On Monday, Sept. 15, Doug’s Fish Fry will be at Everybody’s Bulk Food Market on 596 Fifth Ave. in Owego. A percentage of the proceeds from Doug’s sales will go directly to the Owego Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange Program. In addition to items from Doug’s menu, members of the Rotary Club will be offering baked goods to customers.
While waiting for your order, you are invited to browse the inventory of Everybody’s Bulk Food Market (www.everybodysbulkfoodmarket.com). The store offers a wide variety of products such as locally roasted coffees, cheese, local eggs, specialty condiments, and baking ingredients including delicious pie fillings.
Between now and Sept. 15, pre-order forms for the fish fry will be available at the store – these forms provide a convenient way to order for a group and have your food ready for pick-up at a specific time.
The Owego Rotary Club’s Youth Exchange Program sponsors both “Inbound” students, young people from other countries who come to spend a year living and attending high school in our local community, and “Outbound” students, young people from our community who spend a year in another country.
During the past year, the Owego Club sponsored four Outbound students who returned here earlier this summer. They were Debbie Kunz from Apalachin who spent a year in Denmark, Justin Gillule from Tioga Center who was in Japan, Katie Pirger from Berkshire who was in Mexico, and Cassidy Tobey from Newark Valley who was in Hungary. These four were among the 8,000 exchange students sponsored by Rotary International last year.
Each of the four returning Outbound students gave a presentation to the Owego Rotary Club this summer, telling about their experience living and attending high school in another country. Each talked about the differences and similarities in culture and how the experience changed them. Each student enjoyed showing the club members their Rotary Blazer with the pins and emblems that they collected during their travels and from their fellow exchange students from around the world.
During September, the Owego Rotary Club will be looking for candidates for Outbound students for the 2015-16 school year. Students between the ages of 15 and 17 who are currently in their freshman to junior year in high school are eligible for the program. Students interested in applying to the Rotary Outbound Exchange Program should contact their Guidance Counselor or send an email to email@example.com.