Have your pick of chairs in Ballston Spa

Which is your favorite Adirondack rocking chair? Is it the one looks like it rolled right out of Kay
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Which is your favorite Adirondack rocking chair?

Is it the one looks like it rolled right out of Kayaderosseras, encrusted with real rocks? Or maybe it’s “Rock N’ Reel,” a purple chair with loops of movie film laced through the back slats and a popcorn box stuck in an arm rest?

The “Ballston Rocks” chairs will hang around until Sept. 1, but you’ve only got two more days to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Chair. On Tuesday, a panel of judges, including Mayor John Romano, will pick winners in several categories, and the People’s Choice will be announced. To cast your vote, fill out the ballot in the “Ballston Rocks” map/guide and drop it in a special box at the Coffee Planet, 100 Milton Ave.

Facts about the fancy furniture

– There are 102 chairs, and most of them are outdoors. The biggest concentration is in downtown Ballston Spa, on Front Street and on Milton Avenue, although they also can be found as far north as the Carousel shopping plaza and as far south as Cunningham’s laundry, at routes 50 and 67.

– Maps are available at businesses and shops in town, including Coffee Planet and Strolling Village Artisans. The map is also posted on ballston.org, Web site of the Ballston Spa Business & Professional Association, sponsor of “Ballston Rocks.”

– ”Ballston Rocks” is different from the Saratoga horses project because the chairs were decorated by children, neighbors and other groups, as well as professional artists.

– On Saturday, Sept. 13, many of the chairs will be auctioned at the Brookside Museum, with funds targeted for public events in the village, including concerts and the new outdoor film festival.

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