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Old-fashioned fun in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 26 April 2013 at 12:00 am


Photos by Tom Rivers

Phil Banasczak (top) of plays the mandolin during a Victorian Cotillion – a ball in the Civil War era – as part of the Civil War encampment in Medina on Saturday. Banasczak is a member of City Fiddle in Buffalo, a group that includes his violin-playing wife, Gretchen Banasczak. Several people dressed in period costumes and danced as part of the concert next to GCC’s campus center in Medina.

Brothers Sharbel Simon, 11, and John Paul Simon, 9, of Lyndonville enjoy the Civil War encampment in Medina on Saturday. The brothers carried a banner about the event in a parade earlier in the day. Their father, Jim Simon, is associate dean at the Genesee Community College campus centers in Albion and Medina.