Beggar’s Night provides lots of fun for Albion businesses

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 31 October 2015 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers
ALBION – The Albion Merchants Association put on its biggest Beggar’s Night to date on Friday with 30 businesses and organizations treating nearly 500 kids to candy.

The top photo shows Amanda Wolford, a Bindings Bookstore employee, dressed as Elsa from the movie, Frozen.

Lisa Stratton, owner of the Hazy Jade Gift Shop on Main Street, hands out treats to the kids in costume.

State Assemblyman Steve Hawley is dressed as a gorilla while handing out candy. His district office is located at 121 North Main St.

Kids line up for candy from Marsha Rivers, director of the Orleans County United Way. She is dressed as a swan. The United Way office is located in the former Swan Library.

Members of the Albion Teachers Association also set up a table and handed out candy in front of the First Presbyterian Church. The teachers include, from right to left: Janet Husung, Stephanie Schepis, Mary Jane Klips, Juie Keller and Dawn Squicciarini (in purple). Lee Sheehan also helped with the effort.

Ken Bieber, owner of the Weed Man in Albion, dressed up as a pirate.