Rain holds off for Albion parade

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 June 2016 at 12:00 am

ALBION – Sebastian Stritzinger, almost 2 of Albion, watches the parade from the shoulders of Ben Metcalf.

It was a long parade this morning and the participants avoided a storm despite ominous skies and a forecast for fierce winds, heavy rain and lightning.

Albion Marching Band members, Mykailah Roberts (front) and Taylor Walczak, lead the Color Guard down Main Street for the parade. The band was given a big reception from the crowd.

The Batavia High School Marching Band heads north on Main Street towards the canal after its performance.

It was sprinkling at about 9:45 a.m., and participants with the Hospice float took cover under umbrellas. The rain stopped in time for the parade at 10 a.m.

Albion FFA members head down Main Street on their float.

Today’s activities continue until about 9 p.m. Click here to see the schedule.