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 […]

Alan C. Deline 2016 Veteran of the Year

Each Fall, the Fulton Veteran’s Council chooses a Veteran of the Year from among the membership of several Fulton veteran’s organizations. For 2016, Alan C. Deline, left, was named Veteran of the Year and is seen with Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward. Deline served in the Marine Corps Reserve and the Army. Deline will be the Grand Marshal for the Memorial Day Salute Parade on May 28th. The parade is sponsored by Pathfinder Bank, the Fulton Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Service Clubs, in cooperation with the Fulton Veteran’s Council.

35th Annual Memorial Day Salute

The Memorial Day Salute is a full day event that was created and is now carried on by representatives of the four Fulton service clubs: Noon Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions. The service clubs are assisted by the Fulton Veterans Council. Pictured are the presidents of the service clubs and the Veteran of the Year. From left are: Angelo Caltabiano, Kiwanis; Bridgette Seguin, Noon Rotary; Veteran of the Year Alan Deline; Betty Maute, Sunrise Rotary and Paul Foster, Lions Club. Absent from photo is Larry Macner, MDS Chair. This year the 35th Annual Memorial Day Salute will be held May 28th.

Parade Entry Letter Event: Fulton Memorial Day Salute Parade

Dear Parade Supporter,, This year’s parade will take place on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 10:00 AM. The Parade Committee is seeking floats and/or special attractions highlighting this year’s theme. Please complete this 2 page entry application and return as soon as possible. You must include a detailed description of your organization and your intended entry for the Parade. If you have any questions, please email us at chris@cre8-studios.com. You will be contacted the week of the parade with your line-up location. All participants must arrive at the staging area no later than 9am. Date: May 27th, 2017  Times: 10am Start – 1pm Location: Fulton, NY Down Load Float Application – Memorial Day Salute Here PARTICIPATION CRITERIA & RULES MOTORIZED VEHICLES– Must be a street legal vehicle no taller than the streetlights (14 feet maximum) and must be operated by a licensed driver. Passengers are not allowed to enter or exit vehicles/ floats while moving. Participants riding any type of motorcycle, 4 wheeler or bike are required to wear proper helmets. Fire Extinguishers are required to be on open floats. DESIGN/ DECORATIONS/ ENTERTAINMENT VALUE– All decorations should adhere to the parade theme or default requirements and strive for full entertainment value for the crowd. Float materials should be securely fastened to the float. Walking groups should have a large banner or banners leading the group. Non identifiable entries will not be permitted to enter in to the parade. THEME – All floats must show the parade theme “Support our Veterans”. Include a […]


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

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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