CHRIS COCCIA, CHIP CHANTRY HEADLINE OCT. 12 FULTON LIONS ‘MANE EVENT’ COMEDY NIGHT

FULTON, N.Y. – The Fulton Lions Club has announced that they will be hosting their 6th annual Mane Event comedy night with nationally known comedians Chris Coccia and Chip Chantry on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Fulton Polish Home. All proceeds raised will benefit community members in need.

“This event has been very successful for us and the community. It’s sure to be a fun, entertaining night for all,” said Zach Merry, Fulton Lions president. “Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. There will also be a 50-50 drawing and a raffle for a ticket in our next Lions Loot Sweepstakes.”

Presale tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Devine Designs, Fulton Medicine Place, Phoenix Medicine Place, Mimi’s Drive-In, PathFinder Bank-Fulton, and the Fulton Polish Home. Ticket donations sold at the door can be purchased for $20 per person and “Laugh Package” tables of eight may also be purchased in advance until September 29, for $200 per table. “Laugh with the Lions-Laugh Package” includes reserved preferred seating near the stage, waitress service, specialty pizzas, snacks and soda, and one complimentary drink per person. Laugh Package tables can also be purchased online at fultonlionsclub.com. For more information contact Deana Michaels, event co-chair, at (315) 529-5508, or co-chair Linda Hughes at (315) 960-3019.

According to his website, (chriscoccia.com), he has appeared on Comedy Central, The Game Show Network and XM Radio. “Chris Coccia’s act is a perfect combination of hilarious material sand the ability to present it ‘in the moment’. Flowing seamlessly between material and improvised interaction with the crowd, Chris is able to open the audience up as he pulls them into a shared recognition of our own human-ness.

“Chris keeps a full schedule working everything from the country’s top comedy clubs to corporate events, to colleges. In addition, Chris Coccia won the 2008 Purina Pet Comedy Challenge, a national event with a $10,000 prize. He was also invited to be part of the Great American Comedy Festival in Johnny Carson’s hometown, Norfolk, NE, put together by the talent coordinator of the Late Show with David Letterman, Eddie Brill.”

Chip Chantry is a television writer and stand-up comedian. According to his website, (chipchantry.com): “He has written for the first season of ‘Crazy Talk,’ a comedy/talk series for NBC Universal and the syndicated series ‘Whacked Out Sports.’ He was the winner of 2013’s Philly’s Phunniest Contest at Helium Comedy Club, where he is a regular performer. Chip also won the ‘Funniest Comedian’ award in Philadelphia’s annual Comedy Awards in both 2012 and 2014.

“Chip has opened for national headliners such as Louis CK, Dave Chappelle, Bob Saget, and Todd Glass. In 2012, he released his first live comedy album, “Across From The Adonis.”

“He was also a humor writer for PhillyMag.com, and has written and performed in a number of live and video sketches, including “Deck the Hall and Oates” which VH1.com called “one of the best parodies of the year” in 2011. He also wrote and produced the monthly late night-style talk show, ‘Good Evening w/Chip Chantry,’ at Helium Comedy Club, and the monthly comedy variety program, ‘Chip Chantry’s One Man Show (w/ special guests!),’ at the Philly Improv Theater.”

The Fulton Lions Club helps the community with a variety of projects and services by their annual fundraising events such as the Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Charby’s Duck Derby.

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Comedian Chris Coccia will be one of the featured comedians at the Fulton Lions Club’s 6th annual “Mane Event” Comedy Night on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Fulton Polish Home. He has appeared on Comedy Central, The Game Show Network and XM Radio


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Chip Chantry is a television writer and stand-up comedian. According to his website, (chipchantry.com) “He has written for the first season of Crazy Talk, a comedy/talk series for NBC Universal and the syndicated series Whacked Out Sports. He was the winner of 2013’s Philly’s Phunniest Contest at Helium Comedy Club, where he is a regular performer. Chip also won the “Funniest Comedian” award in Philadelphia’s annual Comedy Awards in both 2012 and 2014.


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LIONS PREPARE FOR 28th ANNUAL CHARBY’S DUCK DERBY

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Tickets are available and preparations are under way for the Fulton Lions Club 28th Annual Charby’s Duck Derby, Noon to 5:00 p.m., Sept. 9 at Fulton’s Lock 3 Canal Park behind Tavern on the Lock.

The first-place prize of $2,500 is sponsored by The Fulton Medicine Place. Entertainment, sponsored by Community Bank,  will be provided by The Billionaires.

Food, beverages will be available throughout the day, as well as face painting for children. Tickets are available at the Fulton Medicine Place, Devine Designs Floral Shop, Chirello Advertising, and from any Lions club member. Club members, who met recently for event preparations, are from left: Carl Nylen, President Zach Merry, Mike Reardon, Michelle Stanard, Event Chairman Dave Guyer, Ron Browning and Bob Weston.

The Fulton Lions Club, chartered in 1953, is also known for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Lions Mane Event Comedy Night, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area.

15th Annual Lion's Loot Drawing April 15, 2018

Mark your calendars for the next Lion's Loot drawing to be held on Sunday April 15th 2018 at the Fulton Polish Home.

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It’s a great party for ticket holders with free refreshments, raffle drawings, and large-pot 50-50 drawings.

Doors Open at 12 p.m.   Main drawing starts at 4 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.

1st Prize is $10,000

2nd Prize is $7,000

3rd Prize is $5,000

5 Prizes of $1,000

6 Prizes of $500

You can also print the application below and send it in with a check.  Right click and save to your computer or click here for a downloadable PDF.

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If your application is received by February 2, 2018, you’ll be eligible to win one of five $100 prizes in the Early Bird drawing at the February Lions Board Meeting."


MOODY MCCARTHY, PAUL KOZLOWSKI HEADLINE OCT. 20 FULTON LIONS ‘MANE EVENT’ COMEDY NIGHT

The Fulton Lions Club has announced that they will be hosting their 5th annual Mane Event comedy night with nationally known comedians Moody McCarthy and Paul Kozlowski on Friday, October 20, at the Fulton Polish Home. All proceeds raised will benefit community members in need.

“This event has been very successful for us and the community. It’s sure to be a fun, entertaining night for all,” said Michelle Stanard, Fulton Lions president. “Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. There will also be a 50-50 drawing and a raffle for a ticket in our next Lions Loot Sweepstakes.”

Presale tickets are $15 and can be purchased at Devine Designs, Fulton Medicine Place, Phoenix Medicine Place, Mimi’s Drive-In, PathFinder Bank-Fulton, and the Fulton Polish Home.  Ticket donations sold at the door can be purchased for $20 per person and “Laugh Package” tables of eight may also be purchased in advance until October 18, for $200 per table. “Laugh with the Lions-Laugh Package” includes reserved preferred seating near the stage, waitress service, specialty pizzas, snacks and soda, and one complimentary drink per person. Laugh Package tables can also be purchased online at fultonlionsclub.com. For more information contact Deana Michaels, event co-chair, at (315) 529-5508, or co-chair Linda Hughes at (315) 960-3019.

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The event feature act, Moody (Matthew) McCarthy, a Syracuse native, now performs internationally and resides in New York City with his wife and two daughters. Since beginning stand up comedy in 1992, Moody has made numerous TV appearances, highlighted by performances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and two sets on The Late Show With David Letterman.

According to his website (moodymccarthy.com), “Moody’s material is described as original but universal, and smart without being trite.  Couple that with a disarming stage presence and in-the-moment chops, you’ll see why he’s earned the admiration of his peers for his ability to ‘go up cold’ and turn any setting into a lively comedy room.  From country clubs to pubs to corporate outings, he will brighten any event.”

Paul Kozlowski is a well-known writer, actor, and great comedian who was born in Wellsville, New York. Kozlowski has performed stand-up comedy on Evening At The Improv, A&E’s Caroline’s Comedy Hour, FOX’s Comic Strip Live, PBS’ Comedy Tonight, Comedy Central’s Stand Up Stand Up, NBC’s Friday Night Videos, VH1’s Two Drink Minimum and MTV’s Half Hour Comedy Hour

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In addition to comedy, he was a screenwriter for The Chris Rock Show, which then earned the show an Emmy Award for it’s outstanding writing in 1999. He has written and appeared on The Jon Stewart Show, The Chris Rock Show, Comedy Central’s Gong Show, MTV’s Idiot Savants, Fox Sport’s Ultimate Fan League, Exit 57 with Stephen Colbert, Ellen, The Wayne Brady Show, and HBO’s Mr. Show. Kozlowski has also made appearances in the movies Punchline, Shakes The Clown and Call Me Lucky. An accidental painter and sculptor, he owned the legendary “Fake Gallery” in Los Angeles, home to many fantastic comics including Patton Oswalt, Maria Bamford and Robin Williams.

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27th Annual Lion's Club Duck Derby

The 27th Annual Duck Derby will be held on September 10th from noon to 5 pm.

Location:  Canalview Park (Behind the Tavern on the Lock)

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Founded in 1989 by Lion Past President Don Charbonneau, this event is held each year just after Labor Day at the Canal Park (behind the Tavern on the Lock Restaurant).  Tickets are sold at a cost of $5.00 per duck ($25 for 6) with each ticket assigned a duck number.  The number is placed in turn on a plastic duck.  At 4:00 p.m. on derby day, thousands of these ducks are dumped into the Oswego River Canal.  They are then floated to a finish line where winners are drawn in sequence.  The first duck to cross the finish line wins a first prize of $2,000 with approximately thirty additional prizes awarded.We also sell food, pull-tabs and run raffles throughout the day.  Entertainment is provided. It is a great end of the summer party.

Purchase Tickets

Use the PayPal link below to purchase your “flock” of 6 tickets for $25.  All purchases will be immediately entered into the derby.  Your tickets will be held at the ticket booth at the event if you'd like to enter them into the **Duck Derby Bonus** for drawings every 15 minutes for bundles of NYS lottery tickets. There will also be chances to purchase raffle tickets to win over 40+ local raffle prizes!

Anyone who would like to purchase a single ticket for $5 each, can buy them at the event, from any Fulton Lions member, The Fulton Medicine Place or Mimi’s Drive-In.

Get in the race and buy your tickets today!

FULTON LIONS INSTALLS NEW PRESIDENT, PRESENTS ANNUAL AWARDS

FULTON, NY – The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2017-18 and presented club awards for the 2016-17-club year at their June 15 meeting.

Michelle Stanard succeeds David Guyer as president. Other officers installed included: Zachary Merry, vice president; Linda Hughes, secretary; and Michael Reardon, treasurer. Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1, presided over the installation.

Other positions installed at that meeting include:  David Guyer, immediate past president; Fred Aldrich, membership chair, Gail Holmes, tail twister, Geoff Sawyer, lion tamer, Deana Michaels, assistant secretary; Ron Browning, assistant treasurer, Brett Tallents, assistant tail twister; and Steve Chirello, David Dingman, Len Kellogg and Dennis Rupert were elected to the board of directors.

 David Guyer, who completed his second term as president of the Fulton Lions Club, hands the club gavel to Michelle Stanard, president for the 2017-18 year.    

David Guyer, who completed his second term as president of the Fulton Lions Club, hands the club gavel to Michelle Stanard, president for the 2017-18 year.    

“Three outstanding Lions received one of Lions Clubs International’s most prestigious awards,” Guyer said. “Ron Browning, Gail Holmes, and Steve Chirello each received the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award.”

 The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2017-18 and presented club awards for the 2016-17-club year at their June 15 meeting. Michelle Stanard, seated, is president and from left, standing: Zachary Merry, vice president; Linda Hughes, secretary; Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1, who presided over the installation; David Guyer, immediate past president; and Michael Reardon, treasurer.

The Fulton Lions Club installed its new slate of officers for 2017-18 and presented club awards for the 2016-17-club year at their June 15 meeting. Michelle Stanard, seated, is president and from left, standing: Zachary Merry, vice president; Linda Hughes, secretary; Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1, who presided over the installation; David Guyer, immediate past president; and Michael Reardon, treasurer.

Established in 1993, the Uplinger award honors outstanding Lions, non-Lions and organizations that perform exemplary service to the club, district or community, Guyer said. “These honorees possess the highest examples of Lionistic character, ideals, purpose and service. Ron, Gail, and Steve have demonstrated that through their leadership. Both Steve and Gail are past presidents, and Ron has co-chaired our successful Lions Loot Sweepstakes for several years. All have volunteered for multiple projects and committees, and have been steadfast in sharing their time and talents.

“Chartered in 1953, our club continues to be one of the most active in our district. We look forward to our upcoming Charby’s Duck Derby  (September 10), to kick-off our next year of service to the greater Fulton community.” The Fulton Lions Club provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. For more information, visit www.fultonlionsclub.com, or find them on Facebook under Fulton, NY Lions.

 Three Fulton Lions received the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1993, the Uplinger award honors outstanding Lions, non-Lions and organizations that perform exemplary service to the club, district or community, said outgoing president David Guyer. “Recipients Ron Browning, Gail Holmes and Steve Chirello have demonstrated the highest examples of Lionistic character, ideals, purpose and service. From left: Holmes, Chirello, Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1; Guyer and Browning.

Three Fulton Lions received the Robert J. Uplinger Distinguished Service Award. Established in 1993, the Uplinger award honors outstanding Lions, non-Lions and organizations that perform exemplary service to the club, district or community, said outgoing president David Guyer. “Recipients Ron Browning, Gail Holmes and Steve Chirello have demonstrated the highest examples of Lionistic character, ideals, purpose and service. From left: Holmes, Chirello, Lion Douglas G. Russell of Liverpool, past district governor, zone 20-Y1; Guyer and Browning.

FULTON LIONS’ CLUB AWARDS 2017 DOWD, SCARINGI SCHOLARSHIPS

Aryelle Barbagallo and Emily Gerth, both 2017 graduates of G. Ray Bodley High School, were awarded the Fulton Lions Club’s 2017 H. and Mary Dowd Memorial and John Scaringi scholarships respectively.

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Each scholarship provides the winner with $750 per year for four years toward their college costs. Barbagallo, (second from left), will be attending Nazareth College where she will major in Physical Therapy. Gerth will be attending Elmira College where she will study nursing.

Leo Chirello, past Fulton Lions president and scholarship committee chair, (far right), and committee member and past president Bob Weston congratulated the winners. Absent from the photo are committee members Zachary Merry and Steve Chirello.

The Fulton Lions Club, also know for their Mane Event Comedy Night, Lions Loot Sweepstakes and Charby’s Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area.

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Fulton Lions Robert Reynolds, left, and Leo Chirello were recent participants in Honor Flight Syracuse Mission 009 to Washington, D.C.

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Reynolds, a Navy veteran, and Chirello, an Army veteran, both served during the Korean War.  On April 29, Honor Flight flew 80 Central NY veterans to our nation’s capital.  Their mission: “We fly our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect together at their memorials.”  

Honor Flight paid all expenses for the trip which included visits to the WWII, Korean, Vietnam, and Air Force memorials, Arlington National Cemetery, and a rousing heroes welcome at Syracuse’s Hancock International Airport on their return.

FULTON LIONS CLUB DONATES $1,000 TO UNITED WAY’S STONE SOUP

FULTON, NY – The Fulton Lions Club recently donated $1,000 to the Stone Soup fundraiser for local food pantries, sponsored by the United Way of Greater Oswego County,  (UWGOC), it was announced by President David Guyer. “The Fulton Lions Club has contributed to this project for a number of years,” Guyer said. “It is of vital importance that we all pull together to support our local food pantries and the clients they serve.”

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This year’s event, held April 11, at Holy Trinity Parish in Fulton, had soup donated from Blue Moon Grill, Tavern on the Lock, Mimi’s Drive-In, and the Foursome Diner, said Ali McGrath, UWGOC resource development director. Other supporters were Davis Brothers, C’s Market, Red Baron, Springside at Seneca Hill, Kathy’s Cakes, Sweet Cindy’s Gluten Free Bakery, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Kinney Drugs.

All proceeds benefit food pantries at the Hannibal Resource Center, Catholic Charities of Oswego County, and the Salvation Army.

The Fulton Lions Club, also known for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes, Lions Mane Event Comedy Night, and annual Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area. 

FULTON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY UPDATES FULTON LIONS CLUB

FULTON, NY – Joseph Fiumara, center, executive director, Fulton Community Development Agency, made a presentation at at the Fulton Lions club’s March meeting. Fiumara elaborated on waterfront development plans for Lake Neatahwanta, improvements to Recreation Park, and progress made by the Fulton Footpaths organization.

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Joining him is Fulton Lions President Dave Guyer, left, and Fulton Lions Past President Robert Weston, who is also a member of the Local Waterfront Revitalization Committee.  The Fulton Lions Club, also known for their Lions Loot Sweepstakes, Lions Mane Event Comedy Night, and annual Duck Derby, provides financial assistance for those in need of eyeglasses, eye exams, and hearing aids to residents in the Greater Fulton area.