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County Foundation Committee sets banquet

December 13, 2011

Annual celebration banquet of the Boone County Area Foundation Fund (BCAFF) will be held Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012, at the Albion Country Club.

Many of the grants announced previously by BCAFF will be presented to area organizations at the banquet. The BCAFF Advisory Committee earlier this year approved more than $14,500 in grants.

Watch for the elf!

December 6, 2011

Christmas elf
Christmas elf
A holiday elf will be greeting shoppers with some special gifts in Albion on Thursday nights through the Christmas season.

Holiday events downtown this week

December 6, 2011

Special events in downtown Albion this week will include:

  • Thursday, Dec. 8 — Christmas caroling in the mini-park, 6:30 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome.

  • Saturday, Dec. 10 — Free kids movie, 2 p.m. in the Gateway Theatre. Santa Claus will visit with children after the movie in the downtown mini-park.

These events are sponsored by the Albion Chamber of Commerce.

Schools schedule holiday concerts

December 6, 2011

All local schools will present holiday concerts during December.

Boone Central elementary will begin the season with a concert Friday, Dec. 9, at 1:30 p.m. in the spectator gym.

Boone Central Middle School concert will be Tuesday, Dec. 13, at 1:30 p.m. in the gym at Petersburg.

St. Michael’s School Christmas concert is set for Monday, Dec. 19, at 7 p.m. in St. Michael’s Church.

Boone Central High School will present its winter concert on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m. in the spectator gym.

Pictures with Santa set Thursday

November 29, 2011

Opportunities for photos with Santa will be available in downtown Albion at the former Moyer’s building this Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. The pictures will be taken by Nick Krohn Photography.

Thursday night will also feature the first Albion Chamber of Commerce certificate drawings at 6 p.m., and a low brass ensemble will play at 6:30 p.m. at the downtown mini-park. Cookies and drinks will be provided by Heartland Jewelry and Homestead Bank.

Home, Farm & Garden Show set for March

November 29, 2011

A second Home, Farm & Garden Show is planned at the Boone County Fairgrounds in March, 2012.

Boone County Agricultural Society will sponsor this year’s show.

The date has been set for March 24, 2012, and Theresa Scheffler will be committee chairperson.

An initial planning meeting was held Monday evening, Nov. 28, at Fairview Lanes.

Mildred Carver to join list of 7 centenarians at GSS-Albion Wolf Home

November 22, 2011

Mildred Carver
Mildred Carver
Mildred Carver will be celebrating her 100th birthday this Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011. On that date, she will join six other centenarians who are residents of Good Samaritan Society – Albion Wolf Memorial Home.

Other residents who have reached the century mark are Elenora Briese and Irene Williams, both 100; Agnes Valasek, 101; Ruth Eckstrom, 102; Lorraine Sheldon, 104, and Nebraska’s oldest living resident, Mable Ragan, who is 110.

Details in the Nov. 23 Albion News Print & Electronic Editions.

Albion stores plan Customer Appreciation Thursday, Nov. 17

November 15, 2011

Many Albion businesses will be participating in Customer Appreciation Day this Thursday, Nov. 17.

Merchants will be offering specials and drawings for discounts throughout the day.

The day will also kick off the Chamber of Commerce Christmas drawings, where a total of $1,400 in Albion gift certificates will be awarded in four Thursday drawings.

See advertising supplement  in this week’s Albion News Print Edition for details.

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