Lions Club sausage is a sell-out for scholarship in honor of John Keding

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 September 2021 at 5:38 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Jake Stinson, right, and Mark Johnson cook sausage today outside the former Keding Automotive, 309 East  Ave. The sausage sales went towards a memorial scholarship in honor of John Keding, who owned the auto repair shop for 46 years at the location and also was a long-time member of the Lions Club.

Today’s event also was an opportunity for people to share memories of Keding, who passed away at age 85 on January 18, 2021.

The Lions Club members, friends and family wore buttons with Keding’s photo.

The sausage sold out, and Lions also cooked many hot dogs for customers. Many people stopped by to make donations for the scholarship that will go to someone pursuing a career as a mechanic or in the trades.

Dan Conrad, left, and Kevin Howard take a turn on the grill. Keding was a member of the Lions Club for 52 years.