to Albion & Nearby – Issue XIX
September 2016 – Education Edition
General Guide, Issue XIX, “The Education Edition” featured a custom made map of the educational institutions serving Albion or located in Albion including Albion College, Kellogg Community College Eastern Academic Center, Starr Commonweath, Albion District Library and – our public schools, which have changed a lot since one year ago. This Education Edition of the Guide is sponsored in part by Albion District Library’s GED program, which would like to spread the word about its free tutoring and its testing location conveniently located in Albion. As we researched both the free tutoring and the testing location, we see that Albion’s location could save anyone in Calhoun County hours of driving each week to complete the program. September is National Library Card Sign up month. Learn how to get a free GED. Learn about the Festival of the Forks and why it is so much fun.
September’s General Guide also features information about the 50-year anniversary of the Festival of the Forks – the best day of the year for anyone new to Albion to come visit. This is the day we celebrate our unity and diversity. The Festival of the Forks is always the third full weekend of September, and this year the date is Saturday, September 17. You can drive, take an Amtrak train, bike, or walk to enjoy Friday’s cruise-in, Saturday’s parade, music, ethnic foods, arts and crafts. See what is most special about Albion – our people!
Top events mentioned in General Guide XIX are the Swingin’ at the Shell concerts – there are four left including three in September. Make yourself a note to come and see the very talented United States Air Force Airmen of Note on Saturday September 3 @ 3 pm. Also noted on the calendar is the Marshall Home Tour (did we mention that General Guide is now being distributed in the Ad-Visor & Chronicle to residents of the City of Marshall?) and the Albion Farmer’s Market still at Stoffer Plaza on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.
The goal of the General Guide is to get the word out about Albion. Our focus this month is promoting some Albion educational opportunities and fun events. We hope to encourage residents of our neighbor to the west, Marshall, to come visit more often. It seems a natural thing to do for us to show our best and invite our guests, because our kids are attending school in Marshall. We hope everyone including college students and residents of Albion and Marshall can all come and check out our live music, our Festival of the Forks, Albion College, KCC, and our GED program. Like the fibers of a rope, together we are stronger.
There are three more education related topics on the General Guide XIX – AmeriCorps VISTA members are in Albion to help other organizations to improve the quality of life in Albion. We also feature the Pathways to Opportunity booklet about our new school district, available at the locations listed and Art Classes at EastEnd and also at Schuler Arts.
Learn more about these events at the new link: GeneralGuide.net. Remember to look in your Morning Star this weekend to get your copy. You can also pick up a copy of the General Guide to Albion by visiting the Morning Star office at 125 E. Cass Street, or Art Craft Press at 118 W. Vine Street, behind the Post Office.
Click here to see a printable pdf of the General Guide – September 2016 (which includes a map of Albion’s educational resources) Festival of the Forks, and much more.