THURMAN Area veterans and their families are invited to be guests of the John Thurman Historical Society at a Veterans Appreciation Dinner, to be held at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 7, at Thurman town hall, 311 Athol Road, Athol. This event is hosted each fall with the support of community members who donate side dishes, salads and desserts to complement the societys main dish as their way of saying thanks to those who have served our country. After the dinner, vets will have a chance to tell a little bit about when and where they served. A brief program will be presented, and military memorabilia and photographs will be displayed. Those with photos or items to display should bring them. Vets planning to attend, or those from the community who can supply covered dish offerings, may call Joan Harris at (518) 623-2007, or may just show up unannounced. This is a special night in Thurman, and the society hopes many veterans from around the region will come share the fellowship in Thurman.