The good times of summer are not that far away starting with Fulton’s Memorial Day Salute Saturday, May 24.
The entertainment will feature Chris Taylor’s Custom Taylor Band, Central New York’s premier Top 40 country music band.
Brass exchange will also be showcased.
Our festivities include a great Saturday morning parade, carnival rides, talent show by CNY Arts Center, fireworks and an abundance of food and drink provided through Fulton’s service clubs and Veterans’ Council.
Our 2014 theme is “Showing Gratitude to Our Veterans.” Jim Weinhold, honored 2014 Veteran of the Year, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Saturday parade.
Representatives from the Fulton Service Clubs and the Fulton Veterans’ Council organize Memorial Day Salute.
The chairperson of this year’s event is Larry Macner. Mark your calendars for this event to kick off summer 2014 in Fulton.
The Granby Youth Group is hosting a cleanup at Lock 0-3 as part of the state’s ninth annual Canal Clean Sweep.
The event will be at 10 a.m. April 26 at Lock 0-3 in Fulton.
More than 150 community organizations, service groups, municipalities and businesses across the New York State Canal System are participating in the Canal Clean Sweep by joining in one of the 100 local clean-up activities in Canal parks, along public promenades and on Canalway Trail segments in their region.
The event is held annually in recognition of Earth Day 2014 and in preparation for the opening of the canal season.
This year is the 190th consecutive navigation season on the New York State Canal System.
People will be out cleaning canal areas during Clean Sweep weekend April 25 to 27.
The Canal Clean Sweep highlights the growing significance of the Canal System and the Canalway Trail System as a recreational and tourism destination across the state and city of Fulton by encouraging communities, nonprofit organizations and volunteers to engage in cleanup and beautification activities along the Canal System and the Canalway Trail.
The New York State Canal System is composed of four historic waterways, the Erie, the Champlain, the Oswego and the Cayuga-Seneca Canals.
Spanning 524 miles across New York state, the waterway links the Hudson River, Lake Champlain, Lake Ontario, the Finger Lakes and the Niagara River with communities rich in history and culture.
Parks and Trails New York is the only statewide not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the health and quality of life of New Yorkers through the use and enjoyment of a growing network of parks, pedestrian and bicycle trails, greenways, and heritage corridors around the state.
For more information on the ninth annual Canal Clean Sweep or to help coordinate an event in your community, visit ptny.org or call James Meerdink with Parks & Trails New York at 518-434-1583 or email@example.com.
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.