Some events being cancelled locally due to coronavirus concerns

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 12 March 2020 at 5:01 pm

Concert at Medina library, Albion school dance on Friday both scrapped

Some local events are being canceled in response to concerns about the coronavirus.

• The Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina decided to cancel the final concert of its winter series, Finally Fridays, after seeing an advisory from the Monroe County Department of Health to try to limit crowd sizes to 50 people.

The concerts at the library often draw about 200 people for the 7 p.m. events on Fridays. Serendipity Swings, a nine-member swing band from Buffalo, was scheduled to perform Friday.

Senior citizens are especially at risk of the virus, and seniors are the core group that attends the concerts, said Catherine Cooper, Lee-Whedon director

“We thought it was in the best interests of everyone to be careful,” he said.

• Albion Central School also announced the Albion Elementary PTA Dance for 3rd-5th graders has been cancelled for Friday “out of an abundance of caution.” Students will be given refunds for their tickets.

• Friday’s Niagara-Orleans League vs. Genesee Region League Exceptional Senior basketball doubleheader has been cancelled. The 21st annual senior girl-boy doubleheader was scheduled to be played at Albion.

• Saturday’s Winterguard program at Medina High School has been cancelled.

• The Albion Rotary Club also is planning to continue its St. Patrick’s Ham Dinner next Thursday, but will only be doing take-outs. The club decided today not to offer the dine-in option at the First Presbyterian Church of Albion.

People can still get a ham dinner with take-outs at a drive-through at the church or by going to the dining room door. The dinner is available form 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on March 19.

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