The annual Good Friday Cross Walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 18 in the parking lot of Holy Trinity Parish, Buffalo Street, Fulton.
The cross walk is sponsored by the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches. Walkers will gather for prayer and the singing of hymns as they take turns carrying a large wooden cross in the downtown section of the city of Fulton.
This annual walk returns to and remembers the “way of the cross” that Jesus Christ traveled on his journey within the city of Jerusalem to the place of his crucifixion.
The cross walk concludes about noon at its final destination, First United Church of Fulton, 33 S. Third St.
Everyone who takes part in the walk can partake of a soup and bread lunch provided by the Board of Deacons of First United Church.
Both the cross walk and the lunch are open to the public. There is no cost for the luncheon.
The Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches is made up of those member congregations who support ecumenical programs, including the annual Michaud Memorial Service and the annual fall season CROP WALK, which raises funds for world hunger, and also for local food pantries.
For further information about the Greater Fulton Area Council of Christian Churches and the Good Friday Cross Walk, call the Council of Churches President, Rev. David Nethercott at 592-2707 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Fulton Project Bloom Committee is coordinating its annual Fulton Mayberry Day Saturday, May 3.
Mayberry Day was started about four years ago as a way to organize local business owners and Fulton citizens to remove winter debris from the main highways and retail areas of Fulton or in public areas cleaning up trash and leaves.
Volunteers can pick up bags, safety vests and gloves outside RealtyUSA in Canalview Mall beginning at 7:30 a.m. May 3 and return vests and gloves by noon.
Please bring your own tools — rakes, brooms, etc.
Volunteers and groups should call the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce at 343-7681 to register.
The 2014-15 Fulton City School District budget will have to wait another few weeks before board approval.
Superintendent Bill Lynch and Director of Finance Kathy Nichols presented drafts three and four at the board’s April 8 meeting, and the board is expected to accept the fourth draft at the April 23 meeting.
According to this fourth draft, the budget will total $67,357,685, up 3.22 percent from the 2013-14 year’s $65,259,100. Continue reading →
Twenty stones looking like this one are hidden in Lincoln Park.
Find one and begin your collection of stones from the various parks in Fulton. Each day a different park will be highlighted on this Valley News website — find out what the park of the day is and go there to find a stone.
By April 19, folks should have collected 10 stones. Bring them to a ceremony at 4 p.m. April 22 in Recreation Park to win a small prize.
The Fulton Art Association has announced the winners of the eighth annual High School Invitational Art and Photography Show.
Eighty-eight students from high schools in Fulton, Hannibal, Oswego and Phoenix school districts submitted 103 pieces of artwork in fourteen different categories.
The show was created to help provide encouragement and guidance to high school artists and provide them a venue to display their talent and artwork.
Marsha Wheeler Marcarian, Arts-In-Education Coordinator for Oswego County BOCES, and Carolyn House Mosier, long-time FAA member and instructor at Cayuga Community College, Fulton, judged the show this year, which was held at the Fulton Municipal Building March 1 and 2.
Best of Show
Mike Edwards, an Oswego High junior, for his Computer Graphic Art entry entitled Self Portrait, which included the Oswego Lighthouse reflected in his sunglasses.
Laurelann Easton (senior, Oswego) took first place with her metalwork entry entitled Violate Text Bracelet.
Molly Brown (junior, Oswego) took second place with her jewelry entry, Geared to Fly along with Leah Shay Jones (junior, Oswego) for her Release Text Bracelet. Honorable Mention went to Childhood Memory, Metal by Aviriana Follet (senior, Oswego).
First place went to Maria Musemeci (junior, Phoenix) for her portrait painting, Fia. Second place was shared by Gianna Girafalo (senior, Phoenix) for her Black Bear canine painting and Brenna Riley (junior, Oswego for Sundae. Honorable Mentions were awarded to Nicole Fitzgerald (junior, Phoenix) for Weaping Tree and Taylor Simpson (senior, Fulton) for Aboriginal Original.
Aviriana Follet (senior, Oswego) won first place for her Volcanic Safehaven entry. Two second place were granted to Cassondra Orr-Savage (senior, Fulton) for Life Through Henna and Hans Reichow (senior, Hannibal) for his Waldgeist.
Honorable Mentions were given to Jessica Allen (10th gr – Phoenix) for Clay Shark, Morgan Butterfield (12th gr – Oswego) for Silver Geared Teapot, Courtney Johnson (12th gr – Oswego) for Steam Punk Teapot, Emily Leonard (12th gr – Fulton), Elizabeth Reitz (12th gr – Fulton) for Animal Kingdom, Seth Rogers-Miller (12th gr – Fulton) for Tesselate, and Emily Schneider (11th gr – Phoenix) for Cookie Jar and Nesting Bowls.
First place went to Christian Knox (senior, Hannibal) for Marsh Reflections. Two second place were granted to Dylan Cummins (senior, Hannibal) for Bum and Bailey Milliken (junior, Hannibal) for Trace of Light.
Honorable Mentions were given to McKayla Long (sophomore, Hannibal) for Glowsticks and Lindsey Wheeler (junior, Hannibal) for Autumn Breeze.
Drawing A (pencil, graphite, charcoal)
First place went to Allie Henderson (junior, Oswego) for her pencil drawing, Masquerade. Second place was awarded to Meghan Anderson (junior, Oswego) for Silence and Carolina Nicole (senior, Hannibal) for Tree Study.
Honorable Mentions were given to Katie Bradshaw (sophomore, Oswego) for Tranquility Before the Storm, Carrie Gilbert (senior, Oswego) for Spilt Soup, and Marissa Martin (senior, Phoenix) for Baby Willow.
Drawing B (colored pencil, Prismacolor)
First place went to Reilly Patrick (junior, Oswego) for Time Will Tell. Second place was shared by Reilly Patrick for Rusted Workshop and Carolina Nicol (senior, Hannibal) for Vintage.
Honorable Mentions were awarded to Meghan Anderson (junior, Oswego) for Does It Snow in Heaven, Katie Bradshaw (sophomore, Oswego) for In the Eye of the Beholder, Christian Cabanlig (sophomore, Oswego) for Anonymous Gift, Makala Carson (junior, Oswego) for Feathers, and Meghan Rowe (sophomore, Phoenix) for Grandpa.
Drawing C (markers, pastels, pen/ink)
First place was awarded to Carolina Nicol (senior, Hannibal) for Rolling Forms, second place to Kathy Pittorf (junior, Hannibal) for Pastel Abstraction, and an Honorable Mention to Darian Stobart (junior, Phoenix) for Angel.
Painting Mixed Media
Honorable Mention was given to Jessica Morgan (freshman, Oswego) for her Steeple at Night.
Two Honorable Mentions were given to Morgan Haynes (freshman, Oswego) for Harings Hersheys and Michael Leach (senior, Phoenix) for Discombobulation.
First place was awarded to Meghan Lentz (senior, Phoenix) for Jay Walk in the Woods. He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not by Isabela Gonzalez (senior, Fulton) won second place.
All students in the four districts (including LEAH and Oswego Co BOCES students from those districts) are able to participate in the High School Invitational competition. Students also can join the Fulton Art Association and participate in its annual show that takes place in May. For information, contact President Kathryn Mihalek at 532-3803.
Fulton Junior High School’s Music Department recently held a spring concert as part of Music In Our Schools Month.
The seventh-grade orchestra, under the direction of Danielle Delfanian, performed the “Bushwascker Stomp”, “The Bachaneer” and “Guest Soloist.” Principal Ryan Lanigan was invited to “play” the violin, amusing both the student musicians and audience.
The eighth-grade orchestra performed “MacPherson’s Lament”, Irish folk song “Fiddle-me-oo-re-i-re-a” and “Chant, Chorale and Dance.”
The seventh-grade chorus, under the direction of Stephanie Almeter and accompanied by Cathy Chirello, sang “Rejoice in the Music”, “ I’ve Got the Music in Me,” and “Lift Me Up.” The last song featured soloists Courtney Miner, Luis Pagan, Kacey Markarian and Nick Brown.
The eighth-grade chorus sang “I Have To Sing”, “Cups” and traditional spiritual “Swing Down Ezekiel.” The second song featured soloist Alexis Phelps. Olivia Abrams, Mikahala Horning, Ariel Stacy, Julia Allen and Madison Wilson made up the rhythm section.
The seventh-grade band, under the direction of Debra Farden, performed two songs, “American Spirit March” and “Year of Dragon.” Eighth-graders performed “The Rowan Tree” and “John Williams: Movie Adventures.” Parents and community members hummed along to familiar movie theme songs, from E.T. to Star Wars.
Throughout the evening, students read short narratives, expressing what music meant to them.
“Without music, my life would be dull,” said one student. Another said music was a way to express her feelings.