Lions barbecue benefits scholarship

The Fulton Lions Club has announced it will host its eighth annual chicken barbecue from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday Feb. 9 at the Fulton Polish Home.

The barbecue benefits the club’s Mary and Harold “H” Dowd Memorial Scholarship, said Don LaBarge, Fulton Lions president.

“This year, the tickets may be purchased in advance,” LaBarge said. “All tickets purchased before Jan. 9, 2014 will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Struppler’s Market gift card, or a Struppler’s $50 Valero gas card.

Barbecue Chairman Ken Ruscitto is selling the advance tickets; he can be reached at 427-1629.

Chicken dinner tickets may also be purchased for at the door for takeout, Ruscitto said.

Local delivery of five or more dinners may be pre-arranged by contacting any Lions Club member in advance of the event or by calling Ruscitto at 427-1629 on the day of the event.

In addition, there will be a 50-50 drawing that day.

The chicken, as last year, will be barbequed by Jim Aluzzi of Kristen’s Kitchen & Catering, Fulton, who is donating his time and equipment.

Each dinner features chicken, baked beans, salt potatoes, macaroni salad and dessert.

“We also want to thank Chris Satchel and Mimi’s Drive–In for donating macaroni salad to our event,” said Lion Charles McIntyre, event co-chair.

“Harold ‘H’ Dowd was a member of the Fulton Lions Club for more than 40 years,” LaBarge said. “ He served both our club and our community with dedication, selflessness and good humor.

Mary Dowd was an honorary Fulton Lions Club member who always opened her home to the club and to foreign exchange students for years. The Fulton Lions have established a scholarship for a graduating Fulton high school student in their name to be awarded on a yearly basis.”

For more information, contact Ruscitto at 427-1629. For more information on the Fulton Lions Club or membership with the club, visit

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