Larry Macner 2017 Veteran of the Year

Lawrence was born on January 1954, in Utica, New York. His career with the U.S. Air Force includes 6 years of Active Duty, starting in 1973, and 22 years with the N.Y. Air National Guard, starting in 1986, for a total of 28 years. His rank at discharge was Master Sergeant (E-7) His military occupational specialty was as a Jet Engine Technician and as a Quality Assurance Technician. As a technician, he performed jet engine maintenance on both fixed (FB-111A, F-4C, T-33, A-10, and F-16) and rotary wing (UH-1N and CH-3E) aircraft. He received his technician training at the Jet Engine Mechanic school at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois. His duty stations include Plattsburgh AFB, NY; Keflavik Naval Air Station, Iceland; Andrews AFB, Maryland. During his tenure with the N.Y. Air National Guard, he was deployed to several bases around the world including: Volk Field, Wisconsin; Patrick AFB,Florida; Nellis AFB,Nevada; Cold Lake Air Base, Alberta Province, Canada; Gander Field, Newfoundland; Lechfeld Air Base, Germany; Incirlik AFB, Turkey (Operation Northern Watch); and Al Kharj (Operation Desert Storm)/Prince Sultan (Operation Southern Watch) Royal Saudi Air Base, Saudi Arabia. Awards and recognition while in service include the Meritorious Service Medal, 2 Commendation Medals, the Southwest Asia Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and many others for a total of 17 Federal Service Ribbons. In addition to his career with the U.S. Air Force, he also has 35 1/2 years total with the U.S. Postal Service. After retiring from the military in 2008, has served as the 6th Ward Common Councilor, City of Fulton, NY, a position he has held since January of 2012. In May 2016, he was inducted into the N.Y. State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame. He was also selected to receive Fulton, N.Y.’s Veteran of the Year Award, which will be presented to him during a ceremony held on November 11, 2016.

FULTON LIONS CLUB

The Fulton Lions Club is proud to once again join Fulton’s Service Clubs as part of Memorial Day Salute.
The Fulton Lions Club is part of Lions Club International (LCI), which was founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. It is the largest service club in the world with over one million members in more than 170 countries. The Fulton club, with 30 members, was chartered in 1953 and is one of the largest and most active Lions clubs in Central New York.
Lions Clubs are committed to the preservation of sight and hearing. The Fulton Lions Club provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids. During the past year, the Fulton club has provided over $10,000 in sight and hearing assistance.
In addition, the Fulton club collects used eyeglasses for refurbishment and redistribution at Fulton Walmart, Fulton Medicine Place and other local businesses. The Fulton club also supports the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program that trains Seeing Eye dogs for the blind, and the Finger Lakes Lions Hearing Foundation.
Among other community and charitable organizations that receive support from Fulton Lions are Aurora, Blessings in a Backpack, Catholic Charities and Salvation Army food pantries, Friends of Great Bear, Fulton Blockbuilders, Fulton Pop Warner, Fulton Family YMCA, Fulton Youth Hockey, Golisano Children’s Hospital, Oswego County Visually Impaired Group, United Way Stone Soup & Stuff a Bus, and the Upstate Center for Vision Research. The Fulton club also offers four-year college scholarships to G. Ray Bodley High School graduates through its H. and Mary Dowd Memorial Scholarship and John Scaringi Scholarship programs.
To support these many worthwhile projects in Fulton, the club holds several fundraising events each year. Among these are the Lions Loot Sweepstakes, Memorial Day Salute, Fulton Service Clubs Swing 4 Service Golf Tournament, Charby’s Duck Derby and the Mane Event Comdey Night.
Anyone interested in membership in the Fulton Lions Club, or seeking more information can visit the club’s web site at www.fultonlionsclub.com.
Correspondence can be mailed to Fulton Lions Club, P.O. Box 727, Fulton, NY 13069.
The motto of Lions Club is “We Serve” and the slogan is “Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety.” We honor these words by participating in the Fulton Memorial Day Salute and saluting our nation’s active duty troops and veterans who have fought and served to bravely defend our freedom.

In Photo:Front row, left to right, David Guyer, Michelle Stanard, Leo Chirello, Bob Weston.
Back row, left to right: David Dingman, Melissa Champion, Geoff Sawyer, Brett Tallents, Ron Browning, Zach Merry, Len Kellogg, Mike Reardon, Gail Holmes, Dennis Rupert, Linda Hughes, Carl Nylen, Steve Chirello.
Absent: Fred Aldrich, Frank Badagnani, Roberta Boteler, Alex Conn, Susan Daratt, Paul Foster, Don LaBarge, Deana Michaels, Dave Morrell, Tom Plonka, Robert Reynolds, Ken Sellars, Howard Slade, Brad Stevens, John Struppler.

2017 Poster Contest Winners

The 36th Annual Memorial Day Salute Committee recently announced the winners of the Poster Contest held to create a patriotic poster in keeping with the theme “Stars and Stripes Forever”. Taking first place as the
winner of this year’s poster contest is Stacey Sereno with second place going to Victoria Izyk. Tied for third place is Alexis Carpenter and Madison Washburn. Pictured from left are Art Instructor Meredith Gill-Williams, Carpenter, Washburn, Izyk, Sereno and Art Instructor Jackie Tyler. The winners are art students at G Ray Bodley High School. All the posters submitted for consideration will be displayed at the event being held this year on May 27th at the Fulton Community Center.

MAJOR SPONSOR – OSWEGO HEALTH

Oswego Health is proud to be a major sponsor of Fulton’s 36th Annual Memorial Day Salute. The event takes place on Saturday, May 27th. The parade will start at 10:00 AM. There will be food and entertainment
throughout the day with Dan Elliott and the Monterays performing at 8 PM followed by a fireworks display over Lake Neahtawanta. Oswego Health and Menter Ambulance Service will team up again during this year’s Memorial Day Salute Parade. As part of their parade participation, staff from the two organizations will promote a safe summer and the Oswego Health Sun Patrol
will hand out sunscreen along the parade route.

MAJOR SPONSOR – PATHFINDER BANK

Pathfinder Bank is proud to be a major sponsor of Fulton’s 36th Annual Memorial Day Salute. The event takes place on Saturday, May 27th. The parade will start at 10:00 AM. There will be food and entertainment
throughout the day with Dan Elliott and the Monterays performing at 8 PM followed by a fireworks display over Lake Neahtawanta. Pictured from left, Lisa Weldin, CSS, Joleen DiBartolo, Mortgage Rep, Tara Hadcock, CSR and
Amanda Wicks, CSR.

MAJOR SPONSOR – UNIVERSAL METAL WORKS

Universal Metal Works is proud to be a major sponsor of Fulton’s 36th Annual Memorial Day Salute. The event takes place on Saturday, May 27th. The
parade will start at 10:00 AM. There will be food and entertainment
throughout the day with Dan Elliott and the Monterays performing at 8 PM followed by a fireworks display over Lake Neahtawanta. Pictured in front of the new Laser Cutting Machine, standing from left, are Josh Fuller, Gary Hackett, Andrew Berry, Jack Loughrey, Jon Allen, Debbie Schnurr, Rick Fanciulli, Bill Vanderhaden, Scott Hubbard, Jim Myers and Mark Caza. In front from left are Jon Cometti, Brent Murray and Tom Restani.

MAJOR SPONSOR – COMMUNITY BANK

Community Bank is proud to be a major sponsor of Fulton’s 36th Annual Memorial Day Salute. The event takes place on Saturday, May 27th. The parade will start at 10:00 AM. There will be food and entertainment
throughout the day with Dan Elliott and the Monterays performing at 8 PM followed by a fireworks display over Lake Neahtawanta. Pictured from left representing Community Bank are Brandy Flippo, CSR, Tina Stephens, Manager and Andres Simoneau, Teller.

MAJOR SPONSOR – FULTON SAVINGS BANK

Fulton Savings Bank is proud to be a major sponsor of Fulton’s 36th Annual Memorial Day Salute. The event takes place on Saturday, May 27th. The
parade will start at 10:00 AM. There will be food and entertainment
throughout the day with Dan Elliott and the Monterays performing at 8 PM followed by a fireworks display over Lake Neahtawanta. Pictured from left,
Roberta Dunn, VP and Nancy Kush Ellis, VP.

FULTON MEMORIAL DAY SALUTE ANNOUNCES MAIN ACT

The 36th Annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute Committee has announced this year’s main entertainment act will be Dan Elliott and the Monterays.
Originally formed in East Syracuse in 1962 as the Monterays, Dan Elliott and the Monterays are known as Upstate New York’s longest working band. This year they are celebrating 55 years in the music business. The Band’s current lineup features Dan Elliott – lead vocals, Ron Lauback – lead guitar and vocals, Ronnie Dark – bass guitar and vocals, Wayne Muller – keyboards and vocals, and Dave Miller, drums and vocals. The Fulton Memorial Day Salute will be held on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at the Fulton Community Center. It will feature a parade, rides, food and entertainment. Dan Elliott and the Monterays will perform at 8:00 p.m. to be followed by a fireworks display
over Lake Neatahwanta.

Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward Mayor and Lawrence “Larry” Macner Veteran of the year 2017

Each Fall, the Fulton Veteran’s Council chooses a Veteran of the Year from among the membership of several Fulton veteran’s organizations. For 2017, Lawrence “Larry” Macner, left, was named Veteran of the Year and is seen with Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward.
Larry was born on January 1954, in Utica, New York. His career with the U.S. Air Force includes 6 years of Active Duty, starting in 1973, and 22 years with the N.Y. Air National Guard, starting in 1986, for a total of 28 years. His rank at discharge was Master Sergeant (E-7). Macner will be the Grand Marshal for the Memorial Day Salute Parade on May 27th. The parade is sponsored by the Fulton Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Service Clubs, in cooperation with the Fulton Veteran’s Council.

STARS AND STRIPES FOREVER