Place: Jaden Moore for her milk jug basket
  • Second Place: Natalie Barrows for her paper animal ornament.
  • In Fourth Grade, First Place: Makayla Whaley for her Santa’s Helper penguin
  • Second Place: Jonah Loughren for his Coca-Cola polar bear

Students will receive their personalized ‘Certificates of Recognition’, gift certificates and DEC gifts in school. The document states that, “…while you were having fun creating something from waste materials, you were also learning that if you’re clever, sometimes trash can be reused. This is what environmental conservation is all about.”

The DEC also generously donated pencils (of recycled materials) and an environmental activity booklet, for all entering students.

Don’t miss seeing these Recycled Holiday Ornaments on display for the month of December in the window of 6 On The Square (6OTS), a performing arts center and gallery in Oxford at 6 LaFayette Park. Also in the window is the Oxford high school students’ “junk” sculpture to celebrate Oxford Recycles Month. Participating in the same spirit are the Oxford Head Start students whose ornaments are on display in their classroom.

The Holiday Committee gives a very big thank you to Village Mayor Stark who proclaimed November as Oxford Recycles Month, to the DEC for giving this contest statewide recognition, to the supportive Oxford businesses: Woollybear Web, 6OTS, Hoppies, The Oxford Coffee Shop, and Big Blue, to all the students, and to principal, Ms. Laytham, art teachers Katie Thomas and Joni Eaton and to the teachers and parents for all their support. Thank you all for making this such a success!

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Now-May 31, Art of Katie Thomas Exhibit at 6 On The Square.

Thursdays at 10 AM, Preschool/Toddler Storytime at Library in the Community Services Room.

Thursdays at 6:30 PM, Rotary Club Meeting (every Thurs.) at American Legion Post #376.

Thursdays "Trapshooting Thursdays" at the Oxford Rod & Gun Club. Check with them for scheduled times.

April 26, 9 AM, Arbor Day Ceremony & Tree Give-Away in LaFayette Park.

April 26, 12 PM/Noon, Oxford Historical Society Board Meets at Depot-Museum.

April 26, 4:30-6:30 PM, UCO Pork Dinner & all the trimmings at United Church of Oxford Fellowship Hall of the Fort Hill building, across from the Library.

April 26, 7:30 PM, Cheryl Wheeler at 6 On The Square. Rick Gottlieb will open for Cheryl.

April 29, Noon - 5 PM, Blood Drive at High School.

April 29, May 27, June 24, 7:30 PM, the Village Board of Trustees meeting. (Last Tues. of month.)

April 29, May 27, June 24, 7 PM, Drumming Circle at 6 On The Square. (Last Tues. of month.)

May 3 & 17; June 7 & 21, 7:30 PM, Karaoke at Legion Post 376. Open to public. (1st & 3rd Saturday/mo.)

May 3, 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM, Red Cross Blood Drive at American Legion Post 376. Enter to win a $50 Lowe's gift card.

May 3, 7:30 PM, Marjorie Thompson at 6 On The Square.

May 4, 7:30-11 AM, Don Utter Benefit Breakfast, Bake Sale & Raffle at American Legion Post 376.

May 7, then June 4, 7:00 PM, American Legion's SAL Meets at Post 376. (1st Wed/monthly. Not in Jan. or Feb.).

May 10, 8 AM - 2 PM, ALA's Great Garage Sale Day & Bake Sale Shop for housewares, crafts, baked goods, have lunch and more at Oxford Legion Post 376.

May 10, then June 14, 5-7 PM, Second Saturday Spaghetti Dinner at St. Paul's Church.

May 12, then June 9; 7:00 PM, AL Auxiliary Unit 376 meets (2nd Monday/mo.) in Legion Post 376. (No meetings in July or August.)

May 13 & 27, June 10 & 24, etc. 7 PM, Lions Club Meeting at Fred's Inn Restaurant. (2nd/4th Tues)

May 14, 10 AM, OIDC meets (quarterly mtgs.) at Village Hall.

May 15, June 19, July 19, 7:30 PM, Open Mic at 6 On The Square. (3rd Thrs.)

May 19, June 16, 7 PM, A.L. Legionnaires Meet at Legion Post 376.(3rd Mon/month)

May 21, June 18, July 16, 7 PM, Library Board Meets at Library. (3rd Wed.)

May 26, 9:30 AM, Post 376 Memorial Day Parade stepping off at American Legion Post 376.

May 28, 7 PM, Annual Meeting of Riverview Cemetery Association at Library.

May 31, 7:30 PM, Brian Ashley Jones at 6 On The Square.

June 10, 7 PM, Oxford Historical Society presents Linda Lewis-Moors Habitat volunteer who went to New Orleans. Held at Oxford Historical Museum-Depot.

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