The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region
Advertisement
Promotions

Capital Region Scrapbook

In July 1969, groups shared in fun times

Billy Lopata (second from right, in cap) has his arms full of kids during the annual Lopata summer picnic on Madison Street during the early summer of 1969. Billy treated neighborhood kids to 1,500 hot dogs and more than 50 cases of soda.
Photographer: Gazette file
Billy Lopata (second from right, in cap) has his arms full of kids during the annual Lopata summer picnic on Madison Street during the early summer of 1969. Billy treated neighborhood kids to 1,500 hot dogs and more than 50 cases of soda.
Text Size: A | A

Billy Lopata put on some hot dogs during the summer of 1969. Others put on a play in their neighborhood. And some people put on moon costumes to salute the crew of Apollo 11. Still other folks put on canvas bags to sell newspapers. Lopata used to host a summer party on Madison Street. Billy had been playing big brother to kids for years, grilling hot dogs and serving ice cold soda to young friends. ...

You Must or Subscribe to Continue
subscribe to the Daily Gazette
Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Enjoy this story? Share it!

Advertisement

comments

There are currently no posts. Be the first to comment on this story.
Advertisement