Talent sought for 2010 garage sale
The Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce is now seeking talented groups and individuals to entertain the crowds at Warrensburg's 31st annual World's Largest Garage Sale Oct. 2 and 3.
Although acts will be entertaining without pay, they will have unbeatable public exposure and be allowed to sell CDs, distribute promotional material and set out a tip jar. Whether you are a musician, a magician, a dancer, or a storyteller, the Warrensburg Chamber would like to hear from you. All entertainers must have family-oriented acts and must be approved by the Chamber's entertainment committee. For details, submit a demonstration tape or schedule an audition by contacting Sue at the Warrensburg Chamber of Commerce, at 623-2161 or: info@WarrensburgChamber.com.
Church's golf tournament approaching
The annual golf tournament of St. Cecilia's Roman Catholic Church is set for Aug. 15 at Cronin's Golf Course, Hudson St. Extension in Warrensburg.
This golf course, sitting on the southeastern bank of the Hudson River, offers unbeatable scenic views of the forested mountains which rise up from the river corridor.
The price of $95 per person includes golf & cart, lunch - and a steak dinner after the action on the course. Event organizer Tim Morrison said that in 2009, more than 20 foursomes participated, and and a similar number is expected this year. Prizes will be awarded for various score tallies and accomplishments during this fundraiser. Contact Morrison at 623-9461 to register for the event.
TD Bank to boost North Country Ministry
TD Bank of Warrensburg has launched an affinity membership program with North Country Ministry to boost donations to the agency which provides needed services for those with limited income or special needs.
If a minimum of 50 people sign up with TD Bank for the program, an annual contribution will be made by TD Bank to North Country Ministry based on the total assets of the affiliated accounts, bank officials said.
The donations are made on behalf of the bank, and no money would be subtracted from affiliate account holders. Contact Marcella Towers at TD Bank at 623-2991 to sign up.
WCS Alumni Dinner approaching
The sign-up deadline for Warrensburg Alumni Association's 24th annual alumni banquet on Aug. 7 is next week.
Reservations may be made through July 30 for the banquet, planned for Fort William Henry Resort in Lake George Village. The cost is $28 per person, and entree choices are sauteed chicken breast or stuffed sole Florentine. Money and entree choice should be submitted to: Maureen Sprague, 1664 Schroon River Rd, Warrensburg.
Featured at the event will be the Warrensburg Central Class of 1960, celebrating its 50th anniversary. Mac Morey will be taking photographs for sale of the alumni and guests at the tables or in groups. Following the dinner, dancing will be led by Ginny Allen. Social hour is set for 5 p.m. and dinner is at 6 p.m. Don't miss the fun. Anyone who attended Warrensburg Central, or wish they did, is welcome.
Baby clothes needed at Ministry thrift shop
Baby's Place at North Country Ministry's Warrensburg Outreach Center, 3933 Main St. is in need of baby clothes. All who have spare clothes for infants, toddlers and young children are urged to donate them to Baby's Place, which is open Mondays from 9 a.m. until noon, Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m.
Adirondack Foothill Tours scheduled
A new service has been launched to bring tourists into the small backcountry towns of northern and western Warren Count, in conjunction with the Upper Hudson River Railroad.
These Adirondack Foothills Tours are conducted Saturdays from July 17 through Aug. 21. The various excursions feature helicopter rides based at Hickory Hill in Warrensburg, horse riding, golfing, river swimming and a barbecue at 1,000 Acres Ranch in Stony Creek plus a trip to an active beaver lodge and a visit to Wolf Pond Stables to see horse-training techniques - or in Thurman, a farmer's market, gift gallery and a visit to a goat farm and a sawmill tour, as well as lunch at the Glen. The sawmill tour, a visit to Martin's Certified Tree Farm, includes a walking narrative on sustainable forestry. Gifts that have a natural or Adirondack aspect are available at stops along the way.
Excursion packages are available with or without train rides. The Thurman tour contact is Wini Martin at 623-9595, The Hickory Tour contact is Shawn Dempsey at 796-7272. The Stony Creek tour contact is Sue Catana at 696-2710, and for the 1,000 Acres activities, call 696-2444.
For excursion itineraries, details on obtaining tickets and to make reservations, Google "Forest, Farm & Country Fixin's' Escape" and follow the links.
Local farmers. market offers varied goods
Fresh-picked, locally grown produce, plants, home-baked bread and other specialty goods are featured Friday afternoons, 3 to 6 p.m. at the Warrensburgh Farmers Market on River St. across from Curtis Lumber from now until the end of the growing season.
Whether it's pies and cookies, maple syrup, goats' milk and cheeses, selections of cutting flowers, native plants and perennials, soaps, barbeque sauces, rubs and gourmet vinegars or local wines, it's all offered at the riverside market.
Bring a chair to listen to live music in the gazebo as you watch the river flow and enjoy friendly conversation with the vendors.
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