Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:46

Celebrating the Town of Ballston

By Staff Report | News

BALLSTON — The Town of Ballston is celebrating its past, present and future with an event filled day on July 13. Ballston225, starts at 11 a.m. at the Ballston Town Hall, Charlton Road; as well as at Merchant Farm, also on Charlton Road, just west of the town hall; and Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church at the corner of Charlton and Middleline Roads.

See historical exhibits, enjoy an old fashioned church picnic, watch artisans at work, see all kinds of animals up close, play 1850s baseball and so much more. 

The following are some of the events planned for the day: Chuck Curtiss’ restored sled from 100 years ago; history exhibits including pictures of Ballston; pictures of their own amusement park of 100 years ago; authentic ice cutting saw from Ballston Lake; tractors—see the variety, sizes, and ages; local artisans including potter Jim Sankowski, painter Steve Jordan, woodcarver Al Doty; quilter Teresa Bashant, spinner and weaver Pam Bucci; and paintings of George Shorey, who, 100 years ago, painted in the little cottage in the woods across from Stevens School.

There will also be exhibits by the Town of Ballston Community Library, Parks and Recreation Committee of the Town of Ballston, and the BHBL Education Foundation; Brookside Museum will be featuring old-time toys from the Chris Morley collection; and there will be old-time games to play. 

Participants can watch a unicycle demonstration, featuring Jeff Pease as well as re-enactor Matt Zembo and friends recreating the British side of the Revolution. There will be music by the Burnt Hills Melody Makers from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and by Tunefolk from 1–3 p.m. and the final events of the day will be reenactment of some of the events of early Town Board meetings plus free ice cream afterwards.

The details and the times for all the venues and the other events of the day are on the website:

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