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Fulton recognizes city’s finest and bravest

Longtime Fulton resident Jan Rebeor received the 2012 Community Service Award during the 17th annual Awards & Commendations Ceremony held Wednesday. Rebeor was noticed for her involvement in many community organizations and events.
Longtime Fulton resident Jan Rebeor received the 2012 Community Service Award during the 17th annual Awards & Commendations Ceremony held Wednesday. Rebeor was noticed for her involvement in many community organizations and events.

by Nicole Reitz

The City of Fulton paid tribute last Wednesday to its hometown heroes men and women of the fire and police departments.

Mayor Ron Woodward offered a few words of appreciation to the those in these difficult jobs during the 17th annual Awards & Commendations ceremony held at the Fulton Municipal Building.

“We know what you do, we monitor what you do, and we appreciate it,” said Woodward. “With the aftermath of what happened in Boston, it brings to mind more than ever how important and how much we need our first responders.”

Community Service Award

The first award of the night, the 2012 Community Service Award, was presented by Investigator Aimee May to Fulton resident Jan Rebeor.

Rebeor is a stage 3 breast cancer survivor and an active member in the community, volunteering with a number of organizations, including Fulton’s Project Bloom, the United Way Stone Soup Luncheon, Tunes in June and Jazz Fest.

“This year’s recipient makes unique contributions that enriches our society and makes our community a better place to live,” said May.

Excellance attendance

The first service award for first responders was a recognition for excellence in attendance. An attendance program for the fire and police departments recognizes those employees who have completed two consecutive years of service without an absence.

They are Paul Kinne, Michael Tetro, Robert Summerville, Daniel O’Mara, Steven Dexter, Aaron Howard, Mark Pollock, Ralph McCann and William Clark, and Victor Kaufman.

Officer Brian Dumas was the recipient of the Triumphant Award in the fitness category. Every year, members of the police and fire department are given the opportunity to test themselves physically in the annual fitness challenge. Dumas met that challenge and scored in the 90th percent or better.

They also presented a certificate of excellence to the following members who scored in the 85th percent or better category: Captain David Eiffe, Lt. William Bullock, Deputy Chief Thomas Abelgore and Lt. William Clark.

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Valley Viewpoints: Fun in Fulton

by Mary E. Tetro of Fulton

An almost non existent winter allowed us all to get outside much earlier than normal this year. Watching the city come alive in March was refreshing.

People were out walking and bike riding when the ides of March usually handed us one last blast of snow.

April came in and out with neither a lion nor lamb, making its presence known. When May came, we al know what that means.

It’s time for Jan Rebeor and her committee to start prettying up the city entrances with beautiful welcoming flower displays.

The parks open for softball summer fun. Then it’s time for “Tunes in June” (another Jan Rebeor brain child).

The chamber has continued on with this great event that offers downtown and other employees, seniors from Towpath Towers, the Mill and seniors in general a fun an entertaining lunch time summer happening. (Aren’t we all thankful for Joe Cortini and friends?)

Kiwanis is underway and you can hear the kids and parents from four blocks away cheering on their baseball teams from T-ball on up. Just beautiful!

August is the chamber’s Jazz Fest over on the lake. Thanks to them for bringing back Fulton’s big summer event.

The committee for reviving Lake Neahntawanta is hitting the ground running. With members like Ed Williamson and Louella LeClair involved, I have great faith that somewhere in our future, Recreation Park will be just that, again, and I can’t wait.

The C.V. Abbott park on Seventh Street has seen, once again, residents having a great time with their kids. The best kept secret adjacent to the park is a “Born Learning Trail.” One of a select few in New York State, this adventure is wonderful for your pre-school children.

There are several activities you and your kids join in together and have lots of fun at the same time.

There’s lots to do here…so get out of the house and support what’s going on in Fulton. Don’t wait too long; something tells me Mother Nature will play a reverse trick on us in just a few months.

Still from Fulton and couldn’t be prouder!