2015 Albion Strawberry Festival

This past weekend our town enjoyed the much anticipated annual Strawberry Festival! Every June the village puts on a huge celebration marking the start of the strawberry season with a two day festival and the best and largest local parade in the area! Here are just a few of the photos taken over the course of the two days that give a hint of the fun and excitement had by all:

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Lunch crowd at the food court – Day One:

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Lunch crowd at the food court – Day Two (after parade):

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The parade:

The Hitmen entertaining the crowd awaiting the parade:

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Lots of local groups, like these little leaguers…

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…and these dance students

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…and fun drill teams, like the Kendall Lawn Chair Ladies:

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….and clowns:

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…and a lot of local “flair”:

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….and lots of marching bands….

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…and, OF COURSE, our own Albion HS Purple Eagles Marching Band:

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The festival:

Lots of variety of music throughout both days:

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….and games and fun for kids:

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….and adults:

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….and….the main attraction….FOOD….LOTS of FOOD….

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Dedication and unveiling of the International Peace Pole:

Located at the Albion Presbyterian Church, this International Peace Pole, one of over 200,000 around the world, is a symbol of international peace. This particular peace pole is 8 feet high and includes the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in eight different languages representing many of the immigrants who settled in and helped build Orleans County – including: Italian, Polish, English, Gaelic, Spanish, German, Latin and Hebrew. 

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See you next year!!!

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