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 cares about them and our veterans. Your generous giving is a win-win situation, as along with making so many families happy, you will also receive much publicity. When you sponsor any portion of the weekend, you will be featured on our website and in our newspaper insert that is distributed to over 22,000 homes in the greater FultonOswego area. Your advertisement will help your business while supporting this tremendous effort of the service clubs for the community.
The Fulton service clubs need your help to accomplish these huge weekend activities. Enclosed is a sponsor form that outlines the levels of giving along with the benefits to your business. Please take the time to review it, note your preference on the form and return it with your ad order today. Check out our website: www. l’ultonm morialda saJutc.corn. Your donation is tax deductible as we are a 50lc3 non-profit organization. If you have questions, please call me, Larry Macner at 315-427-4710 or Doug Stevens 315-297-6341.
We thank you for your support and we will recognize your efforts in every way we can.
20 l 7 Chairman of the Corporation