Strawberry Festival Committee deserves praise for well-run event

Posted 29 June 2018 at 7:10 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: The Mighty St. Joe’s Drum and Bugle Corps from Le Roy performs during the Albion Strawberry Festival on June 9.


Along with most of the local residents I was totally unaware of the amount of time, effort and – yes, even money – expended by the members of the Albion Strawberry Festival Committee to present, arguably, the Village’s largest social event.

This year I became involved in the project by volunteering to solicit sponsors of the newly-acquired banners to be displayed along Main and Bank Streets during the festival. In all my many years of volunteering I have never worked with such a dedicated group as this one, which truly represents the adage “it’s a labor of love” for the community. The members are so concerned in doing everything properly, and in a timely fashion, that this project has become a true neighborhood event enjoyed by all.

One of the banner sponsors told me that she had just come back from Atlanta, Ga., where she attended one of their “Blossom” Festivals and she said ours (Albion) far exceeded theirs. A well-deserved compliment to our hard-working committee!

From the Albion-area community I thank each and every member of this group who work so hard every year for our enjoyment.

Joe Gehl,


Albion Betterment Committee

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