The Fulton Family YMCA is introducing â€œAccentuate the Yâ€, a fundraising event to auction off unique, hand painted, hand made works of art, it was announced by Irene Southard, event chair. The gala auction is Friday, June 11 at the Fulton Polish Home. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
â€œThis is similar to our earlier auctions,â€ Southard said. This yearâ€™s fundraiser, with the support of the Board of Directors and employees of the Fulton Family YMCA, will again be showcasing the flourishing creative talents of many local craftspeople and artists, but with different media. Among the items will be â€˜repurposedâ€™ small tables and chairs.Â The final works of art will be auctioned off at the Accentuate the Y Gala, Friday, June 11, at the Fulton Polish Home.â€
Emcee for this yearâ€™s event is 93Q radio morning show celebrity Amy Robbins.
â€œAmong the local artists whose work will be featured are Sandy Clift, Amy Johnston, Tammy Wood, Amy Ambuske, Janet Weldin, Margaret Rusaw, Anna Clarke, and Lisa Davis.
â€œWe really want to recognize our sponsors and artists every chance we get.Â Their generosity has been incredible and we can not thank them enough.â€ Southard said. Art sponsors include: A&E Transport Services, Inc.; Babcock Oil Col, Inc.; Burkeâ€™s Home Center; C&C Metal Fabrications, Inc., Canalview Travel Services, Inc.; Chirello Advertising & Marketing; C-Vac Filtration; Dennis Hawthorne, Jr., Esq.; Eastern Shore Associates Insurance; Family Chiropractic Office; Foster Funeral Home; Fruce Dental; Fulton Savings Bank; Hannibal Village IGA; HSBC Bank USA, N.A.; Isbell & Son Drainage, Inc.; Johnstonâ€™s Propane Gas Service; MetLife; Mimiâ€™s Drive-In; NAPA Auto Parts; Oswego Valley Insurance Agency; PathFinder Bank;Â Pinnacle Dental Group; Red Brick Tavern/Dowdâ€™s Flower Shop; Technical Sales Solutions, Inc.;Â and Karen Crisafulli.
â€œThe community has enthusiastically embraced this project and weâ€™re building on the wonderful momentum of public support that began four years ago with Chair-ish the Y,â€ said Southard.Â All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Fulton Family YMCA.
For further information, contact the Fulton YMCA at 598-9622. The artwork may also be viewed online at www.fultonymca.com.