Albion church keeps a long-time tradition, this time at different location

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 24 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The First United Methodist Church in Albion is having its annual bazaar today with lots of baked goods, fruit and other items for sale.

This photo shows three generations, with Leslee Lockwood, left, joined by her daughter Melanie Norton and Melanie’s daughter Callee in selling cookies, fudge and other treats.

For years the bazaar was at the United Methodist building at the corner of Platt and East State streets. But the church on April 5 moved its services and office to Christ Episcopal Church on Main Street. The United Methodist building needs significant roof repairs, which were unaffordable to the congregation.

Today is the first time the bazaar is at Christ Church. The event continues until 3 p.m.

Meredith Minier, left, looks over some of the produce sold by JoAnne Fisher, right. Minier is the church secretary.

Al Capurso sings and plays his guitar in the church’s fellowship hall.

Elli Lockwood, left, and Kim Pritt sell cookies, pies and other baked goods.