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Christmas tree bonfire part of Friday’s Fire and Ice Festival

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 January 2014 at 12:00 am

ALBION – The village of Albion will have its first Fire and Ice Festival on Friday when residents are welcome to bring Christmas trees for a big bonfire.

The event starts at 4:30 p.m. at Bullard Park on Route 31. The bonfire will be behind the back parking lot, between the hill, children’s playground area and the east athletic fields. People can park in the back lot and volunteers will be there move trees to the bonfire area.

“We will encourage people to drop their trees off at the back lot and then park in the main lot, to preserve space,” said Sid Beaty, village program coordinator.

The bonfire begins at 5 p.m. There will be a fire performance at 7 p.m. with trained dancers spinning fire on chains.

The event will feature Crooked Door pulled pork sandwiches for $5 and hot cocoa. There are other activities for kids organized by Fidelis Care and 4-wheel rides from Jeff Holler.

The Fire and Ice Festival will end at about 8 p.m.