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Christmas trees pile up for bonfire

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Orleans County Highway Department employees Matt Herman, left, and Paul Gray toss some Christmas trees into a pile at Bullard Park. The trees were at the county nursing home and courthouse. The pile will be set ablaze this evening as part of the first Fire and Ice Festival at the park.

The village of Albion and the Albion Merchants Association are sponsoring the event, which includes a fire performance at 7 p.m. with trained dancers spinning fire on chains.

The Crooked Door is selling 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.

Bill Mitchell brought along a Christmas tree for the bonfire.