Royalty ready to serve at Strawberry Festival

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 23 May 2019 at 3:17 pm

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – The royalty has been picked for the 33rd annual Strawberry Festival, which will be June 7-8 in Albion.

Pictured from left include Hunter Zambito, prince; Ryan Krenning, king; Melissa Barnosky, queen; and Monica Thomas, princess.

They all submitted either an essay or artwork about the festival theme, “Albion’s lift bridges celebrating 100 years and still lifting.” Albion has two lift bridges and Orleans County has seven of the 16 on the Erie Canal.

In her essay, Barnosky praised the lift bridges for their century of service carrying many tons of traffic, while making way, when needed, for boaters.

“They are more incredible than most people in the community realize,” Barnosky said about the lift bridges.

The royalty will be in a carriage in the parade at 10 a.m. on June 8. They will also help drop the plastic turtles into the canal during the Turtle Race at 2 p.m. on June 8.

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