Awards ceremony slated for Friday

GLOVERSVILLE — The Fulton County Historical Society, the Fulton County historian, and the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce for a celebration of art and history — the awards ceremony for the Year of the Glove student art and essay competition will be held from 5:30 to 7 Friday at the Chamber Rotunda, 2 N. Main St. The event is free and open to the public, according to a news release.

The competition was organized by local artist, Patsy Suydam, whose efforts began last May by reaching out to local art and social studies teachers. The submitted pieces span a wide range of mediums and the essays explore topics of fashion, labor unions, the environmental impact of the glove and leather industry, and more. Middle and high school students from all over the county participated.

The Howard S. Argersinger Trust Fund funded the competition, which includes prizes for the winners. A commemorative booklet is in the works for the Year of the Glove and will include the works of the contest winners and other items of interest.

First and second place prizes will be awarded for the high school and middle school categories in art and essays, with People’s Choice awards for the high school and middle school art. Robert Best, trustee of the Howard S. Argersinger Trust Fund, will award the prizes. The event is free and open to the public.

By Patricia Older

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