The Oscars are awarded to the persons that the previous years winners feel have made significant contributions to benefit of the Cayuga Trails Club. It is an honor to be awarded the company of Oscar Gray and Brown, but it is an equal honor to select and award them to the next year recipients.
Oscar Gray and Oscar Brown were first awarded at the club's Annual Meeting in 1972. Since then, they have each been awarded 44 times to 65 different club members some of whom were repeat winners.
In 1981, Oscar Gray and Oscar Brown shared the same home with Doris and Cliff Abbott. They repeated this in 1996 with Harold Mills and in 2005 with Jim and Sigrid Connors. Folklore has it that it was while at the Abbott’s in 1982 that the Oscars were joined by a little Oscar. Little Oscar stayed in the company of Oscar Brown. 24 years later, after the Oscars spent the year together at Jim and Sigrid Connors home, another little Oscar arrived on the scene to keep Oscar Gray company during the years they are all off on their own.
Sometime late in 2010, Oscar Gray mysteriously disappeared. Although there is still no explanation there were rumors that Oscar Gray had fallen victim to an owl. Happily, Oscar Gray reappeared (also somewhat mysteriously) in time for the 2012 presentation, so we are pleased to report that all is well in Oscar land.
At 3-¾” inch tall and 4 ounces in weight – the Oscars really do get around! For being so small they represent the enormous accomplishments and contributions of so many dedicated people.*Multiple awards
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