Annual Parade of Trees Begins November 28 at John Wells Pratt House

The Twenty-third annual Parade of Trees will be on view for public voting at the John Wells Pratt House Museum, 177 South First Street, Fulton, New York, beginning November 28 and continuing daily through December 9, weekdays from 12 until 3 P. M., and Saturday, December 3, from 11 A. M. to 3 P. M.

This years display includes thirteen Christmas trees decorated by First Step Universal Pre-K; Fulton Family YMCA Children’s Group; Fulton Public Library-Children’s Room; Girl Scout Troop # 665 Volney; Julia’s Playcare, in Honor of the Oswego County Humane Society; Noah’s Christian Nursery School; G. Ray Bodley High School-Room 127; Caring & Sharing Breast Cancer Support Group of Oswego County; CNY Arts Center; OCO Migrant and Seasonal Farm Workers Program; Oswego Industries Life Dayhab Program; Towpath Towers Tenant’s Association and Women’s Club of Fulton.

Visitors vote for their favorite trees in three categories, Adult, Youth and Children. Winners in each category will receive a first prize of $100.00, second prize of $75.00 and third prize of $50.00. Visitor’s votes determine the winners, so it is important that the community show their support by voting for their favorite trees.

The Friends of History sincerely thank the sponsors of this popular community event for their generosity and loyal support. Sponsors include Fulton Savings Bank (a sponsor for 23 years of all first place prizes in all categories), Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies (a sponsor for 23 years of all second place prizes in all categories), Stephen Wise of Edward Jones Investments, (a sponsor since 2009 of a 3rd place prize), Gosch Supply & Lighting Centre (a sponsor since 2007 of a 3rd place prize) and Blue Moon Grill (a sponsor since 2006 of a 3rd place prize).

Volunteer greeters will be on hand to answer your questions and you may tour the Pratt House Museum after voting for your favorite trees. While at the Pratt House, you are reminded to browse through the gift shop, which has many unusual items for Christmas gift giving, including the Fulton, N. Y commemorative throw, Richard Beyer’s new book, “3rd Edition Hunter Arms and the L. C. Smith Gun” and the Webb book on the Hunter Family of Sterling Valley.

Visitors are asked to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots Campaign, as the Pratt House is a drop off point for this yearly event sponsored by the Marine Corp. Reserve.

School tours can be arranged for weekdays from 9 A. M. until Noon by appointment.

For further information, call 315-598-4616.