Christmas Bazaar, holiday activities set
Thurman's traditional old-fashioned Christmas sale with lots of homemade gifts and 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.
Memory Tree lighting planned
All requests for a Christmas tree ornament in memory of a departed loved one must be submitted to the Thurman Emergency Squad by Friday Dec. 11, as the Thurman Emergency Squad will once again be lighting up a Christmas memory tree this year. The bulbs are $1 each and the tree will be turned on Dec. 12 and kept on until after New Years Day.
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.
Family fun night scheduled
Bring the family to the Glens Falls YMCA for a free family fun night Friday Dec. 11 starting at 7 p.m. The first hour is traditionally planned for special activities, crafts, etc., and then participants go to an open gym for some physical activities or to the YMCA pool for swimming.
Those planning on attending are asked to call ahead at 793-3878 with ages of children so YMCA staff can plan activities for appropriate age groups.
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club has enjoyed a long riding season this year with the snow holding off as long as it did. Now club members are meeting to make plans for the coming year. Join fellow four-wheelers at the town hall Friday Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. For details, call 623-2007.
The free bus for seniors will be traveling to Glens Falls for a day of shopping or appointments on Friday Dec. 11. Those who wish to go are asked to call Laura by Wednesday evening at 623-9281.
The Thurman volunteer fire company is holding an open meeting at 7 p.m. Monday Dec. 7 at the Athol fire house. Newcomers to the area who would like to help us out in emergencies, plus local residents are urged to join and help out neighbors in their times of need.
Samaritan's Purse donations down
The local project to fill shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child yielded only 35 boxes to be sent to children who are otherwise forgotten - a substantial decrease from the 71 sent out last year. The chairman would like to thank the local youth group who filled two for their first year, and one other lady who filled 20 on her own. Everyone is thanked for filling the boxes for the kids which get shipped to countries all over the world including here in the U.S. every box that was filled will bring a smile to a child's face!
Those readers would like to help, may still do so for future shipping. Watch for the store sales right after Christmas, then pick up small items and put them aside. Then when school supplies go on sale get some of those for your boxes. It won't take long to fill a box or two. Fore details, call Gail at 623-2335.
Cormack and Bromley welcome newborn
Laura Cormack and Heath Bromley of North Creek are proud to announce the birth of a baby boy, born Tuesday Nov. 10 at Glens Falls Hospital. The little man weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce and was 21 inches long. He has been named Asa Benjamin.
Proud grandparents are Dave and Cindy Hyde of Valley Rd. and Jeff Cormack of Plattsburgh, and Frank and Sheila Dingman of Glens Falls.
Personal news and special days
Get Well wishes are out to Cliff Belden, Wanda Vopleus, Joe Mosher, Iva Hall, Bert Wilde, Irene Lamphier, and Jackie Dingman.
A happy anniversary wish is out to Jon and Theresa Moyer on Dec. 6.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Brittany Lawrence, Doris Fish and Ed Brown on Dec. 5, Carla Pelekai and Samantha Rogers on Dec. 6, Howard Tucker and Heidi Burch on Dec. 7, Leila Wood and Bill Altman on Dec. 8, Andrew Warrington on Dec. 9, Russell Leigh, Charles McCraw on Dec. 10, and Ruth Keller on Dec. 11.
Does anyone have a use for sets of older encyclopedias? Are there any organizations sending items over seas to forgotten countries? Call 623-2580 with responses.
We apologize for the birthdays which were omitted in the Nov. 21 issue of the Adirondack Journal We hope that if you celebrated that week, the day was happy one.
Over the fence
The Thurman town clerk wants to apologize to all who have been unable to reach her on the phone, and to let readers know that the phone company has been trying to get the 623-4588 number repaired. As of Friday, calls still couldn't get through. She urges people not to give up trying.
Is anyone willing to step in and take over organization of the Christmas sale held annually, and the annual Christmas baskets project? If so, call Helen at 623-2909 or Evie at 623-2580.
High winds greeted us all on Friday morning Nov. 20 and up on Sky High Rd. a tree branch was seen sparking on electric wires and was called in to National Grid, but evidently their crews were busy. Another local residents saw sparks and a small fire at this same location, reporting it in late afternoon, and this time apparently got a response.
This goes to show that as you travel along keep your eyes open for these kind of problems. We don't need forest fires.
Kenyontown Church invites all to dinner
The Kenyontown Methodist Church will have a covered dish dinner Wednesday Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. and church members invite everyone to stop by. The church is on Valley Rd. and Sunday services are at 11 a.m. each week. Last month there were 18 folks at the Wednesday night dinners. Members are hoping that more will bring a dish and join them in December.
Vopleus sets up shop in Queensbury
Myra Vopleus of High St will be starting her own business offering manicures, pedicures and nail gels. She's setting up shop in Queensbury at 980 state Rte. 9. Her hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays starting at 3 p.m. and Saturdays she'll have morning hours. Specials are 10 percent off for new clients and a combination special of 15 percent off during the month of December. Appointments can be made by calling 232-0883 and gift certificates are available.