Fulton Library Memoir Project Near Completion

For the third year, I've had the pleasure of working with the Fulton Public Library on its Memoir Project, a writing program to help people share their memories of Fulton. Each year, the Library asks people to recall stories on a particular theme; this year the theme was Service Providers: Police Officers, Firefighters, Elected Officials, Community Support Agencies. Over the past five months, I have been working with those who chose to participate to help them write and edit a short ( five to six page) memoir.

On Wednesday, September 23rd at 6:30 p.m. we'll be presenting the Project to the public at the Cayuga Community College, Fulton campus, meeting room (in the old K-Mart plaza). Several of the 40 memoirists will be reading an excerpt from their writing. We'll hear about the origins of our police department, a few of Fulton's infamous fires, the early years of Menter's Ambulance Service, how recreation in Fulton has evolved over the years, what it was like to work summers as a lifeguard at Rowlee Beach and many more stories.

                                        Fulton Chief of Police from 1914-1942, Edward Dyer.

                                        Fulton Chief of Police from 1914-1942, Edward Dyer.

Join us for this exciting event, as we visit Fulton's history, one personal story at a time...