Early fall '83 scrapbook
Jonathan Davis landed a role in “Pippin” during the fall of 1983. The young actor managed to snag a role for a friend, too. Quackers the duck played himself in director Joe Fava’s play for the Schenectady Light Opera Company. Firefighters, book lovers, party people, activists, singers and pumpkin shoppers also were Gazette photo subjects in September 1983. Rotterdam District 2 firefighters planned a fundraising drive while Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library scheduled a fall book sale. A ham supper, bake sale, flea market and arts and crafts were all part of West Glenville Village Community Day, which was held Oct. 1. Folks who were against nuclear arms rallied at Schenectady’s Nuclear Freeze Walkathon, another event that took place Oct. 1. Jonathan Edwards and Nicolette Larson, part of the touring production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” at Proctors in Schenectady, did a little publicity for the show. They filled up a car gas tank at Ladd’s service station on Erie Boulevard. Posted on September 23, 2013.
Quackers the duck is the center of attention for members of Schenectady Light Opera’s “Pippin” cast in September 1983. From left are Jonathan Davis, Karen McGrath and Mark A. Heckler.
Jonathan Edwards and Nicolette Larson, starring in the national touring production of “Pump Boys and Dinettes” in 1983, fill up a tank at Ladd’s gas station on Erie Boulevard. The show opened Sept. 30 at Proctors.
Jason Livingston, 12, signs up for the Nuclear Freeze Walkathon, which was held in Schenectady on Oct. 1. Fellow Freeze fan Rachel Leon watches Jason commit to the cause.
Members of Rotterdam’s District 2 Volunteer Fire Company plan their annual department fundraising drive. From left are Donna Spawn, Chief John Miller, Fred Genier Sr. and Rudy Gabriele.
It was only September, but Michael Messercola made sure he picked a prime pumpkin for Halloween in 1983. Mike did his “shopping” at the Guilderland farm of his grandparents, Eugene and Edwina Stutz.
From top, Stanley Brown, Nell Tromel, Fred Tromel and Dorothea Brown spend a September day preparing for the Friends of Schenectady County Public Library’s autumn book sale.
West Glenville's Village Community Day brought out a bunch of boosters. From left are Oskar Heller, Heather Somers, Kelly Gross, Molly Rich, Kathy Heller, Edna Muran and Lois Hayner.