May Day memories
Today brings us recollections of the "May-basket" day well remembered by many Thurman residents.
In bygone years, it was the special day when children were kept busy making little baskets, then walking to wooded areas to find little wild flowers to put in the basket. The filled surprise was then put on a neighbors' doorstep, after which the child knocked loudly, ran and hid. It was a big thrill to see the lady's surprise to find flowers by her door.
Local organizations to meet
The senior bus runs to Glens Falls on Friday May 8 and is a free service for all residents age 60 or more. Call Laura at 623-9281 to reserve a seat.
The southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club meets at 7 p.m. at the town hall Friday May 8. Visitors are welcome.
Plan ahead for the next Thurman Emergency Medical Services meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday May 10 at the High Street squad building.
On May 6, the new summer town landfill hours begin. The dump will now be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. The weekend hours remain the same: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
The Mommie and Me preschoolers group will meet May 6 beginning at 10 a.m., and youngsters are invited to come to the youth building to prepare a surprise for Mother's Day, which is May 10. For details, call 623-5024.
Former Thurman resident and local history buff Rev. David Newkirk will the the special guest speaker at the Tuesday May 5 meeting of the John Thurman Historical Society. His program, "Tales of Thurman," is to be held at 7 p.m. in the town hall. Newkirk was pastor of the Kenyontown Baptist Church years ago.
Townwide Sale sign-up days are Friday May 1 and Sat. May 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.at the town hall A $3 donation to list your sale will be used for publicity. Let the volunteers know some of your sale items so they can have them listed on the maps to be given out to shoppers.
The Kenyontown United Methodist Church on Valley Rd. will be hosting a "Singspiration" gathering and luncheon Tuesday May 5 at 7 p.m. and everyone is asked to bring a dish to pass. For details, call Jeff at 623-3940.
I hope to see all taxpayers at the school budget hearing to be held in Thurman at 7 p.m. Monday May 4 at the town hall. Those unable to attend a meeting may send a letter to the school board at the high school. However, the budget has already been voted on by the board, and now it's a matter of either voting for it or against it May 19.
The Gleaning food distribution will take place at the town hall 10 a.m. Tuesday May 5. Participants are asked to bring clean used bags in which to take food items home. This free program is open to all town residents.
The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. will hold an open meeting at 7 p.m. Monday May 4. The company is seeking new members to help out in the community. For information, call 623-2464.
Special days to celebrate
Happy Birthdays wishes go out to George Baker, John Bederian and Shellie Carpenter on May 1; To Dicky Germain, Jesse Arnold, Clarence Alger Jr. and Dave Robinson Jr. on May 2; to Myrna Belden, Katie Bederian and Nancy Kindred on May 3; to Jack Molton, Pete Dingman, Dusty Haskell, Pam Siletti and Ryan Howe on May 4; to Mike Springer and Logger Allen on May 5; to Linda Gatewood and Cassius Mosher on May 6; to Jimmy Murphy and to Mike Connor May 7.
Anniversary wishes are out to Jim and Becky Desourdy who will celebrate May 2.
Get Well wishes are out to Hial Hall III, Doris Baker, Irene Lamphier, Charles Dingman and Doreen Cooper.
New about Easter gatherings continues to come in this week. Amber Rohe was home from college in Syracuse for the Easter break and enjoyed the holiday with her parents, Al & Anne Rohe and grandmom Lila Walter of Thurman Station. Amber made her grandmother a big Easter basket which was a nice surprise for Lila.
The Eddy family gathered for an Easter breakfast on Bear Pond Rd. at the home of Joyce and Loren Eddy. The Easter bunny was just finishing his deliveries and was seen still wearing his winter hat before seen scurrying into the woods.
Bert Wilde and son Jim of Rover Rd. enjoyed Easter dinner at a restaurant in South Glens Falls.
Marc and Nora Merkle and daughter Heidi of Luzerne and John Schroeter of Thurman enjoyed Easter with Barb Keene at her home on South Johnsburg Rd.