WCS Prom set for Inn at Erlowest
Proms are an iconic, integral part of the high school experience, and they likely emerged from the popularity of upper-class debutante balls in high society.
With this in mind, it seems very fitting that the Warrensburg High School Junior Prom is to be held at the elegant Inn at Erlowest on the shores of Lake George on Saturday May 4.
The Inn at Erlowest is a magnificent turn-of-the-century Queen Anne stone castle, which hosts parties with candlelight and crystal. It also is a well-appointed bed and breakfast that has an enviable reputation.
The Erlowest castle was built in 1898 by Edward Shepard, a prominent attorney, author, humanitarian and politician from Brooklyn. In the Erlowest dining room, Shepard entertained such influential people as author Katrina Trask and her husband Spencer, a prominent banker, as well as humanitarian George Foster Peabody.
In the 1960s, Charles R. Wood — founder of Storytown and considered the godfather of all theme parks — bought Erlowest and renamed it Sun Castle. Decades later, it was sold to developer Dave Kenny and his partners who have been dedicated to restoring it to its historic grandeur.
Town sale sign-up approaching
Sign-up days will be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday May 2 through Saturday May 4 for families selling items during the 2013 Thurman Townwide Sale.
Information to be provided during the session includes the official 911 address of your sale location, days of the sale and a list of the major items to be offered.
The $3 registration fee includes a listing on the sale maps helps cover the cost of copies and advertising. Publicist Perky Granger has told us that signing up is important because it includes the pink signs to help shoppers find your sale site and a lot of signs posted shows shoppers how big an event the Townwide Sale really is.
Sale dates this year are Friday May 17, Saturday May 18 and Sunday May 19.
All business ads for the Townwide Sale must be submitted by May 1. To be included in the handout maps, get in touch with Sally Drexel at 623-2203.
Benefit event set for Jean Wheeler
On Friday May 17 the Thurman Station Association will host a benefit sale for Claudia Jean Wheeler of Wolf Pond Stables, who suffered substantial losses in a fire which destroyed a shed that housed her chickens, as well as a great deal of equipment, tools, kids’ bikes, and the costly generator needed to power her home. Her losses reportedly aren’t covered by insurance.
The event, which offers food-to-go and beverages, will be held at the Thurman Town Hall. Proceeds are to benefit Wheeler and her family.
EMS auction set for Mothers’ Day
The personnel of Thurman Emergency Medical Services will be holding an auction at 2 p.m. May 12 at 1,000 Acres Ranch, and squad members are asking for donations of items in good condition to be brought to their headquarters on High St. from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Wednesday and Thursday prior to the auction. Contact Sally Wallace at 623-4730 to make other arrangements.
The spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Thurman E.M.S. had an excellent turnout we hear, and squad officials have expressed a heartfelt Thank You to Jim and Becky Desourdy for organizing not only the dinner, but also the recent car wash event. Thanks also go to every person who attended.
Events & activities in the hills
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Folks are welcome to bring their knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make new friends. For details, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Through the end of summer, the Sugar Loaf Seniors Group holds meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the town hall.
Riviello featured in drama
Former Thurman Town Justice and Kenyontown neighbor Filomena Riviello is appearing soon in Glens Falls Community Theatre’s production of the comedy “Harvey” at the Charles Wood Theater in Glens Falls. Performances of the play are set for 8 p.m. both Friday May 3 and Saturday May 4, as well as 2 p.m. Sunday May 5.
Filomena plays the role of Veta, whose brother Elwood believes his best friend is a giant invisible rabbit named Harvey — and Veta has had quite enough of living with the creature.
This sounds like a great production that should not be missed. The story is considered a classic of the American theater, and this local production is directed by William Woodward. For tickets, contact the Wood Theater Box Office at 874-0800.
Let’s be stewards of the land
As I drive over Thurman roads, I look around at our surroundings and appreciate the incredible natural beauty of the landscape we all have chosen as our home.
However, it seems to me that some people do not appropriately respect the beauty of our pastoral town. I am troubled by the amount of litter lining our roadways, and it occurred to me that if I took a garbage bag with me on my drive one day, I could make a substantial difference. What if we all did this — just cleaning up our own roadway would make a considerable improvement!
Thurmanites’ special days
Celebrating anniversaries this week are John and Heidi Baker on April 27, Russ and Nereida Howe on April 28, and Jim and Becky Desourdy on May 2.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Darrin Bolton on April 27, John Gereau, Shirley Jackson and Andrew Hall on April 29; George Baker and John Bederian on May 1; Dicky Germain and Jesse Arnold on May 2; plus Myrna Beldon, Katie Bederian and Nancy Kindred on May 3.
Millington celebrates milestone
Gretchen Millington would like to thank everyone who attended her 65th birthday celebration. Gretchen says it was an enjoyable time visiting with her family while dining at the Golden Corral. Three of her siblings attended as well as their spouses, also her daughter, son in-law, and two of her grandchildren, and one niece were among those joining in the celebration.