Gang's Albion Connections
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DDA, CHAMBER EXTEND APOLOGIES
The Downtown Development Authority and the Greater Albion Chamber of
Commerce extend their sincere apologies to those who showed their commitment
to our great community during this busy holiday season by attending
the premiere of "Turn Left on Hastings Street" last night.
(Friday, December 20).
Our naïveté, hospitable nature, and enthusiastic interest
in the history of Albion made us vulnerable to some who are hungry
for fame and fortune. The Purple Gang was indeed a part - albeit notorious
- of our history. Facts about the gang's Albion connections can be found
in the Historic Albion Purple Gang Walking Tour which is available at
the Downtown Development Authority and the Greater Albion Chamber of
While we believe the history of Albion would and will someday make an
excellent subject for a film, the feature which was shown on Friday
was not the vision we had in mind. We remain committed to extending
help to those who wish
to promote our community in positive ways.We applaud the hard work that
so many of our friends, neighbors and community members put into the
project and look forward to seeing their talents displayed in more appropriate
In order to achieve a goal it is often necessary to take risks. While
we consider Friday's event regrettable, we also realize that we have
gained valuable knowledge from this. And while the film may not
have been what we expected and or wished it to be, we appreciate the
willingness of local volunteers who assisted with the project and the
marvelous turnout of patrons who attended the premiere. We thank all
those who turned out in support of our community and look forward to
continuing to promote Albion's rich history, talented residents, and
hard working business community in the years to come.
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