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Oz-Stravaganza! ’14

Important News Releases
For immediate release 4/22/14
Colleen Zimmer 315-415-8546

“Timeless Oz”  Coming Soon
In less than 6 weeks the 36th annual Oz-Stravaganza! will take place in Chittenango, NY, birthplace of L. Frank Baum, author of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Activities will begin on Friday June 6th and continue through Sunday June 8th. A complete schedule of events will be available at: www.oz-stravaganza.com. Beginning Friday afternoon there will be a wide variety of crafters, vendors, food, amusement rides, silent auctions, Oz programming and games in Oz park. Starting in the early evening there will be bands and a chicken barbeque in Community Recognition Park followed by a fireworks spectacular at 9:30 P.M. Saturday beginning at 10:00 A.M.  and continuing through the evening there will be food, games, crafters, vendors, special Oz guests, silent auctions, autograph sessions, amusement rides, entertainment, Oz programming and much more. The grand Oz parade will kick off at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday along Genesee Street. Sunday offers another day of the same activities in Oz park followed by the grand finale at 4:00 P.M.
Registration forms for the annual Munchkin Mile Kids Run, the new Toto Trot and the Oz writing contest are available on the Oz website.
An attempt to break the world record for most people in one location in Wizard of Oz movie costumes will take place Saturday June 7th. Further information is available by calling 315-682-7007.
    Sponsors are needed for some of the activities and special guests. For sponsorship information contact Colleen at 315-415-8546. For information about joining the Oz committee or volunteering Oz weekend call 315-333-2286. Donations can be made payable to: Oz-Stravaganza! and mailed to: Oz-Stravaganza!, PO Box 456, Chittenango, NY 13037.

For immediate release 4/2/14
Colleen Zimmer 315-415-8546
“Timeless Oz” will be here soon
The 36th annual Oz-Stravaganza! in Chittenango themed "Timeless Oz" will be held June 6th–8th. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend all three days of fun filled family friendly activities.
    The grand Oz parade will kick off at 2:00 P.M. Saturday June 7th. To enter a band, float or marching unit in the parade call Jim Raulli at 315-687-3471.
Vendor and crafter sites are currently available in Oz park. For applications and information contact Mark Sample 315-687-6972 or Lynne Bunce 315-530- 3319.
    The Oz committee is proud to announce an amazing guest list for the festival including: Caren Marsh-Doll, John Fricke, Bob and Clare Baum, Roger and Charlene Baum, Jonathan Shirshekan, Paul Miles Schneider, Christiana Rickard, Myrna Swensen and Ryan J. Bios are available at: www.oz-stravaganza.com. The committee is seeking sponsorship and donations of frequent flier miles for the special guests. For further information contact: Colleen Zimmer 315-415-8546.
    The board of directors of the International L. Frank Baum and All Things Oz Historical Foundation, a 501C3 non profit foundation is also seeking donations for the All Things Oz museum as the museum prepares to move to its new home at 219 Genesee Street, Chittenango. Checks for museum donations should be made payable to: All Things Oz. Checks for the festival should be made payable to Oz-Stravaganza!. All donations should be mailed to: P.O. Box 456, Chittenango, NY 13037. Information regarding the festival and the museum is available at: www.oz-stravaganza.com.

For immediate release 3/17/14
Colleen Zimmer 315-415-8546
Be a Part of History, World Record Attempt Planned in Chittenango
As promised at the 2013 Oz-Stravaganza!, the 36th Annual Oz-Stravaganza! Festival in Chittenango will include an attempt to break the World Record for most people in Wizard of Oz movie character costumes in one location. The attempt will take place on Saturday June 7th prior to the Grand Oz Parade. Everyone young and old are encouraged to participate in this history making event. Costumes must be easily recognizable and must be full costumes. Costumed characters are encouraged to march in the parade following the record attempt. Details as they unfold will be available at: www.oz-stravaganza.com. The Oz committee is seeking sponsors for this history making event. For sponsorship questions details contact: Colleen 315-415-8546.