The season began in traditional fashion — with swims in pools and lakes, Fourth of July fireworks shows, picnics and ice cream cones. Now, in late August, it was nearly time for sweatshirts on cool September nights, high-school football games and autumn leaves.
Dave Reynolds, right, director of Camp Boyhaven in 1966, samples turkey prepared by Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrington. John Nuzback (in T-shirt), supervisor of the camp’s dining room, is also part of the late summer snack session.
Jodi Pangman, 3, of Cobleskill, sits atop a Holstein cow at the 1967 edition of the Cobleskill Sunshine Fair. Cindy Brown, 13, of Cobleskill, left, and Doreen Brown, 12, of Sloansville, make sure Jodi keeps her seat.
Alan Alexander, left, waterfront director of Camp Boy-haven in 1966, tests Bob Marble on his ability to swim silently during a late summer exercise in 1966. More than 900 Scouts spent part of their summer there.
The Schenectady top Teen Twirlers 4-H Square Dance Club make some moves during a practice session in August 1967. Dancers Gladys Bopp, Ed Mally, Linda Laniewski, George Gorlay, Paul Orzalek, Susan Young, Arnold Beebe and Esther Near (from left) performed at the New York State Fair in '67.
Right: Pat Kopach, right, demonstrates first aid methods to a group of Boy Scouts at Camp Boyhaven in Middle Grove, Saratoga County, during the late summer of 1966.
Porky, an 8-month-old Yorkshire pig, is groomed by Joe Pleickhardt, right, 16 (right), of Howes Cave, and Thomas Brennan, 17, of Long Island, during the 1967 Cobleskill Sunshine Fair.
Silvana Corniello, a cashier at the Central Market on Van Vranken Avenue, was a candidate for the company’s late summer beauty contest in 1966. The event was held during Central’s annual picnic at Tawasentha Park in Guilderland.
A group of Boy Scouts don’t seem to mind firewood detail at Camp Boyhaven during the summer of 1966.
Late August was always the traditional time for “Farm-City Week” and the Schenectady rural-urban mixer at Pine Grove Farms in Duanesburg. Meeting for the 1966 party are, from left, MacDonald Kugler, co-chair of the mixer; guest speaker Don J. Wickham, then commissioner of the state Department of Agriculture and Markets; Don Tuttle, master of ceremonies and WRGB-WGY farm editor; and Ernest DeMarco, president of Pine Grove Farms.
Two young girls smile and scream during a speed ride at the 1967 Cobleskill Sunshine Fair.
Betty Boothe, left, a volunteer for the “Sum Fun” program at the Albany Street Methodist Church during the summer of 1967, helps novice dressmakers, from left, Marion Civitello, Marguerite Burns and Elvira Turpin with their fabric project.