Some people were in strange moods during March 1970. It had to be spring fever — a woman wore a cake on her head, 13 boys climbed a large tree, young women danced in medieval dress and teenagers took over county government. Paige Gauvreau wore the “cake,” an elaborate hat that won an award at the Schenectady Light Opera Co.’s “funny hat” party. Others at the Woodlin Club bash wore swim caps, feathers, ducks and glitter for their fashion statements. The kids in the tree were part of a photo stunt. Photographer Ed Schultz shot art for a story promoting National Boys’ Club Week, and persuaded 13 boys from the Schenectady, Rotterdam and Carman outfits to hang out on the limbs.
Kids from the Schenectady, Rotterdam and Carman Boys Clubs climb a tree to prove a point — that good kids didn’t grow on trees. The guys were preparing for National Boys’ Club Week.
Strange tops were the subject at the Schenectady Light Opera Company’s funny hat party in March 1970. From left are Diane Buckley, Jerry Shelton, Paige Gauvreau, Art Gauvreau, Carolyn Hauke, Ruth Shelton and Joe McDonough.
Young dancers prepare for the Elizabethan Revel at Schenectady’s First Unitarian Society in March 1970. From left are Ele Miller, Kathie Niven, Kersti Peterson and Meredith Mack.
Maureen Johnson of Notre Dame High School receives the "outstanding student" plaque during Schenectady Jaycees' "County Government for a Day" proceedings on March 17, 1970. From left are Robert Killen of the Jaycees, County Manager Carl Sanford and Jaycee President Gerald Gortner.