Early December often means early starts for the Christmas season. Some people were already thinking about the holidays during the first weeks of December in 1967. Teenagers in local 4-H clubs planned their local 4-H winter fair. Mohonasen music students performed seasonal songs in concert. And lighthearted guys in Scotia made village streets bright with electric color. Spaghetti lovers got strands and scarlet sauce at the Schenectady Boys’ Club Alumni Association’s 16th pasta supper at the Sons of Italy on Liberty Street.
Paul Mango and Shelley Christian serve dinner to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Van Voast Jr. at the Boys’ Club Alumni Association’s annual spaghetti supper on Dec. 7, 1967.
Robert Hall, 5, gets his money’s worth at the supper. The big feed was held at the Sons of Italy Hall on Liberty Street in Schenectady.
Members of local 4-H clubs hope for early Christmas shoppers in December 1967. Checking out inventory for the 4-H Winter Fair are, from left, Carol Gleitsmann and Diane Gurdak of Rotterdam Bright Clovers 4-H, James Butler of the West Glenville Toppers and Kathy Jablonski of Bright Clovers.
Local roller skaters showed off awards won at the Inter-rink Roller Skating Competition at Rollerama in Rotterdam in the late fall of 1967. From left are Cathy Close, Glen Davis, Sue Conway, Chris Conway, Gwen LeRoux, Ed LeRoux and Garry Davis.
The Rev. Arthur H. Hawlicheck, second from right, accepts congratulations after his installation as pastor of Schenectady’s Trinity Lutheran Church on Dec. 10, 1967. Crowding around the new pastor are, from left, the Revs. Robert C. Albohm, Otto R. Spurgat, Berthold von Schenk and Theodore Bushmann.
Scotia and Glenville men turned on holiday lights in village shopping areas on Dec. 7, 1967. From left are Stephen Lasak, William Babcock, Glenville supervisor Donald F. Putnam, Scotia Mayor Harry A. Smith and Verne Foster. Mohawk Avenue and the Vley Road-Fifth Street sections were merry and bright.
Young members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church prepare to observe St. Nicholas Day at the church in December 1967. Donating toys, which “St. Nick” would distribute to needy children, are, from left, Kevin Bradt, Robin Bartlett, Harold Lohner and Jeffrey Morrette.
Music lovers celebrate the Christmas season at Mohonasen High School on Dec. 13. Talking notes are, from left, William Manikas, junior high school prinicipal; Joseph Cassaro of Mohonasen’s Music Parents Association; Gilda Paradis, junior high band member; Ronald Keller, Music Parents president; and David Bournazian, music department chairman.