Over the Fence
Reports of a peacock in the neighborhood have been coming in - and we hear he's often seen often in the roadways, so drive with care. This peacock also can fly and therefore he can get away from the people trying to catch this lovely bird. He has apparently been on the loose for about a week, scampering and parading from one location to another nearby homestead. As of the last report, he had traveled about three miles to a farm that just happens to have another peacock - the female of the species, Maybe the strutting male bird has found a home at last.
During the May 31 power outage, did any readers have to walk like I did years ago to a nearby brook to get a pail of water? The high winds and fallen trees left us in the dark for only about four -and-a-half hours, and of course our water pumps were silent, cutting off our water supply.
Are you spending the summer in Thurman? Do you leave us in the cold weather? How about writing down some of your thoughts, feelings and experiences in our hometown. Such writings are welcome for the local Historical Quarterly, to share with others. Call 623-9305 or send the narratives or essays to 168 Garnet Lake Rd, Warrensburg, NY 12885.
Do any readers have wicker baskets of various sizes that they no longer want or have a use for? The Thurman Christmas Basket Committee will be in need of baskets this winter, so readers are asked to consider donating them. Call Helen at 623-2909 to help out.
The Adirondack Good Sams Club hosted three local couples for an enjoyable a Memorial Day weekend at a park in Greenfield, Mass. Enjoying a weekend away were Fred and Shirley Wendling, Russ and Paula Hubert, and Vern and Joan Harris and daughter Dee.
Russ Howe and his wife Nereide of Long Island said were honored when they were asked to attend and to be judges at the recent Lake George Elvis Festival. Russ himself was an Elvis impersonator singer a few years ago in our area. Their six-year-old son Ryan spent home quality time with his grandmother Geri Howe while his parents were judging. Their free time was spent at their Mud St. home in Thurman.
Get Well wishes go out to local residents Charlie Bills, Joe Mosher, Jackie Dingman, Irene Lamphier, Doreen Cooper, Pearl Cameron, and Bob Dibble.
Special days in the mountains
Celebrating birthdays this week are Bob Goodnow Sr. on June 12, Sara Baker on June 13, Kim Philo and Josh Tanner on June 14, Russ Leigh II on June 16, Josh Clemment on June 17, and Kyle Galusha on June 18.
Happy belated birthday wishes are out to Kaitlyn, Nicholas, and Lucas Sessleman who all celebrated a special day on June 1.
A happy get acquainted anniversary wish is out to Fillie and Ron who celebrate on Flag Day, June 14.
Thurman organizations to meet
The Quilting Group invites all who are interested in making a warm quilt before winter to join their next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday June 19 at the Thurman Town Hall. For details on what to bring to get started, call Myra at 623-2633.
The Thurman Emergency Squad will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday June 14 at the High Street squad headquarters. The squad meetings are open to the public and anyone wishing to become a volunteer to help out in the community can call 623-9810 for details, or just stop by at the meeting.
Vacation Bible school, other events set
The Thurman Baptist Church will be holding a week of programs for all ages during its Vacation Bible School, set for the evenings of Monday June 29 through Friday July 3, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Planned for the week is a guest speaker from Virginia and many new features such as special teen day trips. There are plans for adult classes as well as those for young children, offering Bible study, contests, games, refreshments and fellowship for all. Friday evening July 3 includes a short program and a fellowship picnic for all who attend. For details, transportation, or directions to the church on South Johnsburg Rd., call Pastor Bob Herrmann at 623-9320, Joan at 623-2007, Charlotte at 623-3843.
The Thurman Town board is scheduled to hold its fiscal meeting at 7 p.m. Monday June 15 and the regular monthly meeting Tuesday June 16 also at 7 p.m. All town residents are welcome to attend the meetings.
The Gleaning food distribution, a free program open to all town residents, is to be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday June 16 in the Thurman Town Hall. Participants are asked to bring clean used grocery bags in which to take food items home. For details, call Norma at 623-9649.
The Sugar Loaf Mountain Senior Club meets Wednesday June 17 with a Father's Day covered dish dinner starting at 6 p.m. at the Town Hall. Anyone wishing to join this fun-loving group can join - just bring a dish to pass. For details, call 623-9425.