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Eyes pop at huge Floral Fete crowds

The Saratoga 150 Floral Fete Promenade draws a crowd on Friday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
The Saratoga 150 Floral Fete Promenade draws a crowd on Friday.
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On the eve of the 150th anniversary of horse racing in Saratoga Springs, the streets of downtown were swarming with people for the Floral Fete Promenade and thousands piled into Congress Park — crowds larger than almost anyone had anticipated. Friday night’s event, which was a Saratoga 150 gift to the community from socialite Marylou Whitney and husband John Hendrickson, drew an estimated 40,000 people, Public Safety Commissioner Chris Mathiesen said. “I have lived in ...

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