Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Saratogian, 9/21/10,Save the Victoria Pool Society Labor Day Bash.

Life Inside Saratoga: Cooks bring their best recipes to 'Save the Victoria Pool Society' picnic

By JEANNETTE JORDAN, Inside Saratoga

“Save the Victoria Pool Society” members got together Labor Day for its seventh annual picnic at the Victoria Pool in Saratoga Spa State Park.

A covered dish — with the theme “Iron Chef: Victoria Pool” — highlighted the day. Everyone brought their signature dishes.

Doug Jasinske made a seven-layer salad with crisp lettuce, bacon and boiled eggs. It was a real hit.

Andrew Jennings brought his family recipe for Italian potato salad.

Mary Sickles’ breakfast quiche was deemed “out of this world,” and Jean Sharkey made delicious homemade double-thick chocolate chip cookies.

John Tighe was the first and last person in the pool for the season, an honor he attempts to keep every year.

Sickles had a small jewelry show and sale of homemade beads, both necklaces and bracelets. Thomas “Max” Moller was voted the best lifeguard of the season. Moller is in his second year at Adirondack Community College and always sets the high standard of safety at the pool.

Louise Goldstein gave a short talk about the work of the society, reminding everyone that the pool is “all of ours, as New York state residents, and we have a duty to preserve its historic beauty for the next generation.”

Members also took a tour of the state park conducted by Jennings showing off the biggest attractions in the Spa Park.

Some others attending included Stanton Williamson, Dr. Mark Depietro. Maureen Godlewski, Lily Swits, Holly Swits, Steve Taranto, Cathy Gillis, Carole Leader, and Sally Biggie.

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