‘Old Home Days’ coming up
Thurman will be celebrating Warren County’s Bicentennial next weekend, with their Old Home Days event occurring Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15.
Events start June 14 at 6:30 p.m. with a ceremony to rededicate the Veteran’s Memorial that used to be in front of the Thurman Town Hall years ago — some older residents may recall it being named the Honor Roll. The service will take place at the pavilion on Veterans Memorial Field nearby. Members of American Legion Post 446 will be participating in the ceremony.
Following the service, the Warren County Ramblers will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday June 15, vendors are to be set up at the pavilion.
Saturday afternoon, well-known re-enactor Phil Jessen will be portraying Thurman settler Stephen Griffing at 3 p.m. in a ten-minute monologue. Griffin’s homestead still stands at Thurman Station, and the home is now the home furnishings enterprise Adirondack Ambiance.
Entertainment follows, with Vintage Country performing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This duo consists of Mark and Leticia Arrington playing an array of instruments, bringing country favorites to life.
The Stringdusters are to follow, playing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with fireworks concluding the days events a dusk.
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, on state Rte. 418 just past the bridge over the Hudson River.
This free event features displays and demonstrations highlighting the region’s rural traditions of trade, trains and tourism. Live mountain music is to be provided for folks’ listening pleasure. For details: call 623-9305 or see: www.thurmanstation.org.
Vendors sought for concert series
Thurman’s Summer Concert Series will once again be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday nights during July and August, and any resident interested in setting up a vendor space to sell their wares is welcome. This opportunity is free to Thurman residents — simply call the town hall at 623-9649 to reserve a space.
Events and activities in the hills
Thurman Town Board Meetings are routinely held on the second Tuesday of each month. The fiscal meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. and once all financial business is taken care of, the regular meeting begins. The next town meeting will be held on Tuesday June 11 at 6:30 p.m.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. It will run Friday, June 14 and is free to folks age 60 and over. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday June 12 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.
Giffy’s Barbecue is coming back to Warrensburg Elementary School from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m Friday, June 7. The event will be held in the front circular parking lot of the school. Tickets are limited in number, so be sure to arrive early.
The last full day of school at Warrensburg Elementary will be June 14. Please be sure to check your child’s backpack for important information regarding early dismissal dates and times.
Friends and family are invited to attend David Millington’s 62nd birthday bash to be held Saturday June 29 at the Sodom Scout Hall from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring a covered dish to share, and wish David a Happy Birthday!
Protect your pet from rabies
Warren County Public Health will be holding a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. until noon June 15 at the North Creek Fire House, located on Main St..
Pets must be three months of age to receive their first immunization, which will afford them protection for one year. The next shot, a booster, will offer protection for three years and is required one year after the first shot was given. From then on, every three years a booster should be given to protect pets. Both initial and booster shots will be given at all clinics scheduled by Warren County Public Health.
A $10 donation is requested for each pet. No one is turned away due to financial hardship. Bring dogs on leashes and cats or ferrets in carriers. Call Warren County Public Health at 761-6580 with questions.
Over the fence
The Thurman Youth Commission is seeking members to help coordinate activities and parties for the youth in our community. To apply for a position on the commission, send a letter of interest to: Town Clerk, Thurman Town Hall, P.O. Box 29, Athol, NY 12810.
Warren County Bicentennial pins are available for purchase. These are collectible and reasonably priced. To buy one of these attractive pins, contact Cheryl Kenyon at 623-9718 or Sally Feihel at 623- 4889 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local mealsites provide nutritious hot meals which are served daily, Monday through Friday at noon. 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. Meal sites in the region are located in the following communities: Bolton, Chestertown and Warrensburg. The respective phone numbers are: 644-2368, 494-3119; and 623-2653.
Save box-tops this summer
A plastic jar filled with collectible box-tops was circulated through classrooms at Warrensburg Elementary School, and students submitted estimates on the number of box tops it contained.
The children submitting the closest estimate less than the actual number of 677, were Luke Sesselman and Austin Isaacs. Both are to receive a new bicycle.
The box-top committee expresses thanks to Warrensburg resident Linda Apple for submitting 43 Label for Education points and 102 box tops. Also special appreciation goes to Dean, Lou, Brooke, Cassandra, and Maria at Direct Deposit for 3,040 label points and 990 box tops — which result in $99 earned for the school.
New box-top collection tally sheets are on the table in the elementary school’s outer lobby, and there will be special summer collection sheets beginning this month including a 4th of July sheet. Be sure to pick them up and start saving for next fall to benefit the school.
On a personal note
Celebrating anniversaries this week are: Hugh and Wendy Pasco on June 8, also Brian and Diane Angel celebrating 25 years on June 11.
Celebrating birthdays this week are April Russell, Betty Clayfield, and Shirley Ainsworth on June 8; Derrick DeLoria, Kenny Cameron, Deirdra Peters, and Jake Wilde on June 9; Lindsay Wood and Karen Russell on June 10; Teddy Baker and Billy Neville on June 11; Bob Goodnow Sr. and Cori Tubbs on June 12; Sara Baker on June 13; and Kim Philo and Josh Tanner on June 14.