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Take A Walk Around The Dizzy Block

A view of Fulton’s Cayuga Street, once part of the city’s famous Dizzy Block. The Fulton Public Library has collected memories from city residents about their one-time shopping and socializing area. A book of these stories has been published and a program to honor its authors will take place November 14 at Fulton’s Holy Trinity Parish.
A view of Fulton’s Cayuga Street, once part of the city’s famous Dizzy Block. The Fulton Public Library has collected memories from city residents about their one-time shopping and socializing area. A book of these stories has been published and a program to honor its authors will take place November 14 at Fulton’s Holy Trinity Parish.
A view of Fulton’s Cayuga Street, once part of the city’s famous Dizzy Block. The Fulton Public Library has collected memories from city residents about their one-time shopping and socializing area. A book of these stories has been published and a program to honor its authors will take place November 14 at Fulton’s Holy Trinity Parish.
A view of Fulton’s Cayuga Street, once part of the city’s famous Dizzy Block. The Fulton Public Library has collected memories from city residents about their one-time shopping and socializing area. A book of these stories has been published and a program to honor its authors will take place November 14 at Fulton’s Holy Trinity Parish.

FULTON – The Fulton Public Library announces the date for its 2018 Memoir Project presentation.

The project is a local history program designed to commemorate significant places and events in Fulton by helping its residents preserve their memories.

The presentation will take place November 14 at 6 p.m. in the Jubilee Hall of the Holy Trinity Parish, 309 Buffalo St.

“Since we began The Memoir Project in 2013, we have collected more than 200 memoirs,” said Betty Mauté, the Library’s project coordinator. “As we did in the project’s first four years, we have assembled this year’s stories into book form. Each book has a theme, and in 2018 we focused on Fulton’s downtown, for many years known as the Dizzy Block.”

“We chose the Dizzy Block because of the multitude of memories it has to Fultonians,” said Jim Farfaglia, who has worked with the program since its inception. “That small, one-block section of our city once was home to our favorite clothing and shoes stores, gifts shops and ice cream parlors. It was the place to be in Fulton for decades.”

The November 14 event will include the reading of excerpts from the book, performance by Top Hat Solutions, an improv troupe, and a slideshow of Dizzy Block photographs.

“The new book and previous memoir books will be available for purchase at the presentation,” Mauté said. “The sale of books provides us funds for a variety of projects for our patrons.”

The presentation is free and refreshments will be served.

No registration is necessary, but those interested in more information may contact the library at (315) 592-5159.