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September 21, 2018

This Weekend: Fulton Memorial Day Salute 2017


FULTON, NY – The 36th annual Fulton Memorial Day Salute is slated for this weekend, with the bulk of the action jam packed on Saturday, May 27.

To start the celebrations, the carnival portion of the weekend will open Friday evening (May 26) offering carnival rides, games and food.

The carnival rides outside the Fulton Community Center are being set up to open Friday evening and run through the day on Saturday following the 2017 Memorial Day Parade in Fulton.

The carnival rides outside the Fulton Community Center are being set up to open Friday evening and run through the day on Saturday following the 2017 Memorial Day Parade in Fulton.

The fun will continue the following morning (Saturday, May 27) as the Memorial Day Parade will begin at 10 a.m. running east to west through the city on Broadway.

The parade has been organized by Cre8 Studios L.L.C. following this year’s parade theme, “Stars and Stripes Forever.”

2017 Veteran of the Year, Lawrence Macner will act as Grand Marshal for the parade.

Macner, born in Utica, lasted a 28-year military career including six years of active duty with the United States Air Force and 22 years with the NY Air National Guard.

“I feel humbled and honored to be chose as Veteran of the Year, as part of that honor is to be Grand Marshal of the Fulton Memorial Day Parade,” Macner said.

The parade will lead the public to the Fulton War Memorial parking area where the carnival fun will continue throughout the day and night.

Inside the Fulton Community Center, food and drinks aplenty will be available.

Sausage, steak, chicken dinners, hotdogs, hamburgers, french fries, pizza and fried dough will be available for purchase as provided by the Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, and Sunrise Rotary service clubs of Fulton, among others.

Music entertainment will flood the stage inside the Fulton Community Center beginning after the parade and ending with the main act, Dan Elliot and the Monterays beginning at 8 p.m.

Dan Elliot and the Monterays, made up of Dan Elliot as lead vocals, Ron Lauback as lead guitar and vocals, Ronnie Dark as bass guitar and vocals, Wayne Muller as keyboards and vocals, and Dave Miller on drums and vocals, are known as Upstate New York’s longest working band, celebrating 55 years in the music business this year.

To cap it off, fireworks will launch over Lake Neatahwanta beginning at 9:30 p.m.

The city of Fulton acts as the event sponsor while other major sponsors for the Memorial Day Salute include Pathfinder Bank and Universal Metal Works as parade sponsors, Community Bank and Oswego Health as fireworks sponsors, and Fulton Savings Bank as the stage sponsor.

Planning for the event begins as early as February, with a committee composed of representatives from the Lions, Kiwanis, Rotary, and Sunrise Rotary service clubs, along with the Veterans’ Council of Fulton.

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4 Responses “This Weekend: Fulton Memorial Day Salute 2017”

  1. Star moran
    May 24, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Why dont we get some good bands instead of the oldies. And more venders . The fild days have good people why cant fulton. Its not lime it use to be

  2. Ken Carlos
    May 26, 2017 at 7:22 am

    Have you seen our roads. Looks of our roads tells me our tax money is being spent foolishly , just like the money sponsers are giving for memorial day festival , can only imagine what’s not being spent on the the fair and ending up in others pockets , but its true , Fulton should start shaking up the bands , the oldies , yeaaaa it’s not the 1800s anymore .

  3. Star moran
    May 27, 2017 at 4:50 am

    Ken i agree like some good time rock or country. The roads are bad this town ISN’T like use to be. We have to to different towns just to bring are family members just to have fun. ??

  4. Jessica halstead
    May 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Hate how its only friday an sat but memorial day is monday. Every other field day is atleast open fri-sun

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