Thurman to celebrate bicentennial
Come on out to Thurman on June 14 & 15 for the fun-filled weekend with many events for all ages. There will be a ceremony to rededicate the Veteran’s Memorial that once stood in front of the Town Hall. The rededication ceremony will take place on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pavilion on the Veteran’s Memorial Field. The Warrensburg American Legion Post 446 will be present for this ceremony.
The Warren County Ramblers will play from 7 – 9 p.m. following the rededication ceremony.
A small encampment of re-enactors is scheduled to do an encampment on Friday and Saturday.
There will be also be a re-enactor portraying Stephen Griffing on Saturday June 15 starting at 3 p.m.
Also, on June 15 Sher Millis will be using her skills as a fabulous artist to paint children’s faces free of charge. But, you don’t have to be a child to get your face painted; Sher will also paint faces of the young at heart!
Additionally, we hear there will be themed crafts and activities for youngsters to engage themselves in.
Also at Thurman Station on Saturday June 15 is the “Wilderness Heritage Corridor Showcase Preview,” from 11 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. at Thurman railroad station, there will be 20 exhibitors/vendors/artisans, with music by The String Dusters on state Rte. 418 just past the bridge over the Hudson River.
On Saturday, June 15, Myrna Keeler and Nancy Decker will be serving up portions of pulled pork, also hotdogs and hot & cold beverages at reasonable prices.
Vintage Country will play from 4 – 6 p.m. this duo play an array of instruments, so come on out to hear Mark and Leticia Arrington sing your country favorites.
Stringdusters will play from 7-9 p.m. followed by fireworks at dusk.
These events are free to the public and funded by the Town of Thurman Occupancy Tax funds.
Vendors sought for Concerts in the Park
Thurman’s Concerts & Market in the park will commence on Monday July 1 starting at 7 p.m. Hoddy Ovitt and the Warren County ramblers will be providing musical entertainment. There is still Market space available, interested groups should contact the Town Hall at 623-9649 to reserve your space. At dusk there will be a fireworks display in celebration of Independence Day.
Events and activities in the hills
The county sponsored bus service to Glens Falls runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. Laura says that a great time is always had on these trips and this is the perfect way to get to the doctors, shop at a department or do just about anything. It will run Friday, June 28 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday, June 26 at 623-9281.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Thurman Baptist Church will once again be having their Vacation Bible School the last week of June, Monday through Friday the 24 to 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and all ages are invited to attend.
New playground in the near future
The long awaited Elementary Playground re-build is in its completion stage and the Warrensburg Central School PTSA members and board have coordinated the final build of this state of the art playground, which will be ADA compliant, to occur on Aug. 2 – 4 starting at 8 a.m. The PTSA is seeking volunteers who could help with the construction of the equipment, supplying snacks and water, site cleanup and landscaping. To volunteer your time or refreshments please contact PTSA Treasurer Adrienne Bell at 260-6834 as soon as possible.
Keep your pets safe
I have received numerous calls about the population of coydogs in Thurman. Many readers telling how awful they sound and others just sickened by the loss of their pets to these animals. As a reminder, please remember a coydog is the hybrid offspring of a coyote and dog, therefor if you spot one its best to remain indoors and not approach such a wild animal. If you have outdoor pets it may be a good choice to bring your pets indoors in the evening when coydogs are most likely to attack.
Kay Allen of Huber Road recently lost four of her house cats, two of which were “indoor” cats. Apparently, the felines escaped out a bathroom window while she was away on vacation and a trusted niece was house sitting the animals. A 9 month old Ragdoll breed –which looks like a Siamese, a 1 & ½ year old short-haired black and grey Maine Coon, a 1 year old female orange tiger striped with white paws and belly, and a 1 year old orange tiger striped male are all sadly missing. If you spot these cats please contact Kay at 623-3191 or 409-2406.
Warren County Public Health will be holding a Rabies Clinic on June 15 from 10 a.m. to Noon at the North Creek Fire House, located on Main Street. Pets must be 3 months of age to receive their first immunization. A $10 donation is requested for each pet.
Over the fence
The second annual Giffy’s Bar-b-que at Warrensburg Elementary was once again very well attended. As of 5 p.m. on Friday, only 33 tickets remained available for sale. The employees of Giffy’s were real troopers, working in the pouring rain to provide a delicious meal for patrons.
Warrensburg Central’s own, Tim Lawson provided musical entertainment along with his Son Todd in their band titled T-N-T. The duo was a delight to listen to.
June 17 begins early dismissal at the Warrensburg Elementary School, please be sure to pack your child a lunch this week as the cafeteria will not be serving lunch during half days.
If you are looking for ways to keep your child on track while on summer break, Warrensburg’s TD Bank branch is offering a summer reading initiative; Read 10 books, fill out a summer reading form and receive $10 in a new or existing “Young Saver account”. This is a limit one per customer offer.
On a personal note
Celebrating an Anniversary this week are Peter and Linda Marshall on June 19.
Celebrating Birthdays this week are Russell Leigh, II on June 16, Josh Clement on June 17, Sheila Pelekai, and Kyle Galusha on June 18, Savannah Mosher also Dale Needham on June 20, Scott Castro, Ronald Mosher, Donald Carpenter, and Rhonda Dalaba on June 21.
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