Albion is ready for 30th annual Strawberry Festival

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 10 June 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – Shelby Washburn of Lonsberry Concessions in Castile gets a booth ready to sell lemonade, nachos and soft pretzels at the food court on East Bank Street for the 30th annual Strawberry Festival. The two-day event starts today and runs until Saturday evening.

Debbie Yockel, an employee at Five Star bank in Albion, works on organizing the turtles for “The Amazing Turtle Race,” which is 2 p.m. Saturday between the lift bridges on the Erie Canal.

Five Star employees take the lead in running the event, which is a fund-raiser for the festival. Tickets to buy turtles for the race are $5 each or 5 for $20, which several checks given to the owners of the fastest turtles.

Lt. Tom O’Hearn patrols in the food court. Saturday will be his final day in uniform after a 20-year career with the Albion Police Department.

Click here to see a schedule for the festival.