Scrapbook: Christmastime photos from 1947 to 2004 in Schenectady, Clifton Park, Rotterdam and Mayfield

Schenectady’s Head Start host a holiday party for program children in December 1976. Evelyn Harris, left, and Sylvia Bogle lead the group in a caroling session.
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Schenectady’s Head Start host a holiday party for program children in December 1976. Evelyn Harris, left, and Sylvia Bogle lead the group in a caroling session.

SCRAPBOOK – Christmas and holiday scenes from the the Capital Region decorate this week’s Capital Region Scrapbook.

Look for photos from Schenectady, Clifton Park, Rotterdam and Mayfield

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Children watch the live nativity at Clifton Country Mall in December 1986.

 

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Children play “follow the leader” as Santa Claus shows the holiday way in December 1986.

 

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Schenectady’s Head Start host a holiday party for program children in December 1976. Evelyn Harris, left, and Sylvia Bogle lead the group in a caroling session.

 

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December means holidays like Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Santa Lucia Day. Students at Schenectady’s former Linton High School celebrated the Swedish celebration of lights in 1969. Carol McDonald, left, lights a crown of candles worn by Christine Carnavos, portraying Lucia. Corrine Hageman, an attendant, smiles in the middle.

 

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Connelly Holmes, 7, of Duanesburg receives a present from Santa Claus during a Christmas Party at VFW Post 1895 in Rotterdam in 2004. Connelly’s father Maj. Christopher Holmes , was serving in Iraq at the time.

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Members of the Clifton Park Center Baptist Church participate in a live nativity enactment at Clifton Country Mall during the 1986 Christmas season. Participants included shepherds Herb Schilling, Richard Homenick and Larry Lonczak. Howard Campbell portrayed “Joseph,” Cindy Clark played “Mary” and Jonathan Lonczak was in the manger as Baby Jesus. Matt Carter played the innkeeper’s son.

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Schenectady Girl Scouts helped decorate Ellis Hospital for Christmas in December 1947. From left, the Scouts are Joan Minch, a member of Troop 58 and vice president of the Scouts’ Senior Council; Sally Swan of Troop 42; Joyce Cottrell of Troop 42; and Carol Collins of Troop 15.

 

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