Town Wide Sale signs-ups sought
All business ads for the Thurman Town Wide Sale need to be submitted by May 1. To have an ad included in the annual sale flyer, contact Sally Drexel at 623-2203.
Also, the sign-up dates for individual yard sales are Thursday May 2 through Saturday May 4.
Sale officials urge town residents to consider the major items to be included in their sale — so when they sign up, their list can be featured in the handout maps.
This year the registration fee is $3, to cover the cost of copies and advertising.
Over the fence
While driving through Thurman on April 9, I experienced my first seasonal sighting of three Great Blue Herons, plus I saw an Osprey at the pond on Glen-Athol Road. This sighting was just two days before the freak mixed-bag of precipitation we received on April 10 and 11.
Many residents are happy to be just about finished with the heating season, just in time to prepare to get our winter wood ready for next year.
Warren County Bicentennial pins are available for purchase. Contact Cheryl at 623-9718 or Sally at 623-4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to buy one of these attractive pins, that are reasonably priced at $5 each.
Residents having a difficult time getting their trash to the Thurman transfer station can contact Jim Desourdy who will transport them for $5 per pickup — weekly or as needed. Jim routinely picks up every Saturday starting at 9 a.m. To reach Desourdy, call 623-4254.
Stained-glass quilter visits
Crafter Sandy Bombard visited the Thurman Quilting Group on March 25. Sandy showed members her stained glass quilt, and gave guidance to those wishing to make their own quilt.
Myra Vopleus said it was a very enjoyable experience and she hopes to have more highly experienced guests like Sandy stopping by and showing off their handiwork.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every Monday at the Thurman Town Hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Activities & events in the hills
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls operates on the second and fourth Friday of every month. Its next run occurs Friday April 26, and the service is free to seniors age 60 and over. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday April 24 at 623-9281.
The John Thurman Historical Society will hold their first meeting of the season at 7 p.m. May 7 , and will continue on the first Tuesday of each month through December — except November.
Mark your calendars for the third annual Richards Library Book Sale. The library has nearly 1,200 books weeded from their collection and all will be offered at the sale, to be held May 11.
The event is to include musical entertainment as well as regional authors conducting book-signings — as well as a few surprises.
Senior meals: a bicounty service
The Warren/Hamilton Counties Office for the Aging was established in 1974 and offers a variety of helpful services to those 60 and over.
Nutritious hot meals are served at noon, Monday through Friday. Any person age 60 and over and their spouse of any age are welcome regardless of income level or resources. A voluntary contribution of $3 is suggested, but not mandated.
Those seeking to attend are asked to call ahead so the kitchen employees can prepare the appropriate amount of food.
Local meal sites can be contacted at the following phone numbers: Bolton, 644-2368; Chestertown, 494-3119; Johnsburg, 251-2711; Lake Luzerne, 696-2200; and Warrensburg, 623-2653.
The meal site lunch menu feature such items such as barbecued pork rib, cheese omelet veal parmesan and roast beef plate. A serving of fruit, vegetables, potato item and a dessert are most often served with each meal.
Hint for success on tests
Warrensburg Elementary and Jr. High School students in grades 3 through 6 also 7 and 8, will be taking their Mathematics Assessments exams April 24 through April 26. A former teacher of mine used to hand out mints to her students on testing dates. Mint is a stimulant and many people believe it helps when taking an exam.
EMS squad fundraisers to be held
Despite the town committing funds last week to a neighboring agency, the spaghetti dinner April 19 at the Thurman EMS squad building is still going to be held —In fact, the recent developments make the fundraiser that more vital.
The dinner, which starts at 6 p.m., is dedicated to the memory of Jamie Haskell and Rachel Daly. Adult tickets are $7, children from 5 to 12 years of age eat for $3 and those under 5 years are admitted for free.
The Thurman squad will also be holding an auction at 1,000 Acres Ranch on Mother’s Day, and is asking for donations of items in good condition to be brought to the spaghetti dinner on April 19. The auction is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. May 12.
The organizers have many items lined up for the auction, and squad members will be at their headquarters on High St. every Wednesday and Thursday, from 6 to 9 p.m. for drop-offs donated items. — or people may call Sally Wallace at 623-4730 to make other arrangements. Remember, donations are likely to be tax-deductible.
On a personal note
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Bob and Sue Baker on April 21; plus Jack and Claudette Schloss on April 24.
Observing Birthdays this week are Robin Croissant and Eileen Baker on April 22; Marc Kenyon Sr. and Jeremy Ward on April 23; Emily May and Bob Galusha on April ; Sue Springer and George Chonko on April 25; and Wanda Ackley and Canyon Arroyo on April 26.