by Marianne Christy
Area residents of all ages took advantage of the opportunity to attend close-to-home political rallies for presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump on Tuesday, April 12th.
Old Forge residents Paul and Kathy Rivet and son Jack, an eighth grade student at Town of Webb School, traveled to downtown Syracuse to see Bernie Sanders at the OnCenter Convention Center.
Among those attending the Trump rally at Griffis Inter-national Airport in Rome were Webb high school students T.J. and Shane Hulser, Cy Barkauskas, Jimmy Connell, Carter Lawrence, Nolan Fenton, Dane Daiker (2014 Webb grad), and Casey Hamlin, who was interviewed by WKTV following the event.
But that’s not the end of local rallies prior to the Tuesday, April 19 primaries.
Donald Trump will be at Syracuse’s OnCenter on Saturday, April 16 at noon; and though Bernie Sanders won’t be present, a rally on his behalf is set for Sunday, April 17 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Old Forge’s Point Park.