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Albion accepts Scout’s mobile performing arts stage

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 August 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Eileen Banker

Photo by Tom Rivers – Allen Sanford is pictured with his friends and Scouts in this photo from June when they were working to build a mobile stage.

Mayor Dean Theodorakos congratulates Allen Sanford for making a mobile performing arts stage for his Eagle Scout project. Sanford gave the stage to the village, which will use it community concerts and community events. (Village Trustee Kevin Sheehan is pictured in back.)

Theodorakos presented Sanford with a certificate of appreciation during Wednesday’s Village Board meeting.

Sanford turned an old hay wagon into a stage with wheels.  The stage is 28 feet long. Sanford, an engineering student at the Rochester Institute of Technology, used a CAD program to design the stage.

“It’s to advance music in the community,” Sanford said during a June interview.

He has played in local bands and often had to perform on lawns or pavement because there wasn’t a stage.

He worked with local Scouts and businesses to make the project a reality.