| 7 Questions With
Tourism Department Director Fred Crisafulli|
Q: What are some exciting upcoming events in Oswego?
A: Each summer, the City of Oswego is a Port of Call for the US Navy's Great Lakes
Cruise. Usually made by a US Navy "fast frigate", this visit is a chance for the
Navy to inform the public about their responsibilities and to enlist new recruits.
The 1999 visit will be held on August 26th, which will include a day sail and
also private & pubic tours. Also, Oswego is host of
Great Pumpkin Festival, held each October. This annual event promises fun
for the whole family, with delicious food, amusement rides to enjoy, and of course,
incredibly huge pumpkins.
| Q: Will the
Tourism Department book a visitor's stay in Oswego?|
A.: If requested by the visitor, reservations for an accommodation
can be made. Otherwise, the Tourism Department will only provide the visitor with
information on places to stay and interesting things to do.
| Q: What does
the Tourism Department do for the City of Oswego?|
A: The Tourism Department generates income for the city by enlightening visitors
on the things to do in Oswego, which in turn benefits the restaurant and hotel
businesses. By informing the public of the highlights of Oswego, the Tourism Department
also assists in attracting new residents to the city.
| Q: What does
your job consist of?|
a tourism director, my job is to promote and entertain the guests of the city.
| Q: What information
is available for the public?|
A: Numerous different brochures are made available to the public in a display
just outside the Tourism Office. Yhe brouchures contain a wealth of information
about various events that take place throughout the year, fun places for the family,
hotel listings, and restaurant information. Complete with a City of Oswego map,
these pamphlets are very useful for any interested guest.
| Q: Where can
I get more information on Tourism in Oswego?|
A: The Tourism Department, located in the basement of City
Hall, is open from 9-5 Monday through Friday, and Fred Crisafulli can be reached