During the First Annual Founders Dinner, the Fulton Avenue Association honored our own Ken Morton, Sr. along with two other amazing individuals.
In late September, the Fulton Avenue Association hosted their First Founders Dinner to honor three incredible individuals who have owned and operated businesses on Fulton Avenue for over 40 years. Ken Morton, Sr. founder of Morton Golf (Haggin Oaks Golf Course) along with Agnes Anderson, the founder of Anderson Bros Pharmacy at Town & Country Village and Richard Niello, Sr. founder of the Niello company that were honored at the dinner. The first founders dinner was held at Del Paso Country Club. Del Paso Country Club will be hosting the 2015 USGA Senior Open Golf Tournament in June.
During the evening nearly 100 guests enjoyed sharing and hearing stories about the three honorees that have operated businesses on Fulton Ave for over 40 years. Each honoree was presented Resolutions by Roger Niello, President of the Sacramento Metro Chamber, which was provided by Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s office.The Fulton Avenue Association presented each Founder with a special award as well.
Ken Morton, Sr. is a native of Sacramento. He was born in 1940 and attended the Carmichael Grammar School. Ken was a 4H Member and raised animals until he started caddying at the Del Paso Country Club when he turned 11 years old. He caddied, worked in the shop, repaired golf clubs and picked up the driving range at Del Paso while attending El Camino High School. He won the Northern California High School Championship and later won the California State Junior College Championship while attending Sacramento City College. On March 1, 1958, he started working part-time for Tom LoPresti at Haggin Oaks and is still there nearly 50 years later.
This event was a successful result of a wonderful partnership between the Fulton Avenue Association, Chick-fil-A, Golden 1, the Niello Co. Tognotti’s Auto World, SCIP and the Sacramento Parks Foundation.
Haggin Oaks is located at 3645 Fulton Ave in Sacramento.