The Albion Aglow Parade often takes place on the first Friday in December.
The week before has fun events, including one to support small businesses downtown.
In 2019, AlbionLand passports were offered to shoppers, with prizes for those who visited the most businesses.
One of the most impressive floats in the Albion Aglow parade was created by Albion Electric and featured “The Grinch.”
Cozy Up With Art usually takes place the first Saturday of December.
It’s a fun way to see friends, do Christmas shopping, and help local artists by purchasing their creations. Click here to see a photo tour of Cozy Up with Art 2019.
Another Albion-centric recurring event is the Albion Philanthropic Ladies group meetings.
This group, at their September 2019 meeting, gave a $10,000 donation to the Coca-Cola Mural Restoration Project.
In their December meeting, they gave a similar donation to The Albion Recreation Department, to upgrade the pool access.
See a story from The Recorder about the the AAPW March meeting by clicking here.
Project Rising Tide stakeholders convened at the Albion District Library in December 2019 to discuss the key areas that were addressed during the program.
The Final Impact Report is available online at http://cedamichigan.org/wp-content/files/Final-Fellowship-Report-2018-19.pdf
On a lighter note, the monthly Eggs & Issues breakfast meeting featured an Ugly Sweater contest. There were specific rules to define what makes a sweater “ugly” including cartoon characters, electronic glowing and other embellishments.
This meeting also is a place to get up to date on things that are happening in Albion.
The winner of Albion’s 2019 Ugly Sweater Contest was Calhoun County Commission Gary Tompkins.
Visit him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pg/garytompkinscc7