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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-Nov. 30, Oxford Recycles Month in the Village of Oxford.

Now-Dec. 22, Deborah Smith Art Exhibit at 6 On The Square.

Nov. 26th, Dec. 31st, 7 PM, Drumming Circle at 6 On The Square.

Nov. 26th, Dec. 31st, 7:30 PM, the Village Board of Trustees meeting. (Last Tues. of month.)

Nov. 26th, Dec. 10th, Dec. 24th, etc. 7 PM, Lions Club Meeting at Fred's Inn Restaurant. (2nd/4th Tues)

Nov. 28th, 12-noon to 1 p.m, CWU's Community Thanksgiving at St. Joseph's Church.

Nov. 30th, 4-5 PM, Post 376 Early Birds Dinner at American Legion Post 376. (For members who paid dues by Veterans Day.)

Nov. 30th, 7:30 PM, Bobtown at 6 On The Square.

Dec. 1st, 5 PM, Tree Lighting Ceremony in LaFayette Park.

Dec. 1st, by 11 AM, Vintage Quilt Raffle at American Legion Post 376. A benefit for the mission of the AL Auxiliary Unit 376.

Dec. 3rd, 7:30 PM, Oxford Historical Society's Nostalgic Sing-A-Long at Oxford Library.

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

Nov. 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, etc., "Trapshooting Thursdays" at the Oxford Rod & Gun Club.

Nov. 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, etc., 10 AM, Preschool/Toddler Storytime with Carolyn Thau, (Thursdays) at the Oxford Library.

Nov. 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, etc., 6:30 PM, Rotary Club Meeting (every Thurs.) at American Legion Post #376.

Dec. 7th, 9 AM - 12 PM, Santa's Secret Shoppe at United Church of Oxford.

Dec. 7th, and Jan. 4th, 5-7 PM, First Saturday Spaghetti Dinner at St. Paul's Church.

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

Dec. 7th, 7:30 PM, Sloan Wainwright at 6 On The Square.

Dec. 9th (No meeting Jan. 2014), 7:00 PM, AL Auxiliary Unit 376 meeting (2nd Monday/mo.) in Legion Post 376.

Dec. 14th, 8 AM, Christmas shopping & party for Home residents at NYS Veterans' Home. Lunch for volunteers at Legion Post 376.

Dec. 21th, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, Lion Club's Jim Podraza free Christmas Community Dinner at St. Paul's Episcopal Church parish.

Dec. 12th, Jan. 9th, 6:30 PM, Family Night Storytime (2nd Thurs. monthly) at Library.

Dec. 16th, (TBA) AM, Tree, Tree Skirt, & Wooden Train Raffle at Mr. Chubb's on the Park. A benefit for the Oxford Holiday Committee.

Dec. 16th, 7 PM, A.L. Legionnaires meeting at Legion Post 376.(3rd Mon/month)

Dec. 18th, 7 PM, Library Board Meeting at Library.

Dec. 19th, 7:30 PM, Open Mic at 6 On The Square.

Dec. 22nd, 7:30 PM, The Burns Sisters at 6 On The Square.

Dec. 31st, 8:00 PM, New Year's Eve Party Celebrate at Oxford Legion Post 376. Contact them for tickets.

Jan. 10th, 5-7 PM, Opening Reception for Photography of Dan Tefft (free) at 6 On The Square.

Jan. 10th - March 8th, 7:30 PM, Photography of Dan Tefft at 6 On The Square.

Jan. 11th, 7:30 PM, Woodshed Prophets at 6 On The Square.

Jan. 17th, 7:30 PM, Ben Bedford and Tim Grimm at 6 On The Square.

Jan. 25th, 7:30 PM, Patrick Fitzsimmons at 6 On The Square.

Feb. 12, 2014, 10 AM, OIDC meeting (quarterly mtgs.) at Roger Monaco's office.




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