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September 20, 2018

Show Your Gratitude to Veterans Onstage during 33rd Annual Memorial Day Salute


FULTON, NY – CNY Arts Center wants your help to express gratitude to veterans and service personnel everywhere through pictures, letters, poems and live talent onstage when it hosts local talent for the 33rd annual Memorial Day Salute, May 24 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Lisa Benzing performs at a previous CNY Arts Center Talent Event. Local talent is invited to perform in tribute to veterans and service personnel at Fulton’s 33rd Memorial Day Salute.

Lisa Benzing performs at a previous CNY Arts Center Talent Event. Local talent is invited to perform in tribute to veterans and service personnel at Fulton’s 33rd Memorial Day Salute.

In addition to featured young performers who have been working with CNY Arts Center throughout the school year, the organization is inviting local talent to share the stage with their own salute to veterans and military personnel.

“Do you have a message you’d like to send to the troops and veterans being honored? This year’s theme ‘Showing Gratitude to our Veterans’ is a perfect opportunity to show your appreciation in song, story, music, dance, or whatever your family-friendly talent is,” said Nancy Fox, director. “We invite everyone from the youngest to the oldest to send a message of thanks. We hope to draw talent in multiple categories whether it is dance, vocals, musicians, or storytelling. We know there is a lot of talent and many wonderful performing artists. Memorial Day Salute is a popular tradition for local families and here is a way to be directly involved as we show our gratitude to veterans and share your talent with your hometown family and friends.”

Participants interested in performing should contact Fox directly at 592-3373. Time slots are few and limited to three minutes per act.

The organization will also accept art work, poems, and written tributes of thanks to be shared throughout the talent show between acts.

Items collected will be donated to a veterans’ organization after the event.

Artwork will be accepted at Arts in the Heart Gallery, 47 S. First St.

Messages or written tributes should be mailed to CNY Arts Center, PO Box 477, Fulton NY 13069.

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