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Friends of Fulton Parks Medallion Hunt and Stones Search

Medallion Hunt Clue #2

Ducks and fish swim in this park, but people no longer do.

Go for the fences… not over them.

Stones Search Clues: Saturday 6/27

Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)
Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)

In 2014, the challenge was to find the park when given its name. This year, a park fact will give you the clue to the location of the stones of the day.

Find today’s stones in these parks:

1) This park has the same name as a President of the United States, and is named after his Fulton cousin.

2) This park is near a former swimming beach at Sharp’s Pond.

 3) This park once had a dance pavilion and carousel.

 

Friends of Fulton Parks Medallion Hunt and Stones Search

Stones Search Clues: Friday 6/26

Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)
Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)

In 2014, the challenge was to find the park when given its name. This year, a park fact will give you the clue to the location of the stones of the day.

Find today’s stones in these parks:

1) This park is on the former site of Fort Bradstreet.

2) This park has been a park since 1853 and honors the Civil War.

 

Friends of Fulton Parks Medallion Hunt and Stones Search

Stones Search Clues: Thursday 6/25

Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)
Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)

In 2014, the challenge was to find the park when given its name. This year, a park fact will give you the clue to the location of the stones of the day.

Find today’s stones in these parks:

1) This park shares a last name with a President of the United States.

2) This park is a bit peculiar since it is not labeled with a sign.

3) This park once hosted horse shows.

Medallion found early Wednesday morning

Michelle Cavalier, 22, of Fulton won this year's Treasure Fulton Parks Medallion Hunt within a couple hours of sunrise on day one of the contest. The medallion was hidden in Rowlee Beach Park.
Michelle Cavalier, 22, of Fulton won this year’s Treasure Fulton Parks Medallion Hunt within a couple hours of sunrise on day one of the contest. The medallion was hidden in Rowlee Beach Park.

This year’s Treasure Fulton Parks Medallion Hunt lasted only moments Wednesday, with 22-year-old Michelle Cavalier of Fulton finding the medallion in Rowlee Beach Park at around 7 a.m.
Cavalier said that was the third place she had looked, after having scoured Foster and Patrick parks earlier in the morning. She was able to locate the medallion without the help of the second clue, which was to be published Saturday and would have read: “Ducks and fish swim in this park, but people no longer do. Go for the fences… not over them.”
Although the medallion has been found, the search for letter tiles and special stones continues. See www.valleynewsonline.com for daily clues on the stones search, and get the full story on the winners of this year’s contests in a future edition of the newspaper.

2015 Treasure Fulton Parks Medallion Hunt begins today

First Medallion Hunt and daily stones search clues appear belowValley News Treasure Our Parks Medallion Hunt 2014 Map(1) 2

The first clue of the Treasure Fulton Parks 2015 Medallion Hunt, brought to you by Friends of Fulton Parks, Par-K Enterprises and The Valley news, appears below, as well as on page 6 of today’s edition.

The clue can be used to locate a medallion hidden in one of Fulton’s parks by volunteers from Friends of Fulton Parks. On Saturday, June 27, a second clue on the medallion’s location will appear in both The Valley News and the Oswego County Advertiser. A photo of the medallion appears here, along with a map of Fulton outlining where its parks can be found.

The first person to find the medallion and return it FOFP will be rewarded with a $250 shopping spree courtesy of The Valley News and the participating businesses. The winner will be awarded five $50 gift certificates from their choice of five different businesses who are sponsoring this year’s event. In addition to the medallion, some other items will be hidden during the event that can also be redeemed for prizes.

Each day, a separate clue will appear on www.valleynewsonline.com regarding the locations of some stones (see photo) hidden by FOFP members. These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize through FOFP.

 

Find one of these four letter tiles: There are no clues for this challenge, but the tiles will be hidden randomly in the parks on the map. Each tile can be redeemed for a $25 gift card. (One per household)
Find one of these four letter tiles: There are no clues for this challenge, but the tiles will be hidden randomly in the parks on the map. Each tile can be redeemed for a $25 gift card. (One per household)

The group will also hide four letter tiles (see photo) throughout the parks. There will be no clues for this search, but anyone who finds a tile will get to redeem it through FOFP for a $25 gift card.

Rules for the treasure hunt:

1. The Treasure Hunt begins at sunrise on Wednesday, June 24, and ends at sunset on Saturday, June 27.

2. The medallion, tiles and stones are all hidden in the 10 parks listed on the map. Search during daylight hours only.

3. Be safe. The items are not hidden near the road or water bodies. Keep your feet on the ground. There is no need to climb or dig. Search at your own risk.

4. The contest is open to all ages. Board members of Friends of Fulton Parks, employees of the Valley News and prior year grand prize winners are not eligible for prizes.

5. The person who finds the medallion or tiles must notify Friends of Fulton Parks as soon as possible, by calling 402-7431. Once verified, the winner will be posted on valleynewsonline.com

6. The grand prize, awarded to whoever finds to medallion, is a $250 shopping spree that includes five $50 gift cards for our participating sponsors, courtesy of the Valley News.

7. Only one prize awarded per household. Winners are responsible for taxes on their winnings.

8. The Valley News, Friends of Fulton Parks, and the City of Fulton are not responsible for any perceived loss or damage related to this contest.

Stones Search Clues: Wednesday 6/24

Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)
Find these stones: These stones will be hidden in a different park each day. A clue will be given daily at valleynewsonline.com. Go to that park and find the stone for that day. Try to collect a stone from each of the 10 parks. Each collection will be awarded a playground prize. (One per household)

In 2014, the challenge was to find the park when given its name. This year, a park fact will give you the clue to the location of the stones of the day.

Find today’s stones in these parks:

1) This park is named after the family who built it, near the circle.

2) This park has a toddler playground named for a local author

Medallion Hunt Clue #1:

Find the medallion: See the Medallion Hunt page of The Valley News on June 24 for the first clue. If the medallion is not found in the first 48 hours, a second clue will appear in the June 27 editions of The Valley News and Oswego County Advertiser. Whoever finds the medallion first will win the grand prize, a $250 local shopping spree courtesy of The Valley News.
Find the medallion: See the Medallion Hunt page of The Valley News on June 24 for the first clue. If the medallion is not found in the first 48 hours, a second clue will appear in the June 27 editions of The Valley News and Oswego County Advertiser. Whoever finds the medallion first will win the grand prize, a $250 local shopping spree courtesy of The Valley News.

“I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree” —Joyce Kilmer.

Swing to the left or picnic to the right. Don’t get stumped, choose the right path.

 

 

Thomas “Pat” Battista

Battista 001Thomas “Pat” Battista, 92, of Oswego died Friday June 19, 2015 in St. Luke Health Services with his wife by his sie. Mr. Battista was born in Oswego the son of the late John and Anna (DeSantis) Battista. He retired from Nestle’s Fulton in 1985 as a millwright. He served in the United States Army during WWII from 1943 until 1945, in the First Infantry Division (Big Red 1). He landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day, he made all three amphibious landings in N. Africa, Europe and Sicily. He was the recipient of two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star and several other medals. He was honorably discharged after being wounded in action. Mr. Battista was a communicant of St. Joseph Church, Oswego, the Holy Name Society, the Dante Aleghieri, Oswego, the VFW Post #5885, Oswego, the Disabled American Veterans, and the Fulton Chamber of Commerce. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Rose (Barillo) Battista of Oswego, and their children Patricia (Richard) Cummings of Oswego; Rosemary (Arnold Whiting) Ingersoll of Oswego; James (Elena) Battista of Oswego; John (Mary Jean) Battista of Oswego; and Mary Beth Battista of Oswego. In addition he is survived by his siblings Frances Hibbert of Oswego, Samuel (Anna) Battista of Oswego; and Mary Ann (William) Pierce of Fulton, 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great- and great-great-nieces, and nephews, and cousins. Mr. Battista was also predeceased by siblings Carmella “Ella” Battista, Michael Battista, Rosie Peterson, Theresa Hibbert, and Margaret “Jenny” Battista. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at St. Joseph Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Gregory Kreinheder. Burial will be in St. Peter’s Cemetery.

James Randall Altman

James Randall AltmanJames Randall Randy “Mileaway” Altman, 60, of Phoenix, N.Y., passed away on Thursday June 18, 2015 after a brief illness. He was born in Fulton, NY on Feb.18, 1955, to his mother, Marjorie (Deyo) Altman and his late father, Fredrick Altman, Sr., who died on Aug. 24, 2013. Mileaway was a member of the Carpenters Union Local # 747 for over 30 years. He was also an original member of the Flat Face & The Shempdells Band for nearly 40 years, earning him the title of “best damn spoon player in this town,” and providing good times and great memories for those he touched through his presence and their music. To know him was to love him, and his memory will live in the hearts and minds of so many. Surviving are his two sons, Justin Altman and (Cortney), Mathew (Gina) Altman, all of Pennellville; and their mother Gina (Dunn) Altman of Phoenix; his grandchildren, Chase, Shay and Cal Altman; his mother Marjorie (Deyo) Altman of Easley, S.C.; his siblings, Fred Altman, Jr. of Bluffton, S.C., Rod (Nancy) Altman of Phoenix, Terri (Chuck) Gettino of Pulaski, Tammi Altman of Easley, S.C., Tim (Jolene) Altman of Easley, S.C., and Todd Altman o Phoenix; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Calling hours were Monday June 22, in the Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, 431 Main St., Phoenix, NY 13135.

Warren Lee Deuel

Warren Lee Deuel, 63, of Fulton, passed away at University Hospital, Syracuse. Born in Fulton, N.Y., to his mother, Grace (Gardenier) Deuel and his late father, John Deuel on May 23, 1952, he was a graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School, Fulton. Warren was a truck driver for Saunders Concrete & Aggregate Plant, Nedrow. He was predeceased by his brother, Steven Deuel. Surviving are his wife of 40 years, Susan (Reynolds) Deuel of Fulton; two daughters, Jennifer Evans of Calif., and Lindsey Deuel of Fla.; one son, Ryan Deuel of Fulton; his mother, Grace Deuel of Va.; one sister, Nora Deuel of Va.; and two granddaughters, Theresa Gordy and Allie Deuel. There are no services. Allanson-Glanville-Tappan Funeral Home, Phoenix, N.Y., has care of arrangements.