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Festival is ready for big day

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 14 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers – Bill Pileggi and Triple Play perform Friday night at the food court in the Albion Strawberry Festival. Pileggi volunteers helping to book musicians for the two-day event.

Schedule of events for today (June 14, 2014)

7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Pancake Breakfast at the First Presbyterian Church
8 a.m. 24th Annual 5k/8k Race (Registration 7 – 8 a.m. at the Courthouse Square.) Sponsored by Albion Free Methodist Church
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Car Show Sponsored by Don Davis Registration 9 a.m. – noon; Judging 12 – 2 p.m.; Awards 3 p.m.
10 a.m. Parade Albion Purple Eagles, Hitmen Brass Band, Mighty St. Joes, Mark Time Marchers, Rochester Scottish Pipes & Drums, Pembroke Dragons, Kendall-Holley Marching Band, White Sabres Drum Corps

The Fauxtones played Friday night inside the Pullman Memorial Universalist Church. The event was played to be outdoors, but moved inside with the threat of rain. Sebastain Erakare plays the guitar and sings in the foreground. His father Jan-Mikael Erakare sings and plays bass, and Sebastian’s brother Ben Schell plays the drums in the rock/pop band.

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Craft Booths – Courthouse Square
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. View Abraham Lincoln’s Coffin – Merrill-Grinnell Funeral Home
11 a.m. – 6 p.m. “I Got It,” Drum Circle, Dunk Tank & Kids Games Family Fun Center
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 4H Llama – Courthouse Lawn
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. Kandy Kiss the Balloon Clown – Courthouse Lawn
12 p.m. – 2 p.m. M.A.C. (acoustic band) – Courthouse Steps
12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Juggler Kevin Kelley – Courthouse Lawn
12 p.m. – 4 p.m. GCASA Youth Activities – Albion Free Methodist Church
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Caricature Artist Syd Dziewa – Courthouse Lawn

I Got It is back at the festival and always draws a crowd.

1p.m. – 3 p.m. Community Open Mic hosted by The Pratt Pack – Food Court
2 p.m. Turtle Race at the Main Street Canal Bridge
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. Magic Illusions – Courthouse Lawn 5p
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Wegmans ZooMobile – Courthouse Lawn
2 p.m. – 4 p.m. DAR Open House – 249 N. Main St. 5pm-7pm The D.O.B. Artists –
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Don Newcomb Band – Courthouse Steps
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. Crandall Wood and Main Band – Waterman Park
3 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. The Who Dats – Food Court 5pm-7pm The D.O.B. Artists –
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Jonsie and the Cruisers – Food Court
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Boots Tootsie (jazz band) – Courthouse Steps