Old fashioned 'sugar party'
Hosting the Jack Wax party for decades has been a natural for the townfolk of Thurman, as they enjoy the socializing and good food consisting of many covered dishes donated by local residents, topped off with this delicious dessert. Stop by this event Saturday, March 12, at the town hall. The dinner is available from 4 p.m. until all are served. This is an all-you-can-eat buffet and those attending will have con
tinuous mountain-style music to listen while they eat. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 5 to 11, and under 5 are free. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society, which pledges to spend it locally. For details or to volunteer, call 623-4024.
Maple Days next weekend!
The Town of Thurman will be celebrating its annual Maple Weekend Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13. Many who have operating sugar houses that make their own maple syrup will have open houses and will show visitors all the steps in making tasty, pure maple syrup (see story above).
Maps are available to guide folks through Thurman to these destinations that evoke life from years past. For more information, call 623-9718.
Over the fence
Sgt. Luke Duell has left for his third tour in Iraq. He left Feb. 14 for Camp Victory and expects to be there for 12 months. He is the son of Kent and Glenda Duell of Thurman. Anyone wishing to speak to him in a video chat on computer can call 623-2796 for details on how to do it.
It's my fault! In the Feb. 19 Adirondack Journal I said how lucky we had been recently with no power outages - then the morning after the newspaper was delivered at about 5:20 a.m., power was out for about eight hours and even all phone service was out for two and a half hours at the north end of town. It was probably due to tree limbs loaded with snow breaking and falling on utility lines.
The Thurman Town Historian is looking for information from yesteryear on important women who made a difference in town - or in residents' lives. Do you remember someone who had a major influence in your upbringing? Joan Harris would like folks to recall anecdotes and events in the 1800s and early 1900s - during their grandparents' generation. Send information to: Thurman Town Historian, Box 29, Athol, NY 12810 or to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to set clocks ahead on Sunday, March 13.
Events and activities in Thurman
The monthly town meetings are both set for Tuesday, March 8 at the Thurman Town Hall in Athol. The fiscal meeting is at 6:30 p.m. and the business meeting is at 7 p.m. All are welcome to raise questions and voice concerns.
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Enthusiasts Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, March 11 in the Town Hall. Those seeking to join before spring comes may call 623-2007 for details.
The local Senior Bus runs Friday, March 11. All seniors age 60 and over can take advantage of this free transportation to Glens Falls for a day of shopping or appointments. Riders can enjoy a leisurely day, have lunch out, pick up groceries or shop for clothes. Call Laura by Wednesday at 623-9281 and let her know where the bus can pick you up.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club met Feb. 19 for a covered dish lunch at the Town Hall. Because of storms, high winds and power outages, only 13 members attended. A casual meeting was held and trips were discussed, but all agreed that they would like to wait for more suggestions on trips this summer. All are urged top bring their ideas to the next meeting on March 19. New members are always welcome.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 7 in their firehouse in Athol. Fire company officials welcome all those who would like to join, volunteering for this vital community service.
On a personal note
Celebrating birthdays this week are Darrin Needham, Maxine Cameron, Tanecia Haskell and Ruth Wood on March 5; Todd Chase on March 6; Charlotte Brandt on March 7; Cindy Hyde and Alma Weis on March 8; Linda Griswold, Jenny Ligon and Ava Mae Lohrey on March 9; Hans Wenker and Alexandria Werner on March 10; and Calvin Varnum, Paul Siletti and Pauline Germain on March 11.
Get well wishes go out to Suzie Baker, Sally Feihol, Ken Ackley and Myron Cameron.
Sympathy from the community goes out to the family of Roger Remington who passed away on Friday, Feb. 18 at Glens Falls Hospital.
Sympathy from friends and neighbors throughout the community goes to the family of Ronald "Red" Veillette who died at his Chestertown home Feb. 19.