Show Your Gratitude to Veterans Onstage during
33rd Annual Memorial Day Salute
CNY Arts Center wants your help to express gratitude to veterans and service personnel everywhere through pictures, letters, poems and live talent onstage when they host local talent for the 33rd annual Memorial Day Salute, May 24 from 2 to 3:30 pm. In addition to featured Young Performers who have been working with CNY Arts Center throughout the school year, the organization is inviting local talent to share the stage with their own salute to veterans and military personnel.
“Do you have a message you’d like to send to the troops and veterans being honored? This year’s theme ‘Showing Gratitude to our veterans’ is a perfect opportunity to show your appreciation in song, story, music, dance, or whatever your family-friendly talent is,” said Nancy Fox, Director.
“We invite everyone from the youngest to the oldest to send a message of thanks. We hope to draw talent in multiple categories whether it is dance, vocals, musicians, or storytelling. We know there is a lot of talent and many wonderful performing artists. Memorial Day Salute is a popular tradition for local families and here is a way to be directly involved as we show our gratitude to veterans and share your talent with your hometown family and friends.”
Participants interested in performing should contact Nancy Fox directly at 592-3373. Time slots are few and limited to 3 minutes per act.
The organization will also accept art work, poems, and written tributes of thanks to be shared throughout the talent show between acts. Items collected will be donated to a veteran’s organization after the event. Art work will be accepted at Arts in the Heart Gallery, 47 S. First St in Fulton. Messages or written tributes should be mailed to CNY Arts Center, P. O Box 477, Fulton NY 13069.
Lisa Benzing performs at a previous CNY Arts Center Talent Event. Local talent is invited to perform in tribute to veterans and service personnel at Fulton’s 33rd Memorial Day Salute with the theme of “Showing Gratitude to our Veterans.” For more information about the group visit www.CNYArtsCenter.com and call Nancy Fox at 592-3373 to register. Poems and written tributes can be mailed to CNY Arts Center, P. O. Box 477, Fulton, NY 13069
Memorial Day Salute in the Planning
Plans are underway for the 33rd Annual Memorial Day Salute event to be held Saturday, May 24th at the Fulton Community Center. The theme for the celebration will be “SHOWING GRATITUDE TO OUR VETERANS.” Jim Weinhold, Veteran of the Year, will serve as Grand Marshall of the Saturday parade.
Entertainment for Saturday night will be announced soon. The entertainment on Saturday will be followed by the fireworks.
The Memorial Day Salute Committee is made up of representatives from the Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary Service Clubs, along with the Veterans Council of Fulton. Chairman of this year’s planning committee is Larry Macner.
Pictured making plans, standing from left to right are: (Back row) Dick Kemmis, Larry Macner, Sandy Farrands, Zack Mentor, and Dave Dingman. In the front row: Jim Myers, Judy Young, Holly Carpenter, and Tom Mirabito. Absent from photo were: John Kruk, Brenda Niver, Carl Nylen, Cathy Trowbridge, and Carol Vescio.
Memorial Day Salute
The Memorial Day Salute is an event that was created and is now carried on by representatives of the four Fulton service clubs: Rotary, Sunrise Rotary, Kiwanis and Lions. The service clubs are assisted by the Fulton Veterans Council. Pictured are the presidents of the service clubs, the Mayor, the Veteran of the Year and the Memorial Day Salute committee chairman. From left are: Larry Macner, MDS Chairman; Veteran of the Year Jim Weinhold; Mayor Ron Woodward; Jerry Seguin, Rotary; Don LaBarge, Lions and Brenda Niver, Kiwanis. Absent from photo is Ed Garrow, Sunrise Rotary. This year the 33rd Annual Memorial Day Salute will be held on Saturday, May 24th.
Each fall, the Fulton Veteran’s Council chooses a Veteran of the Year from among the membership of several Fulton veterans’ organizations. This year, Jim Weinhold, middle, was named Veteran of the Year and is seen with Fulton Mayor Ron Woodward (right) and Larry Macner (left). Weinhold will be the Grand Marshal for the Memorial Day Salute Parade on May 24th. The parade is sponsored by the Fulton Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary and Sunrise Rotary service clubs, in cooperation with the Fulton Veteran’s Council