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Advance Sale Tickets Available For Fulton Lions’ BBQ To Benefit Dowd Memorial Scholarship

FULTON, NY – The Fulton Lions Club has announced that they will be hosting their ninth annual chicken BBQ Feb. 8, 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 Gail Holmes, Fulton Lions president.

The Fulton Lions Club will host its  annual chicken BBQ, Feb. 8.  Fulton Lions past president Len Kellogg (left) and Ken Ruscitto prepare chickens for cooking.
The Fulton Lions Club will host its annual chicken BBQ, Feb. 8. Fulton Lions past president Len Kellogg (left) and Ken Ruscitto prepare chickens for cooking.

This year, the $9 tickets may be purchased in advance. All tickets purchased before Dec. 1 will be entered in a drawing for a $50 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.

“A limited number of chicken dinner tickets may also be purchased for $9 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 half of a BBQ chicken, salad, baked beans, Mimi’s macaroni salad, salt potatoes, and dessert.

Harold ‘H’ Dowd was a member of the Fulton Lions Club for more than 40 years, Holmes 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. http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/fultonny/index.php.