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It’s always good to see Santa

December 21, 2010

Santa Claus had to postpone his visit with Albion area youngsters on Dec. 11 due to extreme winds, but he was back last Thursday evening, Dec. 16, to talk to children in the gazebo at the downtown mini-park.

About 50 area children turned out to see Santa on Thursday, and some stayed for rides on the horse-drawn hayrack Thursday night.

In this photo, Santa is visiting with Cami Spiegel. Santa reported the schedule has been busy, and the reindeer are rested up and ready for their long flight on Christmas Eve.

Santa’s visit, hayrack rides are Thursday

December 14, 2010

Due to severe winds and cold on Saturday, Dec. 11, the visit by Santa Claus to Albion was postponed until Thursday evening, Dec. 16.

Children can visit with Santa in the downown mini-park from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday. There will not be a children’s movie.

An extra added attraction will be old-fashioned horse-drawn hayrack rides from 6 to 8 p.m., weather permitting

Loading of the horse-drawn wagon for the hayrack rides will be held at the downtown mini-park. Apple cider and cookies will be served.

Christmas carolers are invited to sing during this time. Church choirs and interested singers should gather at 6 p.m. in the mini-park to begin caroling.

Santa’s visit, kids movie set Saturday

December 7, 2010

A free children’s movie and a visit by Santa Claus are scheduled in Albion this Saturday, Dec. 11.

The free movie begins at 2 p.m., and will be followed by visits with Santa, who will be available in the downtown mini park (weather permitting). In case of bad weather, Santa will visit with children in the Gateway Theatre lobby.

Another 12 winners in the weekly holiday drawings were announced last week by the Albion Chamber of Commerce. The second drawings were held Wednesday, Dec. 1, and the winners of $50 each are listed in an advertisement on Page 8 of this week’s Albion News.

Entertainer Henrik Bothke coming for Christmas show

November 15, 2010

Henrik Bothke
Henrik Bothke
Petersburg Community Club’s annual Christmas Dinner and Show will be held Monday, Dec. 20 at Werner Hall in Petersburg.

Henrik Bothke, including the special Neonman presentation, will be the professional entertainer for the evening.

Tickets are now on sale for the annual dinner and show.

Punkin’ Chunkin’ again successful

November 2, 2010

A contestant from York, NE, loads a pumpkin into his air canon at Punkin’ Chunkin’.
A contestant from York, NE, loads a pumpkin into his air canon at Punkin’ Chunkin’.
Petersburg’s 2010 Punkin’ Chunkin’TM brought a whirlwind of activity to the Larry and Shirley Henn farm one mile east of town last Sunday, Oct. 31.

Organizers estimated the crowd at more than 1,500 people for the seventh annual event.

Air canons again provided the main attraction, but there were a wide variety of other events for all ages at the seventh annual event

Concert features Broadway tunes

October 26, 2010

Mary Carrick
Mary Carrick
Mary Carrick, above, and her pianist Todd Brooks entertained about 90 people with Broadway show tunes and other selections during their Albion Arts Council program, Some People, Songs from Broadway and Beyond, on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 24, at Zion Lutheran Church.

Trick-or-Treat Friday in downtown Albion

October 26, 2010

Albion’s downtown Trick-or-Treat event for children will be this Friday, Oct. 29.

All area youngsters are invited to wear their Halloween costumes and participate in the annual event. They will meet at the courthouse square at 4 p.m., and then make the circuit of downtown businesses.

The children are invited for Trick-or-Treating at Good Samaritan Society – Albion on Oct. 29 starting at 4:30 p.m.

Beckwith, Spieker are royalty

October 12, 2010

King Matt Spieker and Queen Bobbi Beckwith
Coronation of royalty highlighted the annual Color Day ceremonies at Boone Central High School last Saturday. The king and queen, shown here, are seniors  Matt Spieker and Bobbi Beckwith. Crownbearers were Jaxson Lipker and Elle Webster. Attendants were Brooke Michael, Lane Anderson, Aliza Brugger and Trey Sorell. The Color Day ceremonies honored all seniors and school organizations.

See the Oct. 13 Albion News Print and Electronic Editions for more details on Color Day and Spirit Week.

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