Carola Reigle hangs up her apron at sale barn cafe

Carola Reigle, left, with some of her grandchildren and great grandchildren who made pies under her instructions.
Nearly 53 years after she began working at the Albion Sale Barn cafe, Albion resident Carola Reigle hung up her apron, stuffed her rolling pin into the drawer and has plans to enjoy retirement time with her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. 
“It was a hard decision, I shed a lot of tears over it, but it’s time,” Carola said. “I’m going to miss it so much. I’ve made a lot of friends and every sale I meet new people, too.”
When she began working at the Albion Sale Barn Cafe, then owned by Leon Nelson and Ray Flanagan, she was already working at the Newman Grove Sale Barn Cafe owned by Duane and Phyllis Jensen.
She is also retiring from the Elgin Sale Barn Cafe, owned by the Baum family; Doris Baum, and Ted and Jo Ann Baum.
Read complete feature story by Twylla Crosby in the June 3 Albion News.