People like to pose with new Albion benches

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 June 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo courtesy of Wayne Litchfield

ALBION – Wayne Litchfield checked out the new painted benches in downtown Albion and had his photo taken of the one painted like Santa Claus, a tribute to Charles Howard who started a school for Santas in Albion.

When he was a kid, Litchfield knew Howard. Litchfield said his grandmother worked in the kitchen at Howard’s Christmas Park at the corner of Phipps Road and Route 31.

Litchfield said the Santa bench created by Peter Loran of Kent is his favorite of the seven in the downtown. If other readers want to take pictures of themselves with their favorite bench, send them to and we’ll have you either on the Orleans Hub or our Facebook page. Three more benches are nearly done and should be out soon.