Members of Schenectady's Red Feather Club prepare for Thanksgiving good deeds in November 1966. From left are Alvin Green, Ann Vedder, Frank Tomassi (standing), Victor Ragucci, Matthew Robinson and Louis Ragucci.
Thanksgiving boosters, teen musicians, a freckled girl and holdovers from Halloween made news in November of 1963 and 1966. Turkey fans were at the Schenectady Boys Club and the Red Feather Club. The boys enjoyed traditional fixings at an early feast. The Feathers planned distribution of Thanksgiving meals to needy people.
Mohonasen musicians prepared for the New York State Music Association all-state conference in Buffalo.
Mary Lynn Gary, a student at Notre Dame High School in 1963, had been named the nation’s “Miss Freckle.” Young people at Schenectady’s Van Antwerp Junior High School were looking forward to Thanksgiving in November of 1966, but some were still thinking about Halloween after walking to raise $733 during a “Trick or Treat for UNICEF” campaign.