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Advance Sale Tickets Available For Fulton Lions Feb. 10 BBQ, Benefits Dowd Memorial Scholarship

The Fulton Lions Club has announced that they will be hosting their seventh annual chicken BBQ, Sun. Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fulton Polish Home to benefit the club’s Mary and Harold “H” Dowd Memorial Scholarship, said David Dingman, Fulton Lions president.

“This year, the $8 tickets may be purchased in advance, “ Dingman said. “All tickets purchased before Jan. 10, 2013 will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Struppler’s Market gift card, or a Struppler’s $50 Valero gas card. Dowd  BBQ Chairman Ken Ruscitto is selling the advance tickets and he can be reached at 427-1629.

The Fulton Lions Club has announced that they will be hosting its seventh annual chicken BBQ, Sun. Feb. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fulton Polish Home to benefit the club’s Mary and Harold “H” Dowd Memorial Scholarship, said Jim Sokolowski, Fulton Lions president. “This year, the $8 tickets may be purchased in advance, “ Dingman said. “All tickets purchased before Jan. 10, 2013 will be entered in a drawing for a $100 Struppler’s Market gift card, or a Struppler’s $50 Valero gas card. Dowd BBQ Chairman Ken Ruscitto is selling the advance tickets and he can be reached at 427-1629.Above, Fulton Lions Past President Len Kellogg, left, and Ruscitto prepare chickens at last year’s event.

Chicken dinner tickets may also be purchased for $8 at the door for take-out, Ruscitto said. Local delivery of 5 or more dinners may be pre-arranged by contacting any Lions Club member in advance of the event or by calling Ruscitto at 427-1629 on the day of the event. In addition, there will be a 50-50 drawing that day.

The chicken, as last year, will be barbequed by Jim Aluzzi of Kristen’s Kitchen & Catering, Fulton, who is donating his time and equipment. Each dinner features BBQ chicken, baked beans, salt potatoes, macaroni salad, and dessert.  “We also want to thank Chris Satchel and Mimi’s Drive–in for donating macaroni salad to our event,” said Lion Charles McIntyre, event co-chair.

“Harold ‘H’ Dowd was a member of the Fulton Lions Club for more than 40 years,” Dingman said. “ He served both our club and our community with dedication, selflessness and good humor. Mary Dowd was an honorary Fulton Lions Club member who always opened her home to the club and to foreign exchange students for years. The Fulton Lions have established a scholarship for a graduating Fulton high school student in their name to be awarded on a yearly basis.”

For more information, contact Ruscitto at 427-1629. For more information on the Fulton Lions Club or membership with the club, visit: www.fultonlionsclub.org.