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Beggar’s Night will return Oct. 25

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 September 2013 at 12:00 am

Albion town and village each give $250 to event

ALBION – Beggar’s Night, when youngsters descend on the downtown looking for candy, will return after a year’s absence on Oct. 25.

Many downtown merchants will be handing out treats beginning at 5 p.m. The bounty has been sweetened by $500 in donations, $250 from both the town and village of Albion. Both municipal boards agreed to donate to the cause at their meetings this week.

Merchants also are paying for candy for the event, which attracted about 350 to 400 children in past years.

“We want to provide a safe place and a fun community event,” said Carolyn Ricker, president of the Albion Merchants Association.

The Village Board on Wednesday also approved $1,000 towards a concert series next year. The board is seeking a $1,000 grant from the Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council for the series, which is in the planning stage.