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Fulton YMCA Prepares For Gala Auction

FULTON – Excitement is building at the Fulton YMCA as we prepare for our 5th gala auction at the Fulton Polish Home.

The theme this year is “Believe in the Y” and area artists have decorated a variety of furniture pieces from past auctions for the event.

Many of them will soon be on display throughout the community.

The event is slated for June 1 so mark your calendars!  This is one event you won’t want to miss.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 8 p.m.

Besides the wonderfully creative pieces of furniture, there will be smaller items for silent auction, including many pieces by Sandy Clift.

Dan Bachelor will be the auctioneer again this year and Carol Fox is preparing a wonderful menu of creative hors d’ouvers.

Nick Abelgore will be showcasing his musical talents throughout the evening.

“We love to read!”
“We love to read!”

According to Betty Fadden, executive director of the Fulton Family YMCA, “Area business and individuals have been extraordinarily generous again this year. This year’s sponsors include Babcock Oil Co.; Burke’s Home Center; Canalview Travel Services; Chirello Advertising; Critical-Vac Filter Co.; Dennis Hawthorne Jr., Esq.; Family Chiropractic Office; Foster’s Funeral Home; Fulton Savings Bank; Hannibal Village Market  IGA; Johnston’s Propane; Mimi’s Drive In; Oswego Valley Insurance Agency; Pinnacle Dental Group; Red Brick Pub; Universal Metal Works; and Harvey Fadden. This truly is a community event!”

Featured at the auction will be the locally favorite artists who have been with us each year: Amy Johnston; Lisa Davis; Margaret Rusaw; Tammy Wood; Meanie Taylor; Muggins LaGrou; Michelle McClave; Laureen Whitney; and Kelly Niccoli.

Also returning this year is Chuck Leman who outdid himself with “We love to read!”

We also have some new artists: Lois Baker, Kathy Mihalik, Susan James, Adair Sala, Autumn Burns and Cheri Pafumi, have painted and designed beautiful, whimsical pieces.

Pre-sale tickets are available at the Fulton YMCA, 715 W. Broadway and at the door the night of the event.