Scrapbook 1981: September scenes from 40 years ago; Schenectady, Clifton Park (7 photos)

Kathy Selfridge, right, chairwoman of the Schenectady County United Way's door-to-door campaign, chats with members of her team in September 1981. From left are James Lafayette, Diane St. Onge and her daughter Karen, Kelly Quimby and Mary Jane Siedlecki
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Kathy Selfridge, right, chairwoman of the Schenectady County United Way's door-to-door campaign, chats with members of her team in September 1981. From left are James Lafayette, Diane St. Onge and her daughter Karen, Kelly Quimby and Mary Jane Siedlecki

September scenes from 40 years ago are the subjects of today’s Capital Region Scrapbook — with three photos of United Way representatives leading the way.

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Gazette file photos by Sid Brown, Ed Schultz and Garry Brown

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Roslyn C. Jones, chairwoman of the 1981 United Way campaign, chats with two executives “loaned” to the campaign by their companies — Erwin Bauer of Schenectady Trust and Steve Laskoe of St. Clare’s Hospital. Al Danzig (far right) the campaign’s deputy chairman, is also part of the conversation.

 

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Organizers from the United Way’s Advance Gifts Division make plans at the Schenectady County Library. From left are George Horch, George Knapp, Joseph Lovell and Douglas Vergith.

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Kathy Selfridge, right, chairwoman of the Schenectady County United Way’s door-to-door campaign, chats with members of her team in September 1981. From left are James Lafayette, Diane St. Onge and her daughter Karen, Kelly Quimby and Mary Jane Siedlecki

 

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Men and women from Shenendehowa United Methodist Church dress to impress — and promote — the church’s country fair in September 1981. From left are Alice and Randy Packer, Jack Whitehead, Bob and Carol Piper, and Debbie Whitehead.

 

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Leslie Goldman climbs a rope inside the gymnasium at the Jewish Community Center in September 1981. Craig Perlberg and Elaine Myers offer assistance.

 

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Members of Calvary Baptist Church assembled in September 1981 to organize a rummage and bake sale for October 10 at the Ontario Street church. From left are Kim Lahey, Muriel Wagner, Marion Lahey, Eleanor Winfield and Kathy Falkenberg.

 

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Darci Dmitrenko, 17, of Ballston Lake, stands with the seven-foot tall trophy she won during the Natural Miss America bodybuilding competition held in Utica during the late summer of 1981. Dmitrenko had started her bodybuilding regime just six months earlier

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