Activities and events here in the hills Thurman's Old Fashioned Christmas Sale is occurring this Saturday Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Everyone is invited to stop by and browse through the lovely array of homemade gifts, which will be good to help fill your Christmas list. There is a wide variety of mittens, socks, slippers, blankets, soaps, toys, wooden items and even books, knickknacks and a food table. Stop by and say Hello and win yourself one of the prizes being given away each hour.
The Southern Adirondack Four Wheeler Club is once again assisting the U.S. Marines in gathering toys for Christmas. A box has been set up at the town hall for donations of new, unwrapped toys, which will be picked up Friday Dec. 10. For details, call Joan at 623-2007.
The Children's Christmas Party, complete with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus, is to be held at 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 4 at the Town Hall. Sponsored by the town Youth Commission, the event includes a variety of children's activities as well as carol singing.
The H.E.A.P. outreach program to help folks pay for heating fuel will be conducting an outreach in Warrensburg on Friday Dec. 3 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the senior mealsite in the basement of the United Methodist Church on Main St. Sponsored by the Warren County Office of the Aging, the program is for folks 60 and over or those with disabilities. For information, call 761-6347. Bring proof of address, income and copies of fuel bills, etc.
The town of Thurman is asking residents to continue to recycle and not to mix the glass, tin and plastic in with the trash pick-up. Recyclables are picked up on Friday mornings as follows: the first Friday of the month is glass, the second Friday is tin cans, the third Friday is plastics and the fourth Friday is aluminum and foil. If there is an extra week in the month, there will be no pick-up for the fifth Friday. Please make a note of these dates to keep handy.
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With the busy season approaching we all must remember to have new batteries in our home smoke alarms, in all of our flashlights, and check our heating fuel oil supply. Those who need help in accomplishing these tasks, call 623-9710 or 623-2580.
Those who need additional ideas for Christmas gifts, there are still a few copies available of Perky Granger's Adirondack Gold books. To obtain copies, call 623-9595.
A food pantry is open at the Town Hall during regular office hours. If you and your family are in need of a helping hand at this time, don't hesitate to stop by and ask for some food supplies to tide you over. When your ship comes in you can always bring something back to the pantry to help others. For details, call 623-4588 or 623-9649.
The Samaritan's Purse shoe boxes filled locally total 17 from Thurman this year, and the total from the Warrensburg area, which includes Thurman, is 63.
The Samaritan's Purse effort is to brighten the Christmases of children otherwise forgotten during the holiday season. The shoe boxes are filled with gifts and school supplies. The local organizers of the charity are hoping that more people in Thurman will join the effort next fall. Those with questions, call 623-2335.
Local Christmas charity seeking volunteers
Folks are asking for your help before in getting Christmas baskets ready. Organizers of this traditional local charity would like to know of those who will be alone for the Christmas holidays - they don't want anyone in Thurman to feel alone during this season, no matter their age! Those who know of a friend or neighbor who might be alone, or someone who has been recently placed in a nursing home, call 623-2580 or 623-9718 and share the information.
Please note that Christmas Baskets will be packed on Friday, Dec. 10 at the Town Hall beginning at 9 a.m., with the rain date being changed to Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Thurman Emergency Squad Building on High St. home-baked goods to be included in these baskets can be dropped off Thursday or Friday Dec. 9 or 10 at the Thurman Town Hall.
The organizers of this wonderful charity said this week they really need those baked and food items, so call 623-9718 or 623-996 to volunteer.
Family Fun night returns to the Y
Arts and crafts, games and swimming returns to the Glens Falls YMCA Friday Dec. 3 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
All families in the area are invited to stop by from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. for this free YMCA Family Fun Night which includes activities for all ages. This is free and open to residents of all communities.
There will be a Holiday Open House at the YMCA Thursday, Dec. 23 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Birthdays celebrated will be those of Josh Langabeer and Kody Cameron on Nov. 28, Wood Cyr and Destiny Warrington on Nov. 30. Wish Jay Silletti a Happy Birthday on Dec. 2 and Brielle MacNamara on Dec. 3.
A Happy 36th Anniversary wish goes out to Walt and Marilyn Baker on Dec. 1.
Get Well wishes are out to Myron Cameron, Ruth Near, Richard Lamphier, Vern Baker, Ken Baker and Ed Feihol.
Sympathy from the community is out to the family of Wanda Vopleus who passed away at home Nov. 14.
Prossers welcome new baby
Courtney and Darryl Prosser, Jr. of Athol are the proud parents of a daughter born Oct. 26 at Glens Falls Hospital. She was named Jasmyn Hazel and weighed six pounds, three ounces and was 18 inches long. Proud grandparents are Gail and Maurice Demars of Warrensburg, Linda Tennant of Stony Creek and Darryl Prosser Sr. of Bolton.
Basque and Powell celebrate new arrival
Jazmin Basque and Colson Powell of Chestertown are the parents of a son born Oct. 27 at the Glens Falls Hospital. He weighed seven pounds, 9.9 ounces and was 20 & 1/4 inches long. He was named Mason Phoenix. Proud Grandparents are Victoria A. Palmer of Chestertown, Joni Ellifritz of Johnsburg and Clinton Powell of Athol. Great grandmother is Charlotte Wood of Warrensburg.
Wood and Hadden greet new soul
A son, Cameron Michael, was born Oct. 11, 2010 to Michelle (Wood) and Jacob Hadden of Gansevoort. Paternal Grandparents are Cheryl Mackey of South Glens Falls and John Hadden, a native of Warrensburg and now Gansevoort. Great-grandfather is the late Mervin Hadden and Step great-grandmother is Jean Hadden of Warrensburg.
New baby for the Wood family
A son, Hayden Foster, was born Nov. 7 at Glens Falls Hospital to Traci Wood of Queensbury, weighing seven pounds, 12.8 ounces and was 18+ inches long. Proud grandparents are Calvin Wood of Queensbury and Dolores (Sue) Dingman of Fairhaven, Vt. Great-grandparents are Frances and Jerry Remington of Bower Hill Road and Ruth Wood of Mud St.
Hometown Thanksgiving is social event
GLENS FALLS - The annual Hometown Thanksgiving Dinner, which annually feeds as many as 1,200 people of all lifestyles, ages and backgrounds, will again be served this year at Christ Church Methodist, located at the corner of Bay and Washington Streets.
The event is sponsored by local volunteers as a holiday experience with food and entertainment, and is served free of charge. Everyone is welcome, especially those unable to celebrate with family or friends.
Hundreds of volunteers prepare many hundreds of pounds of food each year for the event, which is renowned for its socializing and festive atmosphere.
Thanksgiving dinner will be served from noon to 3 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Anyone in need of transportation, or wishing a dinner delivered to their home, is asked to call 636-9679.