The 29th annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute celebration, Friday and Saturday, May 28th & 29th, 2010 will be held at the Fulton Community Center on West Broadway. As in the past years, the event will feature the biggest and the best Saturday morning parade, local and national music groups, a great food court, drinks, face painting, a magician and rides. All entertainment is offered free to the public.
The theme for 2010 is “America the Beautifulâ€. John La Clair, honored 2010 Veteran of the Year, will serve as the Grand Marshal of the Saturday parade. Friday evening will feature the G. Ray Bodley High School Jazz Band at 5 PM, the Music of Rick Bush at 6 PM, followed at 7 PM by 2 Kool 4 Skool, a Central New York party band. The evening will conclude with fireworks over the lake at 10 PM.
Oswego County’s biggest parade will begin Saturday’s festivities at 10:00 AM and will feature many returning entries including the Brockville Lion’s Club Steel Drum Band, The Central New York Fire and Police Band and the Central Square Middle School Marching Band. At 11:30, parade bands will be featured in the Community Center on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage. Awards will be given for winning parade entries.
Hayley Starr will return to do face painting and balloon animals for the children . At 2 PM, performing on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage will be The Magic of Virgil followed by the Fulton Dixieland Band at 3:30 PM and the Fulton Community Band at 5 PM. At 6 PM, the musical stylings of Larry Kyle will round out a notâ€”to-be missed Saturday Afternoon.
On Saturday evening at 7:00 PM, Memorial Day Salute is pleased to present â€œElvisâ€ on our stage. Yes, Elvis is in the building. Terry Buchwald, nationally acclaimed tribute artist, is a professional vocalist, recording artist and entertainer. Terry has earned the distinction of being named one of the top tribute artists in the United States by the Los Angeles Times. Performing throughout the world, Terry’s tribute show has taken him to many different countries. He has traveled throughout the United States, performing in over 40 states and many major cities, opening for numerous world renowned acts such as Diamond Rio, Rick Springfield and Lee Greenwood to name a few. We promise you an evening of great musical fun mixed with warm nostalgia.
Memorial Day Salute is sponsored by the Fulton Service Clubs: Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary, and Sunrise Rotary and the Fulton Veteransâ€˜ Council. For information about participation in the Saturday parade or other venues, please contact the parade chair, Richard Kemmis at 592-4486. For more information and pictures, log on to our website at www.fultonmemorialdaysalute.com.