Annual Easter event is sure to be a hit
The annual town-sponsored Children’s Easter Party will be held Saturday April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. There will be egg coloring, crafts, the traditional basket raffles and — please note — an Easter bonnet contest. As always, there will be a delicious assortment of foods to munch and the children’s favorite, fruit punch. To volunteer to help set up — or to obtain information, call me, Kathy Templeton, at 623-2967.
Activities and events in the hills
The next monthly Thurman town board meeting is to be held Tuesday April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
The Gleaning food distribution sessions are held the first Monday of every month — and the next such event is set for 1 p.m. April 7. Be sure to bring your reusable cloth bags or plastic shopping bags to bring goods home.
Note that re-useable cloth bags, widely available, replace plastic bags which end up in landfills and garbage dumps around the world. Plastic bags can take hundreds of years to fully biodegrade — and when partially degraded they are a potential hazard to wildlife. Additionally, the plastics and chemicals used to make plastic bags can be harmful to the environment. Using cloth bags helps reduce waste, protect wildlife, and preserve the natural environment.
While conducting your spring cleaning in the coming weeks, remember the annual Thurman Townwide Garage Sale is coming up the weekend of Friday May 16 through May 18. Check upcoming editions of the Adirondack Journal for updates on this sale. The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will make their trips twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur April 11. The service will pick you up at your home, To arrange pickup, contact Laura at 623-9281 by April 9 with directions to your home.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors group will be holding their next monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday April 16. Membership is still only $10 per year. To find out more information, call Norma Galusha at 623-9425.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings at the Thurman Town Hall every Monday. This week’s session occurs March 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee are offered. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Thurman transfer station hours are from noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Those in need of trash removal are welcome to call Jim Desourdy who picks up household refuse weekly for a fee of $5. People who need occasional pick up can be accommodated. Trash must be placed in pre-purchased orange bags. To contact Desourdy at 623-4254.
WCS budget meetings, vote set
Following the recent workshop meeting held March 24 by the Warrensburg Central School Board — at which state aid and the educational plan were discussed, the panel is now finalizing the 2014-15 district budget.
On April 22 at 7 p.m., the board will be reconvening to conduct business, and to endorse a budget for the upcoming school year, subject to voter approval.
Then on Monday May 5, a public presentation of the budget is set for 7 p.m. in the Thurman Town Hall in Athol.
One week later on Monday May 12, a formal budget hearing is to be held at 7 p.m. in the high school in Warrensburg in conjunction with the school district annual meeting.
The vote on the budget and its accompanying propositions is to be held May 20 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the gymnasium of the high school on Schroon River Road.
Over the fence
Have you signed up for this year’s 5th annual 5K Burgher Dash? This popular community footrace is to be held Saturday, May 31 at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $45 for a family — and proceeds help fund the Warrensburg Elementary PRIDE behavior reward program.
Please remember to clip those box tops, Labels for Education and Campbell’s soup labels. Once redeemed, each one of these means real cash for out schools. There are several drop box locations throughout Warrensburg and Thurman: Direct Deposit redemption Center on Main St., Richards Library located at Elm St. and Library Avenue, the lobby of Warrensburg Elementary School on James St., and the Thurman Town Hall in Athol.
On a personal note
I have heard recently that some of the birthdays and anniversaries I post in this column have become out-of-date. Some folks have passed away, divorced or moved to another town or state. In the interest of not offending anyone, beginning May 1 I will no longer be publishing birthdays and anniversaries, unless you contact me in advance and request your birthday or anniversary be announced. Those who would like their special days announced, I ask for two weeks’ notice to make sure it is posted on time.
Special days for Thurmanites
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Art and Ruth Wadsworth on April 5; Ken and Stephanie Gossen on April 6, Will and Jen Hill on April 7; Jerry and Francis Remington, April 9; and Lenny and Lisa Baker, April 10.
Celebrating birthdays this week are John Parker and Jim Galusha on April 5, Karen Reynolds, Terry Vernum, Missy Rounds, and Ed Wells on April 7; Bob Sullivan, Bruce Sherman, Barb Wagner and Brandy Baker on April 8; Shannon Castro and Jenna Monroe on April 10; and Mike Hill on April 11.