Rotary, village celebrate new mural
ALBION – Albion Rotary Club members joined artist Nin Bogue and village of Albion trustee Eileen Banker for a ribbon-cutting Saturday morning for a new mural in downtown Albion in honor of the workers who cut stone in local quarries for about a century.
The Rotary Club is the main sponsor for the project. The mural is in Waterman Park on village-owned land on Main Street, about a half-block south of the Erie Canal.
Bogue, an artist from Lyndonville, created the mural that is 20 feet long and 5 feet high.
Rotary Club President for 2013-14 Cindy Perry, left, is pictured next to Kelly Kiebala, the club president in 2012-13. Bogue cuts the ribbon while Banker stands next to him at right.
The ceremonial ribbon includes four different colored ribbons that were interwoven to symbolize the four main countries – Ireland, Poland, Italy and Britain – where immigrants came to this area to work as quarrymen.
The project included a matching grant from the Rotary District and some support from the Orleans County Tourism Department.