Fundraisers set for EMS squad
A Spaghetti Dinner in memory of Jamie Haskell and Rachael Daly is to be held April 19 at the Thurman Emergency Medical Services’ squad building. The event starts at 6 p.m. Adult tickets are $7, children from 5 to 12 years of age are $3. Those under 5 years of age are fed free of charge.
The squad will also be holding an auction at Thousand Acres Ranch on Mother’s Day, and squad officials asking for donations of items in good condition to be brought to the April 19 spaghetti dinner. The auction is slated to begin at 2 p.m. on May 12.
Activities and events in the hills
May Day is May 1 — for generations in Thurman, handmade baskets are filled with paper flowers and left on a person’s doorstep to herald the coming of spring and express friendship.
It’s a great craft activity to accomplish with your children. When completed, drop place at your elderly neighbors’ doorsteps on May 1.
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.
Through the end of summer, the Sugar Loaf Seniors Group will be holding their meetings at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month. The sessions are held at the Thurman Town Hall, and the next meeting is to be held April 17.
The senior bus service to Glens Falls sponsored by Warren County runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. It next runs Friday April 26 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday April 24 at 623-9281.
Plans are progressing well for Thurman Old Home Days — a local celebration of Warren County’s bicentennial to be held June 15. Anyone interested in being part of history by creating a float or participating in the parade should contact town Supervisor Evelyn Wood at 623-9649.
Incidentally, did you know that the only town in Warren County older than Thurman is Queensbury — by a mere 30 years?
Warrensburg Elementary School will be holding an academic awards assembly on April 19 in the gymnasium. The portion focusing on grades 3 and 4 starts at 8:30 a.m. and for grades 5 and 6, at 9:30 a.m..
Report Cards will be going home on April 19 from both Warrensburg Elementary and Warrensburg High schools. It’s hard to believe, only one more marking period and summer recess begins.
Charlotte Wood’s 100th birthday
Charlotte Rumble Wood is celebrating her 100th birthday this weekend, and her family is holding an open house to honor her at the Echo Lake Lodge Saturday, April 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — and all are welcome to attend.
Charlotte Rumble Wood was born April 19, 1913 across from the Parrish homestead on Mud St.. Charlotte was raised in Johnsburg and she graduated from Johnsburg Central School in 1932.
On a personal note
Ilene Baker’s son Timmy prepared and presented his famous Easter Dinner for the whole family, and 33 people attended in all! Family members came from all over the state — from Warrensburg, Chestertown, Bolton, Corinth, and Greenfield Center. Ilene says it was a beautiful dinner, and when they were finished the children cleared the table and did the dishes. The whole family chipped in afterwards and left her house just as clean as it was when they arrived, she said.
Thurmanites’ special days
Celebrating Anniversaries this week are Bruce and Pat Sherman on April 16, also Terry and Nancy Beadnell on April 19.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Virginia Mosher, Josh Baird, Davey Baker, Lindsay Galusha, and Tom Stoddard on April 13; Natalie Bederian on April 14; Brandon Feiden on April 15; Hugh Pasco, Jr., Spike Wesley Proctor, Jack Schloss and James Binder on April 16; Gina Hill and Lewis Gallup on April 17; Robert Vopleus, Bert Wilde, Sue Stoddard, and Gretchen Millington on April 18; Diane Strobeck, Barb Keene, Norma Galusha, Colleen Dempsey, Charlie Metzger, and Charlotte Rumble Wood (her 100th) on April 19.
Rabies clinics to be held
Warren County Public Health will be holding a rabies clinic on Saturday, April 13 at the Chestertown firehouse on state Rte. 8 from 10 a.m. until noon.
Then on Saturday, April 20 the agency will be hosting a similar clinic from 10 a.m. until noon at the Lake George firehouse at Ottawa and Amherst streets.
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 your pet. Both initial and booster shots will be given at all the county’s clinics.
A $10 donation is requested for each pet, but no one is turned away due to financial hardship. Bring dogs on leashes and cats or ferrets in carriers. For details, call Warren County Public Health at 761-6580.