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Capurso gets thanks for contributions to community

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 30 April 2018 at 7:59 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Darrell Dyke (right), a member of the board of trustees for the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church, presents the church’s Humanitarian Award to Al Capurso during a service on Sunday.

Capurso, a retired county social worker, was thanked for dedicating himself to others in his career and with his many historic preservation projects in retirement. He also has been active in environmental and social justice causes for many years.

Capurso sings the “Whole World Round,” a song that is a tribute to the pioneer settlers who came to the area about two centuries ago.

Pullman Memorial in recent years has presented a humanitarian award to a local community member.

“Without their dedicated efforts to help improve and preserve what’s best, without the sacrifice of time, talent and some treasure, too, this place simply wouldn’t be what it is,” Dyke said.

Capurso is the former Gaines town historian. He is active as president of the Orleans County Historical Association, which recently saved the former cobblestone schoolhouse on Gaines Basin Road. That building is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Caourso is also on the board of directors for the Cobblestone Museum.

Al Capurso cuts the cake while joined by several of his grandchildren. Capurso and his wife Chris have four grown children and seven grandchildren.

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