Thursday, 07 May 2020 13:36

Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation: Virtual Porch Party Saturday

Photo by The Harris Company. Photo by The Harris Company.

SARATOGA SPRINGS — Traditionally, on the Saturday of Mother’s Day Weekend the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation hosts its Historic Homes Tour, their largest fundraiser of the year, as a way to celebrate the history and architecture of Saratoga Springs.  The event always kicks-off with a Porch Party. 

However, since the Foundation cannot gather together because of social distancing guidelines, it invites you to join their Virtual Porch Party.  The event will feature live music by popular local musician Rich Ortiz 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. People are encouraged to gather on your porch or in the comfort of your own home, order food out to support your favorite local restaurant or make your own, and share photos to win giveaways and contest prizes. 

Post a picture/video of you toasting preservation during the Virtual Porch Party on Saturday, May 9 to have the opportunity to win gift cards to great local restaurants and stores that were purchased by the Board of Directors of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation as their way to support locally-owned businesses that over the years have given so much to the Foundation. 

The Foundation wants to see your best Saratoga-themed porch decorations and decorations that reflect this moment in history.  If you participate, you have the opportunity to win great porch packages from TOGA HERITAGE and Impressions of Saratoga.  The Porch Decorating Contests are open to everyone, near and far. The person who participates from the farthest distance will win a prize.

Preserve your moment in history with a “Porch-trait” by Brian V Photography.  This local professional photographer will take a family photo of you on your porch to capture this moment and preserve it for the future.   For a $50 donation you can reserve one of the limited times available on Friday, May 8 or Saturday, May 9 in Saratoga Springs.  Reservations must be secured by Thursday, May 7 at 5 p.m.

To donate, buy a ticket, participate in the porch decorating contest, reserve your “Porch-trait,” and to learn more about the various ways to be eligible for giveaways, please visit www.saratogapreservation.org or follow the event on Facebook. 

Founded in 1977, the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit organization that promotes preservation and enhancement of the architectural, cultural and landscaped heritage of Saratoga Springs.  To learn more or to join please visit www.saratogapreservation.org.

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