Events and activities in the hill towns
The Thurman Emergency Squad has recently welcomed some new members - and this group of dedicated individuals is always looking for more volunteers to help out in the community. The next meeting open to the public will be held Sunday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. at the squad building on High Street. Volunteers age 18 and older can join as senior members, and those who are age 14 or older are eligible to become junior members. For more information, call 623-4254.
The Thurman Town Board will hold its monthly fiscal meeting, open to the public, Monday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the town hall.
The regular meeting of the town board is to be held Tuesday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m. and everyone is welcome to attend. The routine public comment period gives all a chance to voice problems, praise or suggestions. To double-check these meeting dates in case of an unanticipated change, call 623-9649 or 623-4588.
A rabies clinic will be held from 10 a.m to noon Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Thurman firehouse. Bring your pets on leashes or in carriers.
The Gleaning food distribution will occur at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, in the Thurman Town Hall. Bring clean used grocery bags to take the food home. For details, call 623-9649.
The free Senior Bus will run Friday, Sept. 24 to Glens Falls for shopping or for appointments for all seniors age 60 and older. Call Laura at 623-9281 to reserve your seat.
The Thurman Connection Snowmobile Club is to meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, in the town hall. Meetings are open to the public and volunteers are always needed to help clear brush from the trails. For details on joining this safe-driving club, call Doug at 623-9234.
On Friday, Sept. 24, there will be a fun night at the Glens Falls YMCA for children ages 5 to 11. Parents should pre-register the children by calling 793-3878. The fee is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The kids can enjoy crafts, swimming and group games while parents can shop or just take a break.
The Thurman Station Farmers' Market is still open 12:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays until Oct. 13. Stop by and shop for some home-grown garden vegetables, eggs, baked goods, maple products and craft items.
A rabies clinic will be held at the Stony Creek Town Hall Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. A clinic will also be held these same hours at the Upper Hudson Beagle Club, Zaltz Road in Thurman, according to a county health department press release. Call 761-6580 to double-check on either of these events.
The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Enthusiasts is sponsoring an ATV poker run Saturday, Sept. 18, and club members invite all ATV riders 18 and older to attend. All participants must bring their own registered, insured ATV for this outdoor adventure. Riders are to meet at 10 a.m. in the pavilion behind the Thurman Town Hall to register. A fee of $15 will include admission to a barbecue at 1 p.m. Prizes will be awarded, and it should be a fun day for those involved. For details, call 792-9472.
Happy Birthday wishes go out to Josh Vopleus and Pat Eldridge Sept. 18; to Max Galusha, Jessie LaPoint and Jasmine Baker Sept. 19; Vic and Van Baker Sept. 20; Elmer Buyce, Brianna Hennessey, Claudette Schloss, Kendall Baker, and Jay Harrison Sept. 21; Bob S. Mosher, Joan Gordon and Catherine Hall Sept. 22; and Ruth Pasco and Mike Croissant on Sept. 23.
Anniversary congratulations go out to Polly and Erwin Fullerton, 61 years Sept. 18, and to Debbie and Robert Penna, 5 years Sept. 17.
Sympathy from the community is out to the family of the late Connie Stewart who passed away at Glens Falls Hospital Aug. 29. And sympathy is extended to the family of Iva Hall, who was well known in our community through all of her volunteerism. She died at home Aug. 31, just two days shy of her 87th birthday.
Also, sympathy is out to the family of Kermit Baker who passed away Sept. 5 at his home.
County home residents enjoy veggies, picnic
Folks at the Countryside Adult Home have been enjoying garden-fresh vegetables from their own garden. They planted the seeds and took turns working in the garden and now everyone is enjoying tomatoes, cucumbers and squash and will soon have pumpkins and watermelon to share. They all enjoyed the family picnic, which was held Sept. 12. Many of the residents were delighted to see their friends and family members at this special gathering. Visitors are welcome to stop at the home anytime.
Get well wishes are out to Ken Ackley, Jeff Grants, Earle Dibble, Tina Brown, Joe Mosher, Ed Feihol, Ruth Wood. and Shirley Ainsworth.
Over the fence
Did you register to vote in the upcoming general election in November? If not, registration cards are available at the Thurman Town Hall or call 761-6459 and ask for one to be mailed out.
Now that our school taxes have caused us all some worry, will things get better? I had two phone surveys in two days, one on politics and who you would vote for; and one on health insurance. Each question period took a good half hour and they gave you only multiple choices to pick your answers from. They did not want your own opinion or answer.
Now that school is back in session, perhaps some of you will find you have more free time. Perhaps now you can start writing an article on some of your childhood memories of Thurman. Keep working on it as your thoughts come about; make notes and when you are finished please share it with readers of the John Thurman Quarterly. Call 623-9305 or mail to P.O. Box 7, Athol, N.Y. 12810, and include your phone number.