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Worship by the river for Labor Day

Fulton’s downtown gazebo will once again be the setting for a Labor Day worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 1.

Three congregations (Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, State Street United Methodist Church and First United Church of Fulton) will gather to host the outdoor service, which will include communion and a food offering for the Salvation Army Food Pantry.

The Rev. Anne Wichelns, new to the shared pastorate of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, will bring the message.

A combined choir, directed by Cindy MacDougall, will rehearse the anthem at 10 a.m.

The Rev. Marion M. Moore-Colgan, pastor of State Street United Methodist Church, will give primary leadership in the serving of communion. Communion is open to all who confess Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

The Rev. David Nethercott, pastor of First United Church of Fulton, also will assist in the leadership of the service.

Each congregation is an active member of the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches, which hosts a number of shared events each year, including the 27th annual Fulton CROP WALK scheduled for Oct. 6.

Coffee, cookies and cold drinks will be served following the service. Members of the three hosting congregations are asked to bring cookies to share.

It is recommended that those attending the service bring their own lawn chair.  In case of inclement weather, the service will take place at First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St.

For further information, and for issues related to weather conditions on Sept. 1, contact the Rev. David Nethercott at the church at 592-2707, cellphone at 415-2408 or by email at prairieborn@aol.com.

Zoo to You program visits CYO

Participants in the CYO Summer Drop-In Recreation program were introduced to some of the residents of the Rosamond Gifford Zoo when Zoo Educator Alicia Arcaro brought the Zoo To You program to Fulton.

Arcaro provided CYO participants with an informative presentation that gave them a close-up look at some of the zoo’s many animals.

While the Virginia opossum and the African pygmy hedgehog were interesting and cute, it was the African ball python that brought out the most interesting reactions, from wide-eyed excitement to cautious delight.

A traveling, inquiry-based educational program, Zoo to You makes approximately 300 visits each year to schools, libraries, community centers, senior centers, day care centers and scout groups, and serves as a bridge between the Rosamond Gifford Zoo and the community.

“It’s an opportunity for us to show community members some of the animals up close,” said Arcaro. “Our goal with Zoo to You is to increase awareness of the animal kingdom and encourage the participants to be environmentally conscious.”

Arcaro added that the zoo recently welcomed twin Markor babies: a male and a female named Sasha and Turgan. Their parents are Edith and Sunny.

Located at Burnet Park in Syracuse, the Rosamond Gifford Zoo is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. year round except for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day, when the zoo is closed.

For more information on the Rosamond Gifford Zoo or the Zoo to You program, contact the zoo at 435-8511, or visit rosamondgiffordzoo.org.

The CYO Summer Drop-in Recreation program is funded in part by the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the state Office of Children and Families, and the City-County Youth Bureau of Oswego County. For more information on the program, contact CYO Coordinator George Timmins at 598-3980, extension 254.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals, local companies and organizations.

Bodley senior portrait retakes set Aug. 27

G. Ray Bodley High School seniors are reminded that retakes for their Fultonian yearbook senior portraits will be taking place Aug. 27 at the high school. School Pictures of Rochester will be at GRB from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the auditorium.

Any students who missed their portrait opportunity in June are strongly encouraged to attend, as this is the final opportunity for individual portrait sittings.

There is no charge for first-time portraits and a $5 fee for retakes. For retakes, students are asked to bring their original proofs.

Council paves way for Pathfinder revamp

By Tracy Kinne

The Fulton city council Tuesday approved the privatization of the Fulton Housing Authority, a step that will allow the rehabilitation of Pathfinder Courts.

Before approving the change, the council sought reassurance that rents, which will increase because of the improvements, will remain affordable for residents.

The change will transfer management of the townhouses and senior citizen housing to a nonprofit.

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‘Home Run’ to be screened at library

A free movie will be shown Aug. 29 at the Fulton Public Lbrary, South First Street.

Light refreshments and a reception will begin at 6 p.m. The movie starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

Call 592-5159 to reserve a seat.

Being screened will be “Home Run,” with Scott Elrod, Dorian Brown and Charles Henry Wyson.

Baseball all-star Cory Brand knows what it takes to win in the big leagues. But off the field, with memories of his past haunting him, his life is spiraling out of control.

Learn more about the movie at homerunthemovie.com.