Saturday, January 29, 2011

Community Night Out!

The 3rd Annual "Community Night Out" Fund Raiser Dance is nearly upon us! If you are local to the Chittenango, New York area, or will be in the area for the dance, you won't want to miss it.

The annual fundraiser dance is going to be Saturday, February 5th, from 7PM to 11PM, at the Rusty Rail, on State Route 5, in Canastota, NY.
Ticket price: $14 per person
Music for dancing by: Alter Ego

To get your tickets call 415-8546 or 687-6250 Today!

For more details check out the Official Oz-Stravaganza! Website.

New Blog Authors On Their Way

We have some new Blog Authors joining us here at the Oz-Stravaganza! Blog, where we talk about all things related to L. Frank Baum's works, including, but not limited to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Did you know that L. Frank Baum, the Royal Historian of Oz, was born in Chittenango, New York? Every year we throw a great bash in his honor and in the honor of all of the people who have added to and partaken in creating and continuing the telling of great Oz tales. We call this celebration Oz-Stravaganza!, and it is a great event to attend in the pleasant temperatures of Central New York in the summer.

Every year we have a theme. Last year's theme was honoring one of the many books that Baum wrote about Oz, The Emerald City of Oz. That book turned 100 years old last year. This year, our theme is "Celebrating Dorothy". To help us celebrate the character of Dorothy, we are honored to have Caren Marsh-Doll as our Grand Marshal. Did I mention we have an out-standing parade as a part of the event?

This year's Oz-Stravaganza! will be kicked off on Friday the 3rd of June, 2011. We will have some fire-works to kick off the event, and ensure that everyone from munchkins to good witches and everyone in-between knows it has begun. There will be simply more things to do, see, and buy than I can mention in this short post. So, be sure to check back often for more news, and check the official Oz-Stravaganza! Website for the latest information.

Ken Walling
Oz-Historian in Training