Just a week to go until what might be the prime event of the summer, considering all the other events seem to be canceled. Well, no year is perfect, although 2020 must be going for a record.
The Albion Fire Department's annual fish fry is still on, and if you don't think that's an event, you've never seen my reaction when they serve mine up. But we've had to make some changes this year in response to the coronavirus pandemic--and it's the first time for the firefighters as well as the public, so please have patience as we work out the kinks.
Instead of fish or tenderloin, this year the meal will be fish or chicken due to supply shortages. Sides will be beans and chips, but no drinks this year--however, it should be pointed out that Albion has both a splash pad and a fully functional water fountain on the courthouse square. (Kidding! If you don't have your own drinks, I'd suggest getting some from a local business.)
Sadly, the Chain O' Lakes Festival that happens the same week has been canceled this year, for what I believe is the first time in at least fifty years. But the fish fry goes on, even if it is takeout only, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. (or until the food runs out) on Wednesday, June 10. The cost of $11.00 for adults and $7.00 for children goes toward the Albion Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary, and in the past has funded everything from emergency equipment to training resources.
Remember, the fish fry is takeout only. We'll do our best to make for safe and easy traffic flow in and out, and we ask in return for everyone to use care and watch for pedestrians--and for emergency vehicles, if a call should come in during the event.
Also as a fund raiser, the AFD's history book Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights is still on sale, with all proceeds going to AFD. Take a closer look here: