Photos by Arthur Gonick
Friday night the historic Canfield Casino was aglow for the annual Saratoga Springs History Museum Gala, one of many events that kick off the Saratoga holiday season.
Honorary Chairpersons Charles and Candace Wait and their son Charles Wait Jr. enjoyed mingling with guests throughout the evening. Spotted in the crowd were Larry King and Jonathan Zaskorski of King Wealth Management; President of the Saratoga Springs History Museum John Pecora; Jeff and Deane Pfeil; Elisa and Mark Haworth; Tom Durkin; Deputy of Accounts Maire Masterson; Ellen Brodie; Charlie and Mary Lou Wheeler; Lance Ingmire and his fiancé Jackie Clark; Commissioner of Public Works Skip Scirocco and his wife Corrine; Saratoga County Judge Jim Murphy and his wife Connie; Maddy Zanetti of Impressions of Saratoga and her parents John and Karyn; Nathaniel Bette of First Columbia LLC and his guest Jessica Niles; Joe and Lisa Ogden; and Leigh Hornbeck. Of course, it was so no surprise that well-known history buffs Field Horne, James Kettlewell, and Dave Patterson were also in attendance.
Guests were seen having fun taking advantage of the photo booth provided by the Saratoga Photobooth Company; enjoying the always delicious food of Longfellows Restaurant; dancing to music by The Accents; andbidding on various silent auction items from Northshire Bookstore, G. Willikers, Thirsty Owl, and Saratoga National.
The Veitch family was represented well with History Museum board member and Saratoga Springs Chief of Police Greg Veitch and his wife Jen, Saratoga County Supervisor Matt Veitch and his wife Stephanie along with their brothers Mike and Paul, who were also joined by their wives Jill and Kate. Parents of the Veitch brothers, Michael and Gail Veitch, rounded out the representation of the Veitch family at the event. Also in attendance was Samantha Bosshart of the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation (who was repeatedly asked about saving of 26 Caroline Street, the building that was damaged by fire on Thanksgiving Day).
Keeping in the spirit of the history of the Canfield Casino guests had the opportunity to play roulette and blackjack for fun and for the chance to win a $100 Saratoga Springs Downtown Business Association gift certificate. People could also take home a piece of history by bidding on framed beautiful George S. Bolster Collection photos. Jamie Parillo, Executive Director of the Saratoga Springs History, was very appreciative of the community support the event received. In particular, he was grateful for the generous support of The Adirondack Trust Company, Title Sponsor of this year’s gala.
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