Lots to celebrate in Orleans County, with more coming before the end of summer

Posted 8 July 2024 at 7:45 pm


Wow, what a week we just had here in our great county of Orleans. Multiple parades, fireworks galore, live music playing every night of the week and the list goes on and on.

Congratulations to all those clubs and organizations from all over the county that put forth that extra effort to entertain everyone. A special thank you also goes out to all the individuals that have been named in recent articles on the Hub about those activities. They have truly stepped up for their community. Locally, John Grillo for Rock the Park and Susan Oschmann for those amazing new basketball courts here in Albion are just a few of the many. How about all the folks helping this week with the Erie Canal cyclists, who happen to come from all over the world, awesome job!

There is so much more happening this summer in our lovely local county but you must pay attention. Look and ask around, then check out something new. 4-H Fair is coming in a few weeks too. The music continues to flow through the air waves every night somewhere in a town or village. Meet some old friends for an ice cream cone some night, check out a car cruise or be adventurous and go canoeing. Summer always goes by so quickly.

A thank you also goes out to those who donate their time and effort to organize those events to help the less fortunate, whether it is a medical need or disaster relief. It is amazing how many individuals step up when someone needs a hand.

Once again, a huge thank you to all of you who volunteer. You may not get the individual recognition but deep down within, you know that you helped someone and made a difference.

I love my town, my county and my country.

Jim Pratt