Albion NY Rocks wins $1,000 prize for Concerts on the Canal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 January 2018 at 6:55 pm

Facebook: Lorne Adrain of Rhode Island is pictured on Nov. 8 at Shay’s Shamrock in Albion, when he met many of the people who paint rocks with inspirational messages that placed around the community. Adrain rode his bike from Providence to Seattle.

ALBION – The Albion NY Rocks group, which has placed thousands of painted rocks with inspirational messages around the community, was notified on Thursday it won $1,000 for Albion’s Canal Concert series.

Lori Laine, leader of Albion NY Rocks, posted a video on the Community Across America Facebook page on Nov. 28. That video was included in Community Across America’s “Video Clip Competition,” which offered $5,000 in prizes, with $2,000 the top award. Albion NY Rocks won the $1,000 second place prize. (There were also three $500 prizes and five for $100 each.)

Lorne Adrain started the competition. He launched the Community Across America as part of a bike ride from Seattle to Providence. Adrain was riding along the canal towpath when he stopped in Albion on Nov. 8 and met Laine and other volunteers who were painting rocks inside Shay’s Shamrock.

Adrain’s goal with the bike trip was to meet people who are making their communities better.

Laine said the $1,000 will give the village some additional funds for the concert series. She is hoping to have rock-painting parties during the concert series.

“Let’s rock the downtown,” she said.

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