Ed Lewi, third from left, smiles as he accepts a plaque for heading the YMCA’s autumn membership drive in 1970. Presenting Lewi the award on Dec. 3 are Neil Hiatt (far left), William J. Goetz and Peter Pink (far right).
Everyone’s busy around the holiday season.
December parties mean folks put on festive ties and gowns … and put in a few extra calories.
In 1970, some prepared for a happy yuletide. Others received early gifts. And still others just went to work.
Longtime Capital Region publicist Ed Lewi wore a big smile as he was presented an award from the Schenectady YMCA. Lewi had recently headed the organization’s membership drive. Cornell University student John Bradley received a plaque from Mayfair-Burnt Hills Kiwanis Club President Joseph Magish, and a smile from Saratoga County’s Mary Flascher. Bradley had spent a year in Africa; Flascher had spent time as the county’s alternate dairy princess.
Scotia firefighters decorated their station on Mohawk Avenue. And local Marines and postal workers mobilized for the Toys for Tots program,