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Albion Fall Fest includes Pet Parade, lots of fun

By Kristina Gabalski, Correspondent Posted 7 October 2017 at 8:33 pm

Photos by Kristina Gabalski

ALBION – Michelle Wiseman of Medina created a Justice League float for the pet costume parade as part of today’s Fall Festival in Albion. The pooches include Faith as Superwoman, Theodore as Superman, and TJ as Batman. The Pet Parade was new to the festival this year.

Pumpkins, scarecrows and the smell of BBQ welcomed visitors to the Albion Fall Festival Saturday.  The event was held in the downtown business district and included a host of family friendly activities including kids games, face painting and pumpkin painting.

Members of the Crawford and Requa families (joined by 9-year old Hannah Kumalac holding container of glue) put finishing touches on their scarecrow.

Navarra’s Market and Greenhouses brought colorful seasonal produce, fruit and flowers.  Joan Navarra-Mrzywka received some help from her “grand-dog” Mia, who is peeking out of the truck window.

Harley Weis, 5, of Albion gets ready to decorate a Halloween-themed rock outside the Downtown Browsery.

The Albion Teachers’ Association offered “Send your teacher an apple-gram” for students.

One of the apples had an especially touching message. An apple is attached to the note. The apple grams will be placed in teachers’ mailboxes when school resumes on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Pumpkin painting was a popular activity.

All proceeds from the pet parade went to the PAWS Animal Shelter in Albion. Minnie and Moose, who belong to Lori Laine, served as official “hosts” for the first-time event.

Sasha, who belongs to Kelly Borello of Lyndonville, came dressed as Santa Claus.

Bogey and Bond were happy to be in costume. Their owners, Kathy and Ray Lackemeyer of Holley, say the recently moved to the area from Maryland, where they have always taken part in costume pet parades. They said they were thrilled to find such an event in Orleans County.

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