Together again – The Hudson family poses in 2012. All four of Henry and Beverly Hudson’s sons still live in Fulton. Their daughter, Holli Bacon, lives in Connecticut. From left to right: Dan, Holli, David, Beverly, Henry, Eric and Doug.

FULTON FAMILIES — A Country Boy Can Survive: The Hudsons

This photo, circa 1968, shows Henry and Beverly Hudson’s five children. Back row: Holli Hudson Bacon, Doug and Eric Hudson; front row: David and Dan Hudson.
This photo, circa 1968, shows Henry and Beverly Hudson’s five children. Back row: Holli Hudson Bacon, Doug and Eric Hudson; front row: David and Dan Hudson.

Editor’s note: This is the ninth installment of stories about Fulton Families. The monthly series tells the stories of families that have either lived in Fulton for ages or perhaps only a short while — but the common bond will be they love the city and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. If you know of a family we should highlight, please email Ashley M. Casey, Valley News assistant editor, at

By Ashley M. Casey  |  Photos courtesy of the Hudson family

“Can’t take the farm out of a country boy.”

That’s what Doug Hudson says about staying close to his roots.

Doug, who owns Hudsons’ Dairy, left Fulton only long enough to go to college. He and his three brothers, Dan, Eric and David, all returned to the city — or, more accurately, just outside it — to be close to their parents and help out on the farm in Granby.

fulton familiesTheir sister, Holli Bacon, is the only one of Henry and Beverly Hudson’s children who moved out of Fulton. She now lives in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

“We’re lucky all the boys are around us,” Beverly says.

Through the Hudsons’ dairy business, community connections and deep roots, it seems that Fulton is lucky to have them around.

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Balloon Fest off to a great start


Hundreds showed up on a clear evening filled with blue sky to attend the first Oswego County Balloon Fest at the county Fairgrounds in Sandy Creek.

In addition to the food, vendors, animals and bounce houses for the kids, four colorful balloons took to the sky at about 7:20 p.m., floating over the fairgrounds and then out over the villages of Sandy Creek and Lacona.

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More on the Aldi project

By Ashley M. Casey

Even if the Nestlé location doesn’t work out, the show will go on for a proposed Aldi store in Fulton.

Mayor Ron Woodward Sr. told The Valley News that he spoke to Lew Kibling, a regional real estate director for Aldi based in Tully. Woodward said Kibling told him that Aldi was having difficulties dealing with Carbonstead LLC president Ed Palmer, who owns the property on Fourth and Fay streets. Continue reading

Remember D-Day with event Saturday in Oswego


Tours of the LT-5 will be available Saturday during the D-Day commemoration at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego.
Tours of the LT-5 from World War II will be available Saturday during the D-Day commemoration at the H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego.

This year commemorates the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which began June 6, 1944.

The H. Lee White Marine Museum in Oswego will honor this event by holding a series of programs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 7.

A history presentation, WWII re-enactments and WWII exhibits will be featured all day. The H. Lee White Marine Museum is asking admission by suggested donation to one of the vessels which played a huge role in WWII, the LT-5. Continue reading

Community spiritual event this weekend at Oswego First United Methodist Church

The Oswego First United Methodist Church invites the community to a weekend of music, food and spiritual revival at 7 p.m. Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 and at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 8.


There will be music by the FUMC Praise band, the FUMC Choir and refreshments. There will a picnic following the Sunday service on June 8. Come to one, two or all three parts of the event.


The speaker for the event will be the Rev. Timothy Kriebel, senior pastor at the Bethlehem UMC near West Chester, PA. Following college, Pastor Tim graduated magna cum laude from Wesley Theological Seminary with a master of divinity degree in 1981; a year later he was ordained an elder in the Eastern PA Conference of the United Methodist Church.


Pastor Tim has served five churches during his career. His favorite pastoral activity is teaching, his favorite fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23) is joy, and his most fulfilling spiritual discipline is soaking prayer (ask him what it is!).


He likes sports but loves chocolate, he watches too much TV but also enjoys reading mystery, spy and thriller novels. His most fervent prayer is that the Holy Spirit would bring revival to the church he serves and that it would then spread to other churches and throughout the larger communities surrounding them!

Pastor Tim will speak on the Holy Spirit. Some of the topics to be covered include:

  • A Biblical Overview of the Person of the Holy Spirit and the Purpose of the Holy Spirit
  • The Fruit vs. the Gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • The Wesleyan theology and experience of the Holy Spirit
  • Baptism vs. the release of the Holy Spirit

For more information, call the First United Methodist Church at 343-6335.

The church is located at 7111 State Route 104 West across from Fruit Valley Vet Clinic.



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