31st Annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute Thanks Our Veterans

FULTON, NY –  The 31st annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute celebration, May 25 and 26 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 2012 is “AMERICA…..worth fighting for.”

Charles Callen, honored 2012 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 p.m., the Music of Rick Bush at 6 p.m., followed at 7 p.m. by Domicolo & Barlow, a well known Central New York duo.

The evening will conclude with fireworks over the lake at 10 p.m.

Oswego County’s biggest parade will begin Saturday’s festivities at 10 a.m. and will feature about ten bands among which are many returning entries including the  City of Syracuse Highland Pipe Band, The Central New York Fire and Police Band, The Island Band, the Central Square Middle School Marching Band and Emerald City Scottish Pipe Band.

At noon, 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 p.m., performing on the Fulton Savings Bank Stage will be The Magic of Virgil followed by The Fulton Dixieland Band at 3:30 p.m. and the Fulton Community Band at 5 p.m. At 6 p.m. the musical stylings of Vince Markowsky will round out a not-to-be-missed Saturday afternoon.

On Saturday evening at 7 p.m., Memorial Day Salute is pleased to present Nik & The Nice Guys, America’s #1 party band, on our stage.

Nik & The Nice Guys is a high-energy, rock & roll band, featuring 11 multi-talented musicians/ performers, including female singer/dancers and a horn section called the Niktones.

Besides playing great mainstream rock and roll, the group conveys a touch of Saturday Night Live craziness, while at the same time encouraging audience participation and dancing.

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, Sunrise Rotary and the Fulton Veterans’ Council.

For information about participation in the Saturday parade or other venues, please contact the parade chair, Zach Menter at 591-4502.

For more information and pictures, log on to www.fultonmemorialdaysalute.com