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Albion Rotarian honored for his many acts of service

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 January 2016 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

BATAVIA – Ed Fancher is honored as a Paul Harris Fellow, the highest award given in the Rotary Club. Fancher receives the award on Friday evening from Kevin Crosby, Rotary district governor for 7090, which includes 69 clubs in Western New York and Canada.

Fancher’s wife Christine and Don Bishop, left, also were part of the award presentation at Terry Hills Golf Course during a holiday party for Rotarians in Orleans and Genesee counties.

Bishop, a long-time Albion Rotarian, listed Fancher’s many acts of service to the Albion community and Rotary Club. Fancher, the executive director of Community Action of Orleans & Genesee, is a past Rotary Club president. He also was awarded a Paul Harris Fellow before and is now a two-time honoree.

He helps runs the annual St. Patrick’s Ham Dinner, sets up and takes down the hot dog stand at the Strawberry Festival, serves as treasurer of the Orleans County Fishing Derby and budget consultant for the annual Rotary golf tournament, and also is communications chairman for Club Service. He volunteers with many other Rotary activities.

Fancher has three grown children and last month became a grandfather for the first time.

File photo: Ed Fancher puts hams with brown sugar and pineapple on top in the oven with help from Bruce Landis on March 12 during the St. Patrick’s Ham Dinner at the First Presbyterian Church in Albion.