For those generous, thoughtful folks who are volunteering for the annual holiday charity project, the session to fill those Christmas Baskets is to be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 10, in the Thurman Town Hall. The snow day is Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Thurman Emergency Medical Services squad building on High Street also at 9 a.m.
Help in this outreach to local needy would be well appreciated. Needed are small loaves of baked goods plus small gifts - all homemade.
It helps if volunteer chefs have already put their baked items in small baggies, counting out two to four cookies in each bag. Those who cannot be there Friday to help, baked items can be dropped off.
Events & activities in the north country
We hope to see you all Saturday, Nov. 27 at the unique Christmas Bazaar at the town hall. There will be many tables set up with gifts that are great for Christmas giving and at prices folks can afford. The doors open at 9 a.m. and prizes will be given every hour to some lucky ticket holder. Food and snacks will be available too. Stop by and see Santa!
The Thurman Baptist Church on South Johnsburg Road will have their Adult Christmas Party Saturday Dec. 4. For details call 623-3843 or 623-2007.
The Thurman Youth Christmas Party and the town Christmas tree will be decorated Saturday Dec. 4 at the town hall from 1 to 3 p.m. with tree decorations by the community from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. For details, call 623-9718.
Garbage pick-ups regularly occurring on Thursday, will be postponed for Thanksgiving to Friday, Nov. 26. Wednesday pick-ups remain the same.
The Thurman Emergency Squad will meet Sunday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m. at the Squad Building on High Street. The meeting is open to the public. At this time new volunteers are needed to assist us in responding to the emergencies incurred by our friends and neighbors in Thurman. Stop by the meeting or call 623-4254 for information on helping out. Always in need are drivers, people to help lift, those in the medical field and anyone wishing to offer a helping hand.
The town Quilting Group will meet Monday, Nov. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall. All seeking to join are welcome. For details on what is needed to get started, call 623-2633.
The senior bus will run to Glens Falls Friday, Nov. 25 for a day of shopping or errands. This free service is open to all residents age 60 or older. Call Laura at 623-9281 to reserve a seat.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at the town hall. At this time, trails are being groomed before the big snows arrive. Those who wish to join are welcome. Call Doug at 623-9234 for details.
Over the fence
Show your appreciation to the Thurman highway crew by donating a covered dish to their special Christmas hot luncheon to be held Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the town hall. Every year town folks try to say thank you by showing they notice the hard work the crew undertakes in all seasons - responding to washouts, mudslides, ice and snow as well as replacing culverts, and picking up garbage even when its scattered. For information or to let them know how you can help, call 623-9961 and mark this date on your calendar. Don't forget the boys!
May Thanksgiving be a happy time at your home, with lots of good things to eat and everyone in good health! And to those who have to work at a job on that day - may you enjoy your big meal on an earlier date! Many folks thank you for staying on the job! After all, without gas stations, grocers, motels, etc. we wouldn't have visitors to help us celebrate the holiday.
More calls were received expressing appreciation for the folks who give so much of their time through volunteerism and live by the Golden Rule. Add these names to the Journal's Nov. 6 issue of people who were identified as good neighbors. Named were Helen Baker who has helped out so many times with various projects, Joan and Vern Harris and Paula Hubert, Jed and Lisa Quinn and Pam Siletti. This list of helpers - not necessarily on Make a Difference Day - is growing. Give us a call with any more that you want mentioned at 623-2580.
Gripes called in this week were about dogs running loose during open hunting season. There is a leash law in Thurman and those who care about their pets should keep them confined. To reach the town dog warden, call 623-9810.
It became official Nov. 9 the absentee ballots were counted and Evelyn Wood was sworn in as the new Supervisor. It was a very close race with Thomas Birdsall behind by only 17 votes. Both candidates ran a good clean race with no mouthy sayings as we heard on television. Congratulations to both.
Baker and Brainard baby born
Amanda Baker and Ryan Brainard of Valley Road are proud to announce the birth of a baby girl, born Oct. 23 at Glens Falls Hospital. The girl weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. She was named Marlee Marie and she joins a four-year-old brother Rex at home. Proud grandparents are Craig and Helen Baker of Thurman, Laurie Brainard of Warrensburg and Mark Brainard of South Glens Falls. Great-grandparents are Jasmine Baker of Library Avenue and Sharkey Baker of Alden Avenue.
Camerons welcome daughter
Pamela and Barre Cameron of Queensbury are the parents of a daughter born Oct. 23 at Glens Falls Hospital. She weighed 7 pounds, 14 ounces and was 19 inches long. She was named Layla Charles. Proud grandparents are Charles and Priscilla Geroux of Argyle and Ken and Patty Cameron of Queensbury. Great-grandmother is Laura Cameron of Thurman.
On a personal note
Anniversaries to be celebrated this week include: Bill and Carol Rounds, 48 years, Nov. 21; Holly and Eric Lohrey, 9 years, Nov. 24; Howard and Evie Tucker, Nov. 25; and Eugene and Wendy Baird, 22 years, Nov. 26.
Birthday Greetings go out to Kathy Kelly, Heidi Reynolds and Jean Gralewski, Nov. 20; to Jerrod Beadnell and Phyllis Sadow, Nov. 21; Wayne Rogers, Nov. 22; Ben Reynolds, Nov. 23; Colton Stannard, Nov. 24; Roy Ross, Nov. 25; and Holly Hightower, Jackie Tubbs and Ricky Gilbert, Nov. 26.
Hail, sleet and snow flurries came down on Nov. 8. By nightfall roads were getting slippery, but by morning all was clear at this end of town.