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Rotary, village celebrate new mural

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 20 October 2013 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

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.