Thank you, Albion

If you drove through Albion during the holiday season, you saw that it shone brightly thanks to city volunteers who lit up Main Street, a Christmas tree on the town park and all those who decorated their homes.

We’re proud that the holiday decorating contest we sponsored helped encourage that community spirit and raised a bit for a new community center. We really appreciate the great prizes donated by more than a dozen area merchants. Thanks also to the Albion Library and Woody’s Woodside Bar for being our “Jam the Jar” locations.

A panel of judges selected the winners: Jeff and Josh Clawson, first place; Mike and Carol Smolik, second place; Matt and Samantha Ellison, third place; Craig and Lois Keefer, Fan Favorite. Congratulations to them and thank you to all who participated.

We’re working hard on our vision of a community center that adds real value to our community, and we thank all those who are and will be supportive of the best that a small town in Iowa can be.