Ballston225

 

It was a GREAT event.  Thanks to all who attended.

Estimated attendance:  2000-2500!

See you all at the 250th! 

 

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Check out recent stories about Ballston225 in the Saratogian (http://www.saratogian.com/articles/2013/06/30/news/doc51d0cd9116db4491710587.txt)

and the Daily Gazette of Sunday, July 7

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Remember:  we have 3 venues open from 11-3 on July 13th:  Ballston Town Hall, Merchant Farm, and the Ballston Center Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church!  Plus a whole lot of other places to visit as well! Check out all the details on the links provided on this website!

And there’s a special surprise at the end of the day at the Town Hall!

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Check out the display and pictures that the Burnt Hills

branch of the Ballston Spa National Bank has done in

commemoration of Ballston225.  Stop in and see it and

watch the slide show that has lots of trivia about the

town, too!

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Watch Ballston225 Committee Chair Rick Reynolds talk

  about some of Ballston’s history and its upcoming

celebration on the Ann Parrillo “Schenectady Today”

show that has aired already.  But, you can still watch it at

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRuaaRTmU1I

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 Just added a unicycle demonstration to our

activities of the day.  Come and watch.

 

Details on the

“Venues and Activities” page!

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BE SURE TO CHECK THE FINALIZED

“VENUES AND ACTIVITIES” PAGE

AS WELL AS THE

“PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES AND

ORGANIZATIONS” PAGE

FOR ALLTHE DETAILS OF EVENTS

OCCURRING THIS SATURDAY!

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On March 7, 1788, 

the town of Ballston
 
was created as a part of
 
Albany County.
 
 

 In 2013, we celebrate

Ballston’s 225th

birthday!

 

Join us on Saturday, July 13, 2013

as we come together as a community

to celebrate the past, the present and

the

future!

Check links for times and events at all of our venues!

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Board of Supervisors Proclamation April 16 2013

Proclamation issued by the Saratoga County Board of Supervisors, April 16, 2013, in honor of the 4 towns celebrating 225 years this year:  Ballston, Halfmoon, Saratoga, and Stillwater

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Town-Logo copy

When Ballston was part of the County of Albany, it was divided, March 24, 1772 into two districts, the District of Saraghtoga and the District of Halfmoon. 

In 1775 the District of Balls Town was taken from the District of Saraghtoga, thus making three districts within Albany County.

 March 7, 1788, the name “district” was dropped and the towns of Saratoga, Stillwater, Ballston and Halfmoon were born as the “mother towns” of Saratoga County.  These towns were later subdivided.

 February 7, 1791, an Act of the New York State Legislature created the county of Saratoga.

 From:  SaratogaCounty Heritage by Violet Dunn

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Check out our Facebook page at “Ballston 225″

or at www.facebook.com/ballston225

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Watch Congressman Paul Tonko read a resolution of recognition in honor of the four towns that were created on March 8, 1788:  Ballston, Halfmoon, Saratoga, and Stillwater.  Click here to see the “you tube” video of that event which occurred on March 7, 2013. 

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 Cappiello farmland from Rt 50

 View of the Green Mountains from the Cappiello Farm, Route 50, Ballston

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This event is sponsored and coordinated by the Town of Ballston Historian’s Office.

Rick Reynolds, Town Historian