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Faces from the Festival

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – One of the members of the Rochester Scottish Pipes and Drums plays the bagpipes during the 28th annual Strawberry Festival Parade on Saturday.

Michael Bonafede, chairman of the Albion Strawberry Festival Committee, also is a drummer. He plays the drums and leads a horse-drawn carriage with a replica of Abraham Lincoln’s coffin. The coffin was on display as part of the 100th anniversary celebration for the Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home.

A member of the Pink Princesses Albion Youth Baseball Team hunts for candy in her bag during the parade.

Albion firefighters Dale Banker, in front, and Matt Francis march in the parade with other member of the AFD.

Dancin’ Derrick Bradley was in costume helping to promote the Weed Man.

Jenny McKenna of Barre is serving as the New York State Guernsey Princess. She was last year’s Niagara-Orleans Dairy Princess.

Karalyn Klotzbach walked down Main Street in the parade with her mother Katie Klotzbach and other members of the Panek family.

Another parade participant waves to the crowd.

Mattie Zarpentine, one of the coordinators for New York Revolution, leads the group’s float down Main Street.

Albion fifth-grader Lucas O’Connor is one of the banner holders for the Albion Marching Band.

Members of the Pembroke Marching Band performed in the parade.

The combined Holley-Kendall Marching Band, now in its second year, returned to the Strawberry Festival.