Town employees salute Galusha
Employees of the town of Warrensburg gathered recently to pay tribute to Rick Galusha, who recently left the position of town Public Works chief.
The employees held a luncheon June 22 at the town hall in his honor, thanking Galusha for his 27-plus years of service to the town.
Attendees praised Galusha's knowledge of town public works infrastructure and how to repair and maintain all of it. Others have noted his generosity of loaning personal equipment for the use of the town, or prompting contractors to provide it at bargain prices. Others have observed his ability to manage and motivate personnel, as well as his willingness to work virtually any hour he's needed.
At this tribute luncheon, town Supervisor Kevin Geraghty noted Galusha's years of dedication and service to the townspeople. He said that when Rick started in his position, the town bought a backhoe for his use. As a remembrance, Rick was given a toy replica of the backhoe. Geraghty said Galusha will be missed by all who have worked with him.
New book dwells
on local workers
The Warrensburgh Historical Society has just published a booklet entitled "A Stitch in Time - Memories of the Empire Shirt Factory," by Abbie Davis Hastings and Elda Davis Monroe.
The 18-page booklet contains personal remembrances of these two sisters who worked at the shirt factory at various times between 1930 and its closing in 1960. The book was created and edited by Abbie's son, John T. Hastings, who interviewed his mother for her recollections. Elda's story is from an interview conducted by Jane Infantino in 1988 for the Warrensburg-Lake George News, the predecessor of the Adirondack Journal.
The booklet contains 13 photographs, some from Hastings' collections, others from the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History. Priced at $5 including tax, the booklet is available at the Warrensburgh Museum of Local History, 3754 Main St., Warrensburg, between 1 and 4 p.m. Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Presbyterian Church slates sale
The First Presbyterian Church of Warrensburg is holding one of their enticing annual sales this next week.
To be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday July 9, it's a bake and craft sale, featuring their famous pies, household goods, and gift items.
Craft supplies offered include beads, buttons, yarn, and material; and these items are alongside books, "Trash and Treasure" items, silk flowers and Gift Items. Also for sale will be maple syrup, scenic photos of the Adirondacks by Stan Cranker, notecards - all served up with "Friendship Coffee" and tea. The church is located at 2 Stewart Farrar St. in Warrensburg. For details, call 623-2199.
Church's golf event approaches
St. Cecilia's Catholic Community will hold its annual golf outing Aug. 14 at Cronin's Golf Course, and reservations are now being accepted for the event.
The event features a shotgun start at 1 p.m.. The fee, $95 per person, includes golf and cart, hot dog lunch, prizes, awards and steak dinner. For registration, contact Tim Morrison at 623-9461.
Mt. music slated
The annual series of outdoor summer concerts in Thurman have always featured talented performers - primarily offering up mountain music. This year is no exception. The series starts out at 7 p.m. Monday, July 4, with Smokey Greene, well-renowned singer in upstate New York, with his brand of traditional country stylings. This first concert of the season is followed by a fireworks show.
On July 11, Vintage Country performs songs primarily from the 1950s and 1960s.
The free concerts are presented on Mondays through July and August in Veterans Park in Athol Food will be available. All are urged to bring chairs or a blanket. For details, call 623-9649.
Arts & Crafts fair
For more than 30 years, the second week in July brings dozens of talented artisans - and thousands of visitors - to Warrensburg for the town's annual Arts & Crafts Festival.
Set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 9 and 10 along Main St., craft vendors will be exhibiting and selling their artwork.
The sponsors of the festival, the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, are still seeking several additional vendors to participate. To apply, call 623-02161. For details, see: www.warrensburgchamber.com.
Museum open July 7
Be sure to attend the Warrensburgh Museum of Local history's monthly "First Thursday" session, 6 to 8 p.m. July 7. There's always new displays featured, plus additional artifacts to enjoy.
Now at the museum is an exhibit reviewing local architecture. Curated by Delbert Chambers, the exhibit includes the book "Then and Now" which provides examples of Warrensburg homes and their various styles. The museum is located at 3754 Main St., and the entrance is at the rear.
Library flooded, now seeks books
Although i mentioned this in last week's column, it still deserves public attention.
Due to the recent flooding, the Stony Creek Library is in need of donations of books in good condition. Those who have books to donate, drop them off at the library during open hours. No text books are magazines are accepted. For details or library hours, call 696-4153 or see: stonycreekfreelibrary.sals.edu
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