Members of the team told 12 News the squad is one of the first in school history to have an opportunity to compete at the national stage, which is set at Disney World in Orlando, Fla,. this year. PORT DICKINSON (WBNG) — The Chenango Valley cheer team held their holiday party at the elementary school Saturday, hoping to raise money to fund a trip to nationals in February. “I love it. I think it’s a great way for everyone to come together and not only buy Christmas presents for the holidays, but also support the sports at Chenango Valley so that we can raise for our goal of nationals,” Aswad said. Cheer captains Madison Aswad and Natalie Gillette said the party gives a chance to shine the light on the school’s sports. Local vendors were invited to sell items in time for the holiday, and kids were treated to arts and crafts as well as a chance to interact with Santa Claus himself. The team is actively looking for donations and sponsorships. To participate, the team asks you contact the through a Facebook or Instagram message.
Some of the companies in attendance included DICK’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and UHS, who was looking to hire 500 people in the region. JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) — Forty different companies attended the Broome-Tioga Workforce job fair at the Oakdale Mall Thursday. Participates were able to drive up and talk to each company individually. Murphy mentioned there were over 130 cars of people who participated in the job fair. Executive Director Robert Murphy says the Oakdale Mall is a popular venue to host the job fair. The Broome-Tioga Workforce says there will be another job fair in the future. “We’ve had other job fairs which we haven’t gotten anywhere near the number of people,” Murphy said. “Those are even virtual job fairs where we’re sending out notices and having people call up for a particular employer.” This is the second drive-thru job fair the organization hosted. The Broome-Tioga Workforce says the job fair gives people opportunities to go job hunting.