Schenectady students check handmade toys built for the Capital District Industrial Arts Association’s annual toy drive in 1982. From left are Tom Patterson, Luigi Petraccione, Kelly Marx, James Patrick, Richie Holton and Ken Briere.
For Dee Seidel, Christmas meant roast wildfowl and pumpkin pie.
Denise Fisher and Jennifer Sacarakis looked forward to songs with homemade carolers.
George Clark, a retired Rotterdam policeman, was grateful for good friends.
They were all part of events in the Capital Region in December 1982, as many looked forward to holiday celebrations.