Folks of all ages gathered at the Thurman Town Hall Feb. 5 to create cards expressing heartfelt sentiment, during the Valentines for Vets event sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission. Not only were these lovely Valentines made for area veterans in the Albany VA hospital, but enough were created to spread the joy of loving thoughts to residents at the Tri County Nursing Home, Countryside Adult Home and the Turning Point Home. A total of 260 cards were created before the homemade pizza was offered to all the workers. The Youth Commission thanks everyone who gave a couple of hours of their time to put a smile on the faces of our veterans and seniors in area residential homes.
Dinner chefs wanted
Those who haven't yet been notified of the need for covered dishes or food items for the dinner at the Town Hall on March 12, please bring something savory to the town hall Saturday morning, March 12 prior to the event.
The dinner consists of a wide variety of food dishes made by Thurman's best cooks. The delicacies will be served buffet style from 4 p.m. until all are served. Of course, the dessert is the old fashioned dessert that one never tires of - maple syrup boiled down just right to make a caramel-like confection when poured over pure white snow.
If you never tasted this delicacy, you can now! The prices at the door are adults: $10, ages 6-11: $5 and 5 and under, free. A local band will playing music, mountain-style, throughout the event. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. For details, call Becky at 623-4024 or 623-9649.
Activities and events
The Thurman Emergency Medical Services agency is to meet Wednesday March 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the squad headquarters on High St. The squad officials say they're very happy to welcome several new volunteers to the group. Any others who feel that they would like to help out, may stop by the meeting to volunteer or call Jim Desourdy at 623-4254.
Bring your needle and thread and your quilt pieces to the local quilting gathering on Monday Feb. 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the Thurman Town Hall. For details, call 623-2633.
The Gleaning food distribution will occur at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday March 1 in the Town Hall. All town residents can take advantage of this free food program. Bring some clean used grocery bags for the supplies. For details, call 623-9649.
There will not be a John Thurman Historical Society meeting in March. However the spring issue of The Quarterly will soon be available and full of stories, pictures and tidbits of interest to all. Watch this column for when and where you can pick one up.
Remember to contact your assessors in person or by phone at 623-9593 by March 1 to apply for property tax exemptions.
Over the fence
Wow! If this three feet of snow up here ever melts, we're going to have a lot of mud - but Thurmanites are used to extreme conditions.
It's getting almost time to start seeds inside the house, to be planted outdoors in May for tomato plants and other vegetables.
The children of the Mommie & Me group always loved to plant seeds in paper or foam cups and watch them sprout. will sprout up and be ready for your garden in May.
Green pepper seeds can be started now and the tomatoes about mid-March. All you need is a few cups, some dirt and some seeds! Good luck in starting your own gardens!
Did our January thaw come on Valentines Day this year?
New hours have been set for the Thurman town landfill. it is now open for winter months at 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Happy Anniversary wishes go out to Matt and Liz Kennedy, 19 years on Feb. 27, and to Don and Hilda Haskell, 27 years on March 3.
Folks celebrating birthdays this week include: George Burkhardt on Feb. 27; Cindy Metzger, Marilyn Baker and Hilda Haskell on Feb. 28; and our leap-year kids with no birthday this year are Jerry Lucia and Gaylee. Also celebrating are Jackie Dingman, Mattie Castro, Tammy Moon and Rickie Bartlett on March 1; Cory Chadwell and Nereida Howe on March 2; David Robinson Sr. on March 3; and Kane Baker and Ken Gossen on March 4.
A belated Happy Birthday wish goes out to Cliff Dureau who celebrated Feb. 16.
The residents and staff of the Tri-County Nursing Home express a Big Thank You to the Thurman Youth Commission and all of their helpers who made the lovely valentines that were delivered on Feb. 14.
Small baskets are needed to help spread cheer and a few smiles. Do any of our readers have one or more to donate? If so, drop them off at the Thurman Town Hall.
Family Fun Night
The Glens Falls YMCA invites families with children ages 5 through 11 to attend their free Family Fun Night set for Friday March 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event includes a Saint Patrick's Day theme. The YMCA is located on Glen Street in Glens Falls. These recurring family fun nights feature games, crafts, open gym and swim time.