Holiday activities abound in Thurman
Nearly a dozen townsfolk came out in the cold Dec. 19 and sang old fashioned Christmas carols to spread good cheer among their Thurman neighbors.
What a delight to see the little ones singing right along with the adults! The group traveled by car and spread delightful Christmas wishes from one Thurman neighborhood to another, through songs, smiles, and handshakes. This old-fashioned Christmas tradition has been carried out for many years by the Thurman Baptist Church and its members. A thank you is out to the Warren County 4-H Adirondack Ventures for supplying Christmas cookies to the Thurman Meals on Wheels program for their Dec. 21 delivery.
The annual children's Christmas party in Thurman held on Dec. 12 at the town hall was a huge success with 74 children stopping by. Many parents also stayed and helped out, which was appreciated.
Prizes were won by Dakota Fox, who went home with the beautiful gingerbread house; Hayley Morse won the toddler basket of goodies, Paige Morse won the special girl basket, Zachary Carpenter won the boys goody basket and Brent Ackley won the full candy jar.
The committee would like to thank everyone who baked, and helped out in any way, with special thanks to local firemen, Cub and Chip for bringing Santa; thanks to Marilyn for the tree and pine cones, and thanks to Jamiee for leading the songs around the Christmas tree.
A big thank you is out to all who helped fill not just one, but two big boxes for the Toys for Tots program. This was a project under taken by the S.A.F.E. ( Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Enthusiast) Club to help the U.S. Marines. Thanks everyone.
Enjoying a big Christmas dinner Dec. 13 were 25 members of the Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club. Their event was held at the Ramada Inn restaurant in Glens Falls. Everyone was delighted and enjoyed the day. The seniors will be meeting on the third Saturday of the months of January, February, and March for the winter. The group is now looking for new members age 50 and up who would like to join this fun loving club. Call Norma for details at 623-9425.
Events and activities in Thurman
Bring the family to the YMCA on Friday Jan. 8 for the free family fun night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The first hour is planned for special activities and crafts and the last hour there will be an open gym for all, plus open swimming. Call ahead 518-793-3878 and give the age of the children. Appropriate games and crafts can then be planned before your arrival.
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Enthusiast Club will meet at the town hall Friday Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. all are welcome. For information call 623-2007.
The John Thurman Historical Society will not meet in January or February because of low turnout in the cold winter months. For details, call 623-9539.
The Take Off Pounds Sensibly group meets in Thurman each Thursday, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the town hall. Join our group to shed a few pounds before warm weather. Call Jane for information 696-2766.
There are A.A. meetings at the town hall on Thursday evenings 7:30 p.m. which are open to the public.
The Thurman Youth Commission is looking for some children who would like to help with projects, crafts, or with some ideas or suggestions for kids. Call Maria at 623-9961.
The Thurman historical calendars for 2010 are available for $8 at the town hall, at the Athol General Store, Nemec's Sporting Goods in Warrensburg, and Warrensburg Car Care and are $8 each. For details, call 623-9539.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Company will meet at the Athol fire house Monday Jan. 4 at 7 p.m. Meetings are open to the public and new members are welcome.
The Gleaning food distribution will be held at the Thurman Town Hall, 10 a.m. on Tuesday Jan. 5, Those participating are asked to bring clean used grocery bags.
The Senior Bus will pick Seniors 60 and over at their home and provide transportation to Glens Falls for a day of shopping or appointments. This month's trip is on Friday Jan. 8. Those who seek to go, call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday.
Thurman organizational meeting is Jan. 4
Special days in the North Country
Birthday greetings are out this week to Bonnie Cameron, Clarence Roberts, and Mark Kuklinski Jr. on Jan. 1, to Sam Millington and Bridgid Kelly on Jan. 2, to Holly Haskell and Margery Rocker on Jan. 4, to Bonnie Monroe and Stuart Baker on Jan. 6 and to Jenny Hill, Mark Rogers and Jimny McGowan all on Jan. 7.
The family of the late Clifford Belden, who passed away Dec. 7 at the Glens Falls Hospital, would like to thank everyone for the many acts of kindness shown to them during this difficult time. The outpouring shown from the whole community, including church members, firemen, many organizations, Warren County highway, Warrensburg and Thurman residents and many others was so much appreciated.
Get well wishes are out to Larry Germain, Don Vopleus, Joe Mosher, Ed Brown, Hial Hall, and all others who are not feeling well at this time.
Remember to save the fronts of your Christmas cards if they aren't written on, the Christmas basket committee uses these for the next year's baskets. They can be left at the town hall for the committee to collect.
The group also needs someone to take over the organization of the annual Christmas baskets for 2010. Can you or you and a friend help us? Now would be the time to purchase marked-down Christmas items for the baskets. With any questions call 623-2909 or 623-2580.
Did you remember to send a donation to the Thurman Emergency Medical Services squad - even small donations help with needed equipment. Call 623-9810 for information.
When the thermometer drops to minus 20 degrees or lower, it's not a bad idea to leave water dripping in the faucets. A very slow drip is all you need to keep your water pipes from freezing.