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Fulton Lions Club Makes Improvements At Oswego Falls Park

Members of the Fulton Lions Club recently spread new mulch and cleared trees and brush recently as part of a cleanup project at Fulton’s Oswego Falls Park on South First Street, said David Dingman, Fulton Lions Club president. This is the fifth consecutive year that the club has made work at the park one of its annual projects.

Members of the Fulton Lions Club recently worked on clearing trees and brush recently as part of a cleanup project at Fulton’s Oswego Falls Park on S. First St., said David Dingman, Fulton Lions Club president. This is the fourth consecutive year that the club has made work at the park one of its annual projects. Here, Lions spread a fresh layer of mulch under a swing set. From left: Bob Weston, co-chair; Don LaBarge, Dr. Brett Tallents, Len Kellogg, Dingman.
Members of the Fulton Lions Club recently worked on clearing trees and brush recently as part of a cleanup project at Fulton’s Oswego Falls Park on South First Street, said David Dingman, Fulton Lions Club president. This is the fifth consecutive year that the club has made work at the park one of its annual projects. Here, Lions spread a fresh layer of mulch under a swing set. From left: Bob Weston, co-chair; Don LaBarge, Dr. Brett Tallents, Len Kellogg, Dingman.

“The Fulton Lions Club, working in cooperation with the City of Fulton Parks and Recreation Dept., tackled removing heavy layers of brush, trees, vines and stumps that had overgrown the western perimeter,” Dingman said. “We also spread new mulch under the swing set, slide and other playground equipment.

“During the past four years, the Fulton Lions Club has resealed the basketball court, painted the basketball backboards and added new nets. We’ve also cleared brush from the northern perimeter chain link fence, removed                    stumps, removed an old chain link backstop, and filled in lawn ruts and depressions with topsoil.

“This project was very fulfilling for our members and it was a pleasure to help a community park become even more inviting to children and families.”

Lions Bob Weston, left, and Len Kellogg spread mulch under a jungle gym
Lions Bob Weston, left, and Len Kellogg spread mulch under a jungle gym

Lions who participated in the project were: Steve Chirello and Bob Weston, project co-chairs; Len Kellogg, Dr. Brett Tallents, Kevin Michaels, Don LaBarge, Roberta Boteler, and Dingman.

The Fulton Lions Club is part of Lions Club International (LCI), which was founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. It is the largest service club in the world with over one million members in more than 170 countries. The Fulton club, with more than 40 members, is one of the largest and most active Lions clubs in Central New York.

(front to back): Lions Len Kellogg, Kevin Michaels and Dr. Brett Tallents work to clear overgrowth on the North perimeter fence. Lion Bob Weston is obscured by brush he is carrying.
(front to back): Lions Len Kellogg, Kevin Michaels and Dr. Brett Tallents work to clear overgrowth on the North perimeter fence. Lion Bob Weston is obscured by brush he is carrying.

Lions Clubs are committed to sight and hearing projects. Fulton Lions                                                                                                        have joined with LCI to support Campaign Sight First II to help prevent blindness worldwide. Fulton Lions provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids.

Lions Roberta Boteler and Bob Weston spread mulch on the slide landing pad.
Lions Roberta Boteler and Bob Weston spread mulch on the slide landing pad.

In addition, the Fulton club collects used eyeglasses for refurbishment and redistribution at Waby Opticians, Empire Vision Center, Wal-Mart, PathFinder Bank and The Medicine Place. The Fulton club also supports the Guiding Eyes for the Blind program that trains Seeing Eye dogs for the blind, and the Finger Lakes Lions Hearing Foundation.

Anyone interested in membership in the Fulton Lions Club, or seeking more information can visit the club’s web site at http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/fultonny/index.php Correspondence can be mailed to Fulton Lions Club, c/o Steve Chirello, P.O. Box 727, Fulton, NY 13069.

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  1. How lucky we are to have such fine service clubs with such generous, giving members. We often see or hear about the negative happenings in communities so these stories are so uplifting and I believe truly reflect the spirit of the vast majority of residents in our city. All our service clubs have work to add so much value to this city, I can’t express my gratitude loud enough. We are honored and grateful to have you in the place we call home.

    Thank you for caring and being there to make our lives richer.

    …and as I have stated before: “Look What Happens When You Let Those Lions Out of their Cages!” ~ Great Things.

    Cathy Trowbridge

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