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.

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 […]

Fulton Service Clubs Memorial Day Salute

Dear Friends, We owe our veterans so much! The members of Fulton’s four service clubs fully understand this statement. Many years ago, the four Fulton service clubs began a community project that would honor our nation’s veterans and bring joy to the citizens and children of the city of Fulton and the surrounding area. This year marks the 36th year of combined energy and effort of the Fulton Noon Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis, and Lions Club. Plans are well under way for another wonderful Memorial Day event on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The service clubs have been very successful in making this event one that Fulton can be most proud of. We boast the largest parade in New York State on Memorial Day Weekend, along with fireworks, rides, and continuous music and entertainment, with locally and nationally known musical groups. Our theme for the 2017 event is “Stars & Stripes Forever” and we will be honoring the “Veteran of the Year,” Larry Macner, chosen by Fulton’s Veterans Council. Best of all, this is free to one and all! The service clubs cannot do this alone. We are supported by the generosity of small business owners, larger businesses and corporations who donate funds to offset the costs of the weekend, including the parade, entertainment, and fireworks. Whether you are a professional or a business owner, you are connected to the people of the Greater Fulton area. We would like to give you a chance to show that your business […]

Fulton Memorial Day Salute Poster Contest 2016

The 35TH Annual Memorial Day Salute Committee recently announced the winners of the Poster Contest held to create a patriotic poster in keeping with “Support Our Veterans”. Taking first place as the winner of this year’s poster contest is Madison Washburn., with second place going to Nora Kingsbury . Taking third place is Shaylee Cealie. Pictured from left are Art Instructor Meredith Williams, Washburn, Kingsbury, Cealie and Art Instructor Jaclyn 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 28th at the Fulton Community Center.

Sunrise Rotary

The early birds of Sunrise Rotary get their Fridays off to a fun, friendly start every week. Meeting at Mimi’s at 7 AM is a surefire way to get the juices flowing and interest growing. The club has maintained its ongoing service to the community with projects the members have developed over the thirteen plus years the club has been chartered through Rotary. The Michaud Nursing home monthly activities include the favorite bingo and ice cream night and Christmas caroling. The club continues to sponsor Youth Exchange students both coming to Fulton and going out to various countries. Members also welcome adult Group Study Exchange teams, in which non-Rotarian young professionals are sent on a month long travel and study opportunity. Other international efforts include assisting with a Shelter Box, which provides shelter and cooking utensils for ten people in a disaster area, Books for the World and providing clean water with the Honduras Water Filter Project and Water for Sudan Project. The annual scholarship helps support a Fulton high school graduate’s studies at a two-year or vocational school. The club assists the Salvation Army at Christmas with the Kettle Drive and provides a dictionary to every third grade student in the Phoenix schools with the annual Dictionary Project. Some of the other community programs supported this year include the Fulton YMCA, OCO Bowl-A-Thon, Catholic Charities, the Red Cross, Oswego County Literacy Volunteers, All Saints Church Community Dinners, United Way, Hurricane Sandy, ARC of Oswego County, Fulton Public Library, the […]