The “mystery woman” in the white and black spotted outfit was really a famous Saratoga personality: Mary Lou Whitney, who walked a Dalmation during the third annual Dogs Only event. A nice touch: Mary Lou’s white and black gloves.
Some claim Saratoga Race Course is the August place to be.
Maybe — and maybe not. Other places around the greater Capital Region offer decent diversions as summer begins its slow fade toward autumn.
In 1986, people in Cobleskill rode rocket cars on metal tracks at the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair. Folks in Schenectady found time to jump rope at Jerry Burrell Park and dress in Grecian styles for a toga party at the former Canal Square. Summit Mountain Day at Summit Methodist Church put friendly faces on men, women and zucchini. The Bannertown Fair in Mayfield crowned a queen.
The queen of Saratoga Springs’ social scene also found time for fun at the original “August place to be.” W