Thurman Townwide Sale sign-ups
All Thurman residents and organizations planning to hold yard sales or other special activities during the Thurman Townwide Sale on May 13 through 15 are urged to stop by the town hall in Athol to register their sale and pick up the appropriate signs.
Organizations are not charged the $3 fee, but are asked to supply information for publicity and pick up the free pink signs. The sale committee is naming 2011 the year to "sign up and be counted," reminding sellers that many shoppers from far away will be looking at our seller list on the Internet, deciding whether or not to trek to Thurman to enjoy the offering. Volunteers will conduct the sale signups from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 28, 29 and 30 only, since the typed list must be ready for printing three days later. Remember, a team effort will make help us continue our tradition of a successful Townwide Sale.
As added inducement, all individuals who sign up will have their names entered into a May 30 drawing for prizes worth more than the $3 signup fee.
For details, contact Perky Granger at 623-9305 or via e-mail at: PersisGranger@aol.com or see: www.persisgranger.com/townwide_seller_info.
Youth counselor jobs available
The town of Thurman is now seeking to fill two job openings for teen counselors for the town Youth Commission's summer recreation program. Those applying for the positions must be 14 or older by this summer. Youth seeking the posts can pick up applications at the Thurman Town Hall during regular business hours. Applications should be submitted before May 1.
A town Youth Commission meeting is set for 7 p.m. May 6, and the public is invited to attend.
Birthdays this week include: Marc Kenyon and Jeremy Ward on April 23, Emily May and Bob Galusha on April 24, and George Chonko on April 25. On April 29, John Gereau adds a year, as does Shirley Jackson and Andrew Hall.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Jack and Claudette Schloss on April 24, to Heidi and John Baker on April 27, and to Russ and Nereida Howe on April 28.
Get well wishes go out to Earle Dibble, Jane Day, Joe Mosher, Suzie Baker, and Doreen Cooper.
Give us a call with your Easter news. Many of our warm weather friends and neighbors are returning home after spending the winter months away - We're glad to have them back.
Is there a volunteer who would be willing to start the Take Off Pounds Sensibly weight-loss program once again in Thurman? This TOPS program has been well-attended in recent years, but illness recently sidelined its leadership - and a new local program director is being sought. For details, call Debbie Allen at 792-2888.
Fundraiser for memory tree set
A fundraiser featuring a sale of homemade confections is to be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the Warrensburg VFW Post on Main Street.
Proceeds will go towards a Japanese lilac tree to be planted on the grounds of Cornell Cooperative Extension as a memorial to departed teenager Courtney Mae Swinton, who took her own life about a year ago.
Irv West, who is organizing the tree-planting and accompanying ceremony set for May 19, said that Saturday's fundraiser at the VFW will offer many homemade delicacies in time for Easter and Passover. Special treats available include homemade chocolate lollipops, he said. For details, call West at 623-3987.
Over the fence
As soon as the days started getting warmer, turkeys began trotting around in the fields and roadways, local residents have reported. Even a lone Canada goose was back in his old habitat, just waiting for others to congregate.
Many folks are worrying about our local emergency squad. It ran fine in recent years as it was with just good hearted volunteers. Now everyone seems to want to change everything that kept our town "almost heaven" and peaceful. Recently, the squad leadership changed, but the controversy surrounding the squad operations hasn't ceased. Let's hope we can continue to have prompt emergency response, and that our local volunteers are still involved in one way or another.
Did you send in a name and notes of your memories to the Thurman Town Historian as we mentioned several weeks ago? The historian is seeking accounts from Thurmanites about women that have made a big difference in residents' lives as well as those around her. Those responding can go back a generation or more to recount the impact of a person. Our editor can think of a couple already - Edith Bills or Jean Reynolds, to name just two. Jot down some memories and send them off to the historian, who will undoubtedly be thankful for your help in this project.
Activities and Events in the hills
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club plans to hold its regular meeting at the Thurman Town Hall at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29. For details, call 623-9234.
Pets from towns in northern Warren County can be taken to the county rabies clinic set for from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23 at the Lake George firehouse.
Residents are welcome to bring their dogs on leashes and cats in carriers. A $10 donation is requested for each pet. For details, call 761-6580.
The Thurman Quilting Group meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 25 at the Thurman Town Hall. Anyone wishing to join and start a family quilt can stop by or call 623-2633 for more information.
The townwide sale will soon be keeping our town busy with shoppers from near and far, browsing through the 100 sales in Thurman on May 13-15. Make sure you sign up at the town hall. Each registered sale will be put on sale maps and the accompanying Web site. Tell sale organizers some the items you will have in your sale and help shoppers find just what they need.