Josh Batstone
Josh Batstone 2015

Josh Batstone is an artist, plain and simple. After spontaneously joining musical theatre as a teen, Josh found what he really loved to do: sing. Since then he’s done little else but live and breathe music, mostly right at home on his bedroom floor.
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TAPS

According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia and several other sources, the tune used by the United States Armed Forces from 1835 until 1860 was a bugle call known as the “Scottish Tattoo.” “Taps” was arranged in its present form by the Union Army Brigadier General Daniel Butterfield, an American Civil War general and Medal of Honor recipient, and a Utica, New York native. General Butterfield commanded the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division in the V Army Corps of the Army of the Potomac.
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The Meaning of Memorial Day

FULTON–The theme for this year’s Memorial Day Salute Parade is “Remember Those Who Serviced.” Many area individuals, organizations, businesses and industries will try to develop their interpretation of this theme in the vehicles or floats they will enter in the parade on Saturday, May 23rd.
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Poster Contest Winners
Pictured from left are Art Instructor Mary Pierce, Green, Taplan and Carol Vescio, Memorial Day Salute Committee member.

The 34TH Annual Memorial Day Salute Committee recently announced the winners of the Poster Contest held to create a patriotic poster in keeping with “Remember Those Who Served.” Taking first place as the winner of this year’s poster contest is Nicole Green, with second place going to Stephanie Taplan.
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Fulton Community Band and Dixieland Band to Perform at Memorial Day Salute

The Fulton Community Band formed twenty–three years ago in February of 1992. Paul
Sherman, an Art Teacher at G. Ray Bodley High School and a performer of many
musical instruments, sent out a notice to all teachers hoping to form a faculty band. Due to lack of interest and available talent, Paul talked to Carol Fox about the possibility of forming a community band and thus there was a beginning.
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THE BILLIONAIRE$

The Billionaires are one of the very best and most experienced bands in Central New York. They feature both male and female lead vocalists, and a tight rhythm section. The music is expertly performed R&B, soul, ballads, rock & roll and standards. The band members are experienced musicians, professional, and skilled at entertaining people of all ages. They always provide excellent sound, good music and a great time.
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Memorial Day Salute
From left are: Bob Weston, Lions; Laurie Greeney, Rotary; Veteran of the Year, John Young; Mayor Ron Woodward; Holly Carpenter, Kiwanis; Larry Macner, MDS Chairman and Dennis Goss, Sunrise Rotary. Absent from photo is Gail Holmes, Lions.

The Memorial Day Salute is an event that was created and is now carried on by representatives of the four Fulton service clubs: Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions. The service clubs are assisted by the Fulton Veterans Council. Pictured are the presidents of the service clubs, the Mayor, the Veteran of the Year and the Memorial Day Salute committee chairman. This year the 34th Annual Memorial Day Salute will be held on Saturday, May 23rd.
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Memorial Day Salute in the Planning
Standing from left are: Carol Vescio, Zack Menter, Dick Kemmis, Sandy Farrands, Charrise Kidd, Doug Stevens and Larry Macner. In front are: Jim Myers, Tom Mirabito, Judy Young and Carl Nylen. Absent from photo are: Holly Carpenter and Cathy Trowbridge.

Plans are underway for the 34th Annual Memorial Day Salute event to be held Saturday, May 23rd at the Fulton Community Center. The theme for the celebration will be “REMEMBER THOSE WHO SERVED.” John Young, Veteran of the Year, will serve as Grand Marshall of the Saturday parade.
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