Harvest fest, church dinners and apple orchards attracted visitors in a glance back 25 years ago to 1987 in this week's Capital Region Scrapbook.
Apple lovers Joshua Daniels, left, and his brother Adam check out red rewards during an excursion to the Fo’Castle Farm Country Store orchard in Burnt Hills on Monday, Oct. 12, 1987. The Albany lads were out of school for the Columbus Day holiday.
Gene Brosseau, left, spoons batter-fried bluefish out of hot oil as Cortland Hopkins watches the steel dish — and his fingers. Chefs cooked 350 pounds of fish at the fish fry sponsored by St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Amy Carter delivers a platter full of fried fish to, from left, Art, Eleanor and Leona Fessenden. Supper took place at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Schenectady. The church observed its 50th year of fish dinners in 1987.
The city’s Oktoberfest celebration was held Oct. 10, 1987.
Schuylerville’s Debbie Bailey plays some of that old-fashioned music on her dulcimer — as curious kids gather — at the Old Tyme Harvest Festival in Ballston Spa on Oct. 17, 1987.
Matt Hall, 9, pops corn the old-time way — with flames and a hot pan — at the Old Tyme Harvest Festival at the Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa on Oct. 17, 1987.
Stephen Schilde prepares apple for cider at his family’s orchards in Sharon Springs in October 1987.
Farrier Vicki Cromie prepares new shoes for a horse named Dan at the Old Tyme Harvest Festival in Ballston Spa during the autumn of 1987.
Len Prevost, left, first assistant fire chief of the East Glenville Fire Department, and deputy vice president Leslie Lotano hang out with department mascot Sparky in October 1987.