On Sunday, June 27, the Historical Society of the Town of Bolton will host a reunion of Civilian Conservation Corps alumni, family and friends from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bolton Free Library, 4922 Lakeshore Drive.
The event is to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the founding of the Conservation Corps. Those attending will be encouraged to share stories and photographs of the CCC camps in Bolton.
The Bolton Historical Museum's CCC display will be temporarily moved to the library for the reunion to spark reminiscences.
From 1933 to 1942, more than 3 million young men, mostly from poor families, participated in Franklin Delano Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps. Camp S-82, in the northeast corner of the Town of Bolton, housed as many as 200 men who spent their days planting trees, constructing trails and campsites, working on disease- eradication programs in the state's conifer forests, building erosion control devices along stream banks and along the shores of Lake George, and constructing buildings in parks and on the islands. Many CCC alumni married local women and spent their lives as active members of the Bolton Community.
Author and historian Marty Podskoch will give a short Power Point presentation on the history, lore and legacy of the Conservation Corps camps in New York State. Marty is currently conducting research for a new book on the CCC in New York and Connecticut.
For details on the reunion, contact Pat Babe of the Bolton Historical Museum at 644-9960, Megan Baker of the Bolton Free Library at 644 2233, or Ted Caldwell, Town Historian, at 644-2343.
Bolton seniors have busy schedule
At noon on Wednesday June 16, the Bolton Seniors will welcome back their snowbird members in a luncheon at Lakeside Lodge. Also, 11 members whose birthday date ends with a zero or five will receive special recognition.