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Cans Along Cayuga- Ithaca Festival Food Drive
Cayuga Radio Group Launches
‘Cans Along Cayuga’ for Ithaca Festival Parade
The Cayuga Radio Group announces a community wide effort to reduce hunger with ‘Cans Along Cayuga", a canned food drive, at this year’s Ithaca Festival parade.
"‘Cans Along Cayuga’ was born out of our discussions with the United Way of Tompkins County," said Vice President/General Manager Chet Osadchey, "They continue to see increased hunger issues within our community, and our team at Cayuga Radio came up with the idea to get as many people to participate in a fun event that would help address this important problem."
"The idea is simple," Said Connie Fairfax-Ozmun, Marketing Director at CRG, "All seven (7) Cayuga Radio Group stations (WHCU AM/FM, Q Country, Lite Rock 97.3, Classic Rock I-100, Progressive Talk, The Vine, and Hits 103.3) will run on-air promotional announcements encouraging people to bring canned goods with them to the May 29th Ithaca Festival parade. We are encouraging them to "line" Cayuga Street with these cans and our staff and promotional volunteers will move along the parade route collecting these cans and stacking them on a trailer. Hopefully, by the end of the parade route, the fruits of our labor and the generosity of our community will be seen in a trailer full of food."
All the food will then be given to the United Way of Tompkins County that will directly designate the recipient organizations.
"It’s a necessary cause," said Osadchey,"And I cannot think of a more fitting setting to visually showcase the power of individuals making a collective difference than at our festival parade."
Contact: Connie Fairfax Ozmun
Cayuga Radio Group
Director of Marketing and Promotions
Ithaca, NY 14850