Many get outside today for holiday with temps in 70s

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 October 2021 at 3:38 pm

Photos by Tom Rivers

CARLTON – A Columbus Day holiday with temperatures in the mid-70s had lots of people outside today in Orleans County. The top photo shows Michael Alexander, 12, of Carlton hunting for pumpkins in the pumpkin patch at Rush’s Farm Market on Eagle Harbor-Waterport Road.

Some fly fishermen also tried to catch salmon in the Oak Orchard River near the Archer’s Club.

The temperatures will stay unseasonably warm in Orleans County the rest of the week with highs reaching 80 on Tuesday, 72 on Wednesday, 73 on Thursday, 72 on Friday and 67 on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service in Buffalo.

These sisters, Rylee (left) and Lillianna Corke of Albion, pose through the pumpkin cutouts at Rush’s.

Abby Alexander, 10, (left) and her sister Maxine, 8, of Carlton work together to pick a pumpkin at Rush’s.

This person tries his luck fishing underneath the Route 279 bridge in Waterport.

The St. Mary’s Archer’s Club at the Oak Orchard River has this sign next to the river. The club started about 75 years ago and offers hospitality to many local and visiting fishermen.

The anglers were out today in brilliant sunlight.

Corey Black is up in a lift painting a building he owns at the corner of Main and East Bank streets in Albion. This building includes HeBrews 5:9 and Hair Fantasy.

This is looking up at Black while he gives the windows a fresh coat of white paint.