The week of December 5 through December 9, 2011, is the last week to view and vote for your favorite trees in the 23rd annual Parade of Trees Contest at the John Wells Pratt House Museum, 177 South First Street, Fulton, New York. Visitor’s votes choose the winners, so it is important that everyone cast their ballot by 3 P. M. on December 9.
There are thirteen trees entered in the contest in the Adult, Youth and Children’s categories and winners of the first, second and third prizes in each category will be determined by the vote of the public. The sponsor of the First prizes of $100.00 each, is the Fulton Savings Bank. Sponsoring the Second prizes of $75.00 each is Oswego Valley Insurance Agencies and sponsoring the Third prizes of $50.00 each is Stephen Wise of Edward Jones Investments, Gosch Supply & Lighting Centre and Blue Moon Grill. The Officers and Directors of the Friends of History In Fulton, N. Y., Inc. are very grateful to these faithful sponsors who make the prizes in this contest possible.
The Pratt House has been decorated with collectible holiday decorations and makes a lovely festive atmosphere to enjoy the beauty of each of the trees in the contest.
The gift shop is also open and has some unusual Christmas gifts, including the Fulton commemorative throw, the Pratt House T shirts and hoodies, and Richard Beyer’s current book “3rd Edition of the Hunter Arms and the L. C. Smith Gun” and books on Fulton history and the John Hunter Family. Proceeds from sales from the gift shop help to fund the maintenance of the John Wells Pratt House and the programs of the museum.
Visitors are welcome from December 5 through December 9, from 12 noon until 3 P. M. and are requested to bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots campaign sponsored by the Marine Corp. Reserve. Greeters will be available to give tours of the museum.
The Pratt House will be closing for the season at Noon on Friday, December 16. For more information, contact the Museum at 315-598-4616.