Christmas Bazaar, holiday activities set
Thurman's traditional old-fashioned Christmas sale with lots of homemade gifts and some varied, distinctive items and baked goods will open at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 28 at the Thurman Town hall. All are welcome to stop by and say hello to neighbors and friends while shopping. Snacks and beverages will be available also.
The annual children's Christmas Party is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 12 at the Thurman Town Hall in Athol. The event includes a community tree-trimming, a visit from Santa, gifts, caroling, refreshments, All ages are welcome at the festive, free event, which is sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission.
The annual calendar of the John Thurman Historical Society calendar is now ready. Dates of important events for 2010 are printed in each month, so that folks can plan ahead. The calendars, which make perfect gifts, are available at the town hall at $8 per copy.
Over the fence
It has been an odd month of November so far with some pretty cool days and frosty nights and then we jump to 60 degree days and lows of 40. What's going on here? All this was by Nov. 18 - But our woolly-bear caterpillars are telling us we may see snow before turkey day. I guess that many of our neighbors did not have to go to Florida for warmer weather this year.
The Gleanings program, which provides free food for those in need, will be held at the town hall on Tuesday Dec. 1, starting at 10 a.m. Please bring clean used bags to take the goods home.
To learn of the Extra Helpings discount food program which comes once a month, Call 623-9649. These packages have meats, vegetables, pastas - and the cost is low.
Also, the Town of Thurman has a filled food pantry for anyone who may find themselves in need of a helping hand. Stop by the town hall during regular office hours.
Would you like to lend a helping hand to the whole community? Join the Thurman Emergency Squad as a helper, a driver or perhaps sign up to become a medic. Anyone age 18 or over can join. For details, call 623-9810.
Final election results tallied
The 29 absentee ballots returned by the deadline were counted and the numbers have changed dramatically, although no races were overturned. A total of 419 voters turned out Nov. 3 of the 812 voters registered, and they voted as follows, including absentee ballots:
For Supervisor, Red Pitkin - 226, Tuck Birdsall - 172, Randy Oppitz - 15 for town supervisor. For Town Clerk, Cindy Hyde - 146 votes; for two seats on the town board, Al Vasak 289 votes; Charles Bills, 107; Glenda Duell, 90; and Rebecca Desourdy, 1 vote. For Highway Superintendent, Pat Wood, 248 votes; for Assessor, Ed Binder, 179 votes, and the following write-in votes: Richard Morrisee, 1; Ruth Keller, 1; and Peter Redfield, 1.
Memory Tree lighting planned
The Thurman Emergency Squad will once again be lighting up a Christmas tree in memory of those loved ones who are no longer with us. The bulbs are $1 each and the tree will be turned on Dec. 12 and kept on until after New Years Day.
Please print the name of the person you are remembering and include your name and phone number and mail it before Dec. 11 to Thurman Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 114, Athol, NY 12810. Checks can be made out to the Thurman EMS. For details, call Suzie at 623-9810.
Thurman events, activities scheduled
The Kenyontown Methodist Church on Valley Rd. will be having a pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 16.
All are welcome to attend and enjoy good fellowship and homemade food. Please bring a dish to pass. For information, call 623-3940.
The John Thurman Historical Society will have their annual meeting Tuesday Dec. 1. At the event, they'll hold an election of three directors for a two-year term. The meeting, complete with a covered dish dinner, will start at 5:30 p.m. at the town hall. The event also features a Christmas party with gift exchange.
The H.E.A.P. heating-fuel outreach of the Warren County Office of the Aging will be visiting Warrensburg at 10 a.m. Friday Dec. 4 at the senior mealsite, hosted by the United Methodist Church. Bring proof of income for all household members, Social Security numbers and any fuel bills. For details, call 761-6347. This program is open to anyone age 60 or older.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will be enjoying their annual Christmas luncheon 1 p.m. Sunday Dec. 6 at the German-themed restaurant at the Ramada Inn in Glens Falls. Reservations are required.
The Mommie and Me club invites all toddlers and their moms to the group's next meeting, 9:30 a.m. Friday Dec. 4 at the youth building in Athol. This get-together features getting ready for Christmas - including decorating projects. For information, call 623-5024.
On the personal side
Birthdays celebrated this next week are: Josh Langabeer and Kody Cameron on Nov. 28; Woody Cyr and Destiny Warrington on Nov. 30; Jay Siletti on Dec. 2; Brielle MacNamara on Dec. 3; and Kelly Schmidt, Bonnie Bills, and Eric Ross on Dec. 4.
A Happy Anniversary wish is out to Walt and Marilyn Baker, celebrating 35 years on Dec. 1.
Frank Stewart of VanCouver, Washington enjoyed a week in Thurman with his dad and family, Stu and Liz Stewart on Athol Rd. While he was here they all traveled to Albany to visit Liz's daughter Anya and Scott Young and son Slade and then they proceeded to Utica to visit a cousin. They enjoyed their time together before Frank returned to Vancouver.
Ryan Belden of Garnet Lake Rd. brought home a trophy from his many efforts on the Warrensburg soccer team. Many other trophies went to players in Warrensburg and we congratulate them all. Now Ryan is in basketball for the season. He is in the junior class at school.
Get well wishes from the community are out to Hial Hall III, Iva Hall, Liz Kennedy, Charles Dingman, Cliff Belden, Joe Mosher, and Wanda Vopleus.
Did you remember to call Helen at 623-2909 to let her know what you can do to help with the annual Christmas baskets effort? There will be about 50 to fill with home baked goodies and small gifts. The group then meets at the Thurman Town Hall on Friday Dec. 11 to pack and deliver. The rain date for the latter event is Dec. 12.
Vaughns welcome baby boy
Tory and Hilary Vaughn of Hudson Falls are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy on Friday Oct. 30 at Albany Medical Center. The little man was named Cole John and he weighed 3 pounds, 4 ounces. Cole John joins an 18-month-old brother Owen.
Proud grandparents are Sue Isaac of Warrensburg and Doug Needham of Thurman. Great-grandparents are Larry and Jane Germain and Jim and Gail Needham, all of Thurman.