Oneida Indian Nation Homelands (May 30, 2018) – The Oneida Indian Nation will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Village of Chittenango’s annual Oz-Stravaganza this weekend June 1-3, 2018. As Oz-Stravaganza’s presenting sponsor since 2011, the Oneida Indian Nation is proud to once again play an integral role in this year’s celebration and show its support of the community.
With “Broadway Comes to Oz” as this year’s Oz-Stravaganza parade theme, the Oneida Indian Nation’s parade float will feature two stars from the highly-acclaimed Broadway musical Wicked – Tiffany Haas, who played Glinda, and Michael McCorry Rose, who played Fiyero – and, as part of its annual tradition, children of the Oneida Indian Nation. The Oneida Indian Nation’s Oz-Stravaganza float is an all-new design this year, which includes an expansive swirling cyclone. Additionally, employees from the Nation’s new Maple Leaf Market store in Chittenango will be escorting the float, handing out promotional discount coupons to people along the parade route.
This weekend also marks the three-year anniversary of the Oneida Indian Nation’s Yellow Brick Road Casino. Designed to help bring a fresh vitality to the area and revitalize an underused shopping plaza, Yellow Brick Road Casino celebrates the Village of Chittenango’s connection to the iconic American story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”
To celebrate the third anniversary and Oz-Stravaganza, Yellow Brick Road Casino has an exciting weekend planned:
- Oz-themed gaming promotions, including a special edition of $7,500 Lion’s Share of Cash giveaway.
- The Cyclone of Cash will be storming all weekend long, giving lucky guests a chance to stuff their pockets with cash, Free Play, dining vouchers and more.
- On Sunday, June 3, guests will enjoy:
- Complimentary Hofmann’s hotdogs and cupcakes from Noon – 5pm
- A slice of Wicked Good Pizza and a pint for $4
- Seneca Street Brew Pub’s Yellow Brick Blonde and Irish Pale Ale for $2
- Labatt’s Blue Light Lime for $2.50
About the Oneida Indian Nation
The Oneida Indian Nation is a federally recognized Indian nation in Central New York. A founding member of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy (also known as the Six Nations or Iroquois Confederacy), the Oneida Indian Nation sided with the Americans in the Revolutionary War and was thanked by Congress and President George Washington for its loyalty and assistance. Today, the Oneida Indian Nation employs more than 4,750 people, include Turning Stone Resort Casino, Yellow Brick Road Casino, Point Place Casino, the SāvOn convenience stores, Maple Leaf Markets, Tin Woodman’s Flask, RV Park, three marinas, and Four Directions Productions, a 3D animation HD cinematography studio. Proceeds from these enterprises are used to rebuild the Nation’s economic base and fund essential services, including housing, health care, and education incentives and programs, for the Oneida people.