The Fulton Public Schools Foundation will induct five new members into its Alumni Hall of Fame during the sixth-annual Foundation Gala on Saturday, Aug. 7.
The event will be held at the Backer Dining Hall on the Westminster College campus, starting at 5 p.m. with a social hour. It will be followed by a meal catered by Fresh Ideas, then the evening's program.
Guests will also be able to view displays of the innovative classroom grant projects funded by the Foundation.
This year's inductees include Carol Robertson and, posthumously, Jack Garner and Marjorie Castle. With the Foundation Gala postponed in 2019 due to COVID-19, last year's inductees — Bil Jackson and, posthumously, Judge Gene Hamilton — will also be honored at the Aug. 7 event.
- Robertson is a retired Fulton High School biology, chemistry and genetics teacher. She taught at the high school for 30 years.
- Garner was the first full-time vocal music teacher for Fulton Public Schools.
- Castle taught for Fulton Public Schools and was principal at West and McIntire schools. Her teaching career covered 43 years.
- Jackson — a 1977 FHS graduate — is a premier clarinetist and a retired associate professor at Vanderbilt University.
- Hamilton — a 1960 FHS graduate — was a former prosecuting attorney and the 13th Circuit Court judge for Callaway and Boone counties.
"We plan to have a great crowd to celebrate the hard work and achievements of our grant recipients and honor our newly inducted alumni and educators into the Halls of Fame," said Kathy Richey Liddle, the Foundation's executive director. "To add to the excitement and enhance the evening, a group of Jack Garner's former students will be performing that evening to honor Mr. Garner."
Tickets for the Foundation Gala are $50 apiece and seating is limited. To make a reservation, call the Foundation office at 573-220-2209 or email [email protected]
Funds raised by the Foundation go toward classroom grant projects, schoolwide student support and classroom equipment grants.