Volk Explains History of Alfred to Honors Program Members
Alfred State College faculty member Sherry Volk, Physical and Health Sciences Department, recently explained the history of Alfred and shared tales of days gone by in the village with members of the College’s Honors Program. Beginning with ancient geologic history and ending with events as recent as Alfred’s nationally recognized “Traffic Light Celebration,” Volk entertained everyone with facts often known to only a small number of Alfred insiders. Especially interesting were Volk’s first person memories of The Flood of 1972 and how for some days the village of Alfred was cut off from the rest of the world, relying heavily on food stocks and generosity from both Alfred State College and Alfred University. Volk, born and raised in Alfred, is the daughter of Stanley Butts, familiar to residents as the long-time owner of Stanlee Hardware, now Tinkertown Hardware.