The Schenectady County Bicentennial Commission held its “Bicentennial Gala Celebration” Saturday night at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, marking the start of a yearlong series of events.
Schenectady County Clerk John Woodward and his wife, Marie, were among the many attending the Schenectady County Bicentennial Gala event on Saturday.
Gary Hughes, majority leader of the Schenectady County Legislature, greets well-wishers at Saturday's Gala.
Wendy Voelker, Schenectady County events coordinator, stands in the decorated ballroom of the Glen Sanders Mansion as it hosts the Schenectady County Bicentennial Gala Celebration.
Entertainment was provided by John Charles Cook during the cocktail hour of the Schenectady County Bicentennial Gala on Saturday.
Gala attendees enjoy hors d'oeuvres during the cocktail hour at the Glen Sanders Mansion event.
Local humorist Bob Cudmore talks with Joanne DeVoe at the cocktail hour before the Schenectady County Bicentennial Gala Celebration on Saturday.
The gala featured posters of Schenectady County communities with photos of the past and present — in this case, the city of Schenectady.
Wendy Voelker, left, organizer of the Saturday gala, talks with Anneke Bull, a director of the Schenectady Business and Professional Women's Club, at the bicentennial gala.
Handcrafted glass beads by Carol Markytan filled a table and gained attention at the Schenectady County Bicentennial Celebration on Saturday.