Bargains likely at Thurman sale
Visitors traveling the winding rural roads of Thurman this weekend are likely to discover plenty of bargains and perhaps a coveted antique here and there — as the Thurman Townwide Garage Sale will be held Friday May 17 through Sunday May 19.
Dozens of yard sales are occurring, and everything from household goods, tools, vehicles and various collectibles are to be offered for sale by Thurman residents.
Local motorists are urged to so use caution driving Thurman roads, as many tourists annually frequent our area during the sale. A shopper may be so excited about their recent find that they may forget to check the road before crossing it, or an unruly child may dart out into a roadway in front of a motorist. So be cautious, and Happy bargain hunting!
Sales to benefit EMS, Wheeler
Thurman Station Association will be hosting a benefit on May 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Claudia Jean Wheeler of Wolf Pond Stables. Breakfast-style foods will be available from 8 to 11:30 a.m. and lunch will feature a $6 one-price buffet from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Hot and cold beverages and take-out meals will be available.
Thurman EMS will be holding a tag sale Saturday May 18 at their squad building on High Street. In addition to the array of donated items they have for sale, they are also selling hotdogs, hamburgers plus hot and cold beverages.
County bicentennial events set
On March 12, 1813, state legislators signed into law a bill that would spin off this area from what was then Washington County to form Warren County, named for Revolutionary War General Joseph Warren.
To celebrate Warren County’s bicentennial, the Thurman town government is holding Old Home Days on Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15. The celebration features live music, an encampment of historical re-enactors, children’s activities, food and fireworks.
Friday’s activities begin at 5 p.m. with a ceremonial rededication of the Thurman Veterans’ Memorial that stood in front of the town hall years ago. To occur on Flag Day, the ceremony is to be held in the pavilion on Veteran’s Memorial Field behind the Thurman Town Hall. We hear that the American Legion will take part in the ceremony.
Hoddy Ovitt and the Warren County Ramblers, a local favorite mountain-music band, will be performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. following the ceremony.
The following day, Vintage Country will play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and The Stringdusters will perform from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at dusk.
A small encampment of re-enactors is scheduled to recreate life from centuries ago Friday and Saturday. We hear that there will also be a re-enactor portraying local historical figure Stephen Griffing on Saturday, June 15, at about 3 p.m. at the field.
Concerts return for summer 2013
Thurman will once again be holding the Summer Concert series Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. during the Months of July and August — and vendors are now being sought for the accompanying Market in the Park. Reserving a sale table is free to Thurman residents and only takes a call to the Town Supervisor’s office to reserve a space. This is an ideal way to sell your wares or fresh produce from your garden or handmade crafts. Come on Thurmanites, show our guests what we have to offer!
Additionally, Supervisor Wood is also looking for groups in town who would like to sponsor concessions for a few of the concerts in the series. Any group representative interested should call Evelyn at 623-9649.
Activities and events in the hills
Giffy’s Bar-B-Q is coming back to Warrensburg Elementary School on Friday, June 7. The event will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the front circular parking lot of the Elementary School. Be sure to get tickets early as last year they sold out. Tickets are available in the main office of the Elementary School for $10 each.
In conjunction with the above event, the school will be embracing our country traditions by having a “Plots for PRIDE” event. Plots will be mapped out on a grid and available for $5 each. A cow will then be brought in from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. and the largest “cow pie” to be dropped on the grid wins the particular sponsor of the plot 25 percent of the proceeds. The remainder goes to the school’s PRIDE program, which rewards good behavior at school.
The public vote on Warrensburg Central School District’s 2013-2014 budget will take place from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday May 21 at Warrensburg High School.
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 details, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Thurman transfer station’s hours of operation are noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, and you can purchase required bags for household trash either at the Thurman Town Hall or the transfer station.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. It will next run Friday, May 24 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday, May 22 at 623-9281.
Property Assessment Grievance Day is scheduled for May 28.
Over the fence
The Thurman Youth Commission is seeking members to help coordinate activities and parties for the youth in our community. To become a commission member, send a letter of interest to the town clerk at: Thurman Town Hall, P.O. Box 29, Athol, NY 12810.
Warren County Bicentennial pins are available for purchase. Contact Cheryl at 623-9718 or Sally at 623-4889 or at: email@example.com if you would like to buy one of these attractive pins that are reasonably priced at $5 each. I have seen these pins, and they are beautiful and a wonderful collector’s item.
On a personal note
Marc and Cheryl Kenyon recently visited their son and daughter in-law, Marc Jr. and Jeana and grandchildren Gibson and Lauren in Roseville, Calif. Cheryl tells me they had a wonderful time with their grandbabies and took them to Disneyland and Marc Sr. celebrated his birthday while there.
Get well wishes go out to Rita Colarusso Lang and Jim Desourdy.
Celebrating an Anniversary this week are Mike and Robin Croissant on May 18.
Celebrating birthdays are Hope Crandall and Muriel LaPoint on May 19; Katherine Leigh on May 20; Cassie Combs, Layna Ward and Heather Wood on May 21; Markus Moyer and Matthew Pollie on May 24.