Veterans dinner to be held
The John Thurman Historical Society will be hosting a free pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, for all local veterans and service personnel from Saratoga to Pottersville — and their family members — at the Thurman Town Hall. Family members of deceased veterans are also invited to participate.
If you would like to make a donation of a covered dish entrée, contact Joan at 623-2007. Dishes of food may be dropped at the town hall, no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 1.
Fall Farm Tour coming up
The annual Thurman Fall Farm Tour, which has showcased the various aspects of life in Thurman, is to be held on Oct. 12.
Nettle Meadow Farm, located at 484 South Johnsburg Road, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Grafton Street Trio will perform from noon to 2:30 p.m.
Martin’s Lumber and Lucyann’s Artistry is located at 280 Valley Road and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by here for woods walks complete with explanations on sustainable forestry; Milling & Sterling jewelry & paper bead demos; hands-on bead winding/paper box folding; spoon carving, etc.
Valley Road Maple Farm located at 190 Valley Road will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with pancake breakfasts served both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a presentation about geocaching and a mini treasure hunt.
Whitefield’s Farm, located at 95 Mountain Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering tours of their barn and pumpkin painting. Their farm stand will be open with pumpkins and winter squash on sale.
Toad Hill Maple Farm at 151 Charles Olds Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring sugarhouse tours, product samples, sales of maple products, wagon rides through their pasture, and sugaring demonstrations. Raffle drawings and the Thurman Fire Co. barbecue will be held at Toad Hill from noon to 5 p.m. The meal is $10 for a half chicken, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert.
A local quilt show will be held at the Thurman Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. See demonstrations of various quilting techniques and patterns.
Hidden Hollow Maple Farm at 312 Dippikill Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hidden Hollow will be offering a sugarhouse tour and have a large variety of maple products.
There will be two raffles and tickets will be available at most locations. A double quilt meticulously constructed by Thurmanite Avis Russell will be raffled off. This donated quilt has an estimated value of $450 excluding labor. The rich hues of blue and warm tan will make fine heritage linen in any home. The drawing will be held during the Thurman Fire Co. barbecue at Toad Hill Maple Farm. Tickets are $5 each, or five tickets for $20.
A shed frame will also be raffled off. Tickets are $5, or five for $20. This post-and-beam shed frame, worth about $1,000, was made and donated by Andy LeBlanc of Indian Lake.
During the Fall Farm Tour, Thurman Emergency medical Services at 572 High St. will be holding a bake sale, blood pressure and glucose checks, and a mini tag sale.
The Fall Farm Tour is organized by Thurman Station Association. In order to raise funds for future projects and operating expenses, the group is asking the public to purchase chances to win two fine hand-crafted items.
Activities & events in the hills
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will run Friday, Sept. 27 and is free to people age 60 and over. This service takes seniors to just about any location in Glens Falls, whether it’s grocery shopping, visits to a hair salon or a doctor’s appointment. Call Laura by Wednesday Sept. 25 at 623-9281.
The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club holds their meetings on the last Friday of the month at their clubhouse on Bear Pond Road. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. For details, contact Doug Needham at 623-9234.
Norma Galusha wishes to remind folks the Sugar Loaf Seniors holds their meetings once a month at the Town Hall on the third Wednesday at 5 p.m.
Over the fence
Thurman EMS would like to thank all who came out to show support at their recent Chicken-and-Biscuit dinner, which we hear was a rousing success.
I received a call this week from an elderly lady residing on Mud Street who would like to thank a young man. Here are her words:
“I would like to thank a little boy here on Mud St. that takes care of all the ladies here. When he is not in school, he checks on us once or twice a day to see if we need anything. Sometimes he just stops in and says he was just passing through and wanted to say ‘hello’.
“He has been a good companion of mine for about four years. He always brings me a small gift or card that he has made special. He is the most thoughtful little boy I know.
“The times we have sat on the porch just chatting with me have meant so much. So many times he has shared his breakfast with me.
“Thank you so much for everything you have done, you are so special to me. Many thanks for being such a loving and thoughtful friend to all of us, especially the elderly.”
-- It sounds like a boy with outstanding character!
On a personal note
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Dave and Vicki Robinson on Sept. 2; as well as Earle and Laurona Dibble also Charlie and Michelle Wallace on Sept. 27.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Andy Templeton on Sept. 19; Brianna Hennessey, Diane Wood, Claudette Schloss, Kendal Baker and Jay Harrison on Sept. 21; Bob Mosher, Joan Gordon, Catherine Hall and Aiden Templeton on Sept. 22; Mike Croissant on Sept. 23; Ruth Near on Sept. 25; and Jamiee Ross and Tod Kuklinski on Sept. 27.