In an effort to continue their vital service to the community, Thurman Emergency Medical Services has been busy recently raising funds — and they have two events planned for the near future.
The public is urged to attend one or both of the following events:
• A car wash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 6 at the Thurman EMS station on High St.. Hot dogs and other food and refreshments will be available for purchase while waiting for your car to be prepared for spring.
•“Keep the Heart Beat Going,” a meal in loving memory of Jamie Haskell and Rachel Daley. The event entails a spaghetti dinner on April 19 at the Thurman EMS headquarters on High St., and the fun starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for those under 5 years.
Colorful eggs have long history
My son asked a curious question while we were dying our eggs for Easter: “ Why do we color eggs for Easter?” Hearing this inquiry, I delved into the Internet to research this topic. I learned that many cultures throughout the world have historically traded dyed eggs because they believed they symbolized rebirth. Then, the dyed eggs became connected with Christianity, representing the "rebirth of man.” So in the middle ages, these eggs were featured at Easter, celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, offering mankind a "rebirth" — eggs were dyed and decorated to enhance the significance of the holiday.
Such interesting facts may come to us in our early years or later in life — but knowledge is key to our ever-growing minds and appreciation of life and culture!
Activities and events in the hills
A special meeting of town board, to discuss whether or not to sign a contract with Warrensburg Emergency Medical Services, is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday April 8 at the Thurman Town Hall.
The following day, the Thurman Town Board is holding its regular monthly meeting, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The regularly scheduled meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds a meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. each Monday at the Thurman Town Hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make new friends. For details, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The senior bus service to Glens Falls, sponsored by Warren County, runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. The next trip is Friday, April 12 and it’s free to seniors 60 and over. Those intending to go should call Laura at 623-9281 by Wednesday April 10.
The John Thurman Historical Society will hold their first meeting of the season on May 7 at 7 p.m., and will continue on the first Tuesday of each month.
The Warrensburg Board of Education is to meet at 7 p.m. Monday April 8 in the High School library.
Over the fence
Warren County Bicentennial pins are available for purchase. Contact Cheryl at 623-9718 or Sally at 623-4889 or at: firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to buy one of these attractive pins — they are reasonably priced at $5 each.
Annual sale is now approaching
Now is also the time for Thurman residents to start thinking about what items to include in the Thurman Townwide Yard Sale which is coming up next month.
Any businesses that would like to place an ad in the Townwide Sale map booklet should do so now. Sally Drexel will be handling the ads this year. She can be reached at 623-2203 or at email@example.com.
In recent years, I’ve noticed that some of the most popular items at this big sale are books, kitchen items, gently used furniture, gently used children’s clothing, garden supplies, tools, and fishing supplies, to name a few. The sale is to be held on it’s traditional dates, the weekend after Mother's Day — May 17, 18 and 19.
Help your children achieve
Elementary students in Grade 3 through 6 will be undergoing their English Language Arts testing Tuesday April 16 through Thursday April 18. In addition, at the High School the 7th & 8th Grade students will also be taking their English assessments on the same days as stated above.
While it’s a good practice all year long, Make sure your child is well rested and has eaten a nutritious breakfast on testing days.
Easter party was well attended
The town’s annual Easter party, held March 23 at the town hall was a huge success. The children participated in an egg hunt and colored eggs as well. Also, there were a lot of goodies to eat.
The winner of the big chocolate bunny door prize was Jon Russell. Leigha Rising won the egg filled with candy after she guessed the correct amount of candy in the egg. The winners of the Easter baskets were John Sutphin, Nolan Lilly and James Binder. The winners of the girls’ baskets were Hayleigh Henderson, Catherine Hall and Emily Ewald.
The Youth Commission thanks all who helped in any way to make the party such a success. A special thanks go to the Warren County Youth Court teenagers and mentors for all their help.
On a personal note
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Ken and Stephanie Gossen on April 6; Will and Jen Hill on April 7; Francis and Jerry Remington on April 9; and Lenny and Lisa Baker on April 10.
Observing birthdays this week are Karen Reynolds, Terry Vernum, Missy Rounds, Ed Wells on April 7; Bob Sullivan, Bruce Sherman, Barb Wagner, and Brandy Baker on April 8; Shannon Castro and Jenna Monroe on April 10; Mike Hill on April 11; and Maurice Combs on April 12.