Winter fun yields tasty dessert
If any parent is looking for a good way to get their kids out of the house during the tail-end of winter, try this idea I found — make ice cream with them in this simple way that requires no specialized equipment. Simply put the ingredients in a small tin can. Then slide the small can into a larger tin can. Pack the space between the two cans with alternating layers of snow and salt. Then, close the bigger can air-tight.
Have your children roll the can back and forth in the snow; and voila! Ice cream forms in the small can in about 45 minutes. It's due to a simple chemical reaction catalyzed by the layer of snow and salt between the cans.
Although its a fun activity, I’m not sure I could get my teenagers to do this effectively however, as they are likely to have one hand on their iPod and the other on the can — but we will see.
Activities and events in the hills
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.
The Thurman Food Pantry, which has seen a good number of visitors in recent years, will now be open on Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Those having a difficult time getting their trash to the Thurman transfer station, Jim Desourdy will take them for you for $5 per week or per delivery. Jim routinely picks up every Saturday starting at 9 a.m.. To reach him, call 623-4254.
Those who you have run out of those orange trash bags, the transfer station — open on Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — has them for sale.
Warrensburg PTSA news
The Warrensburg PTSA expresses thanks to all who have supported them and their efforts this year. Please remember that the membership drive will be coming to a close at the end of this month. The food fundraiser is wrapping up and preliminary numbers indicate that it was successful. The PTSA has donated funds to the elementary drama club, the high school band and to T-Ball.
Remember, you may drop off your bottles and cans at Direct Deposit Redemption Center on Main St. in Warrensburg and ask for them to be donated to the Warrensburg PTSA. Also, box tops may dropped off there as well — just tell them which school you would like to get the points credit.
A Scholastic Book Fair is to be held from March 26 through March 28 in the elementary school general purpose room.
Open house will be held at the elementary school from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday March 27, and there will be several basket raffles held at the event.
Musical ‘Grease’ to really rock
If you are looking for something to do with the family this weekend, check out the musical Grease, presented by the Warrensburg High School Drama Club. Adult tickets are $8; students and seniors are charged $6. The show will take place in the high school cafetorium at 7:30 p.m. on three consecutive nights: Thursday March 21, Friday March 22 and Saturday March 23.
We hear it is full of great classic songs, a pit ensemble that really rocks, imaginative sets and some impassioned acting by students. Grease is bound to yet another memorable show presented by WCS students with director/vocal instructor Jim Corriveau at the helm.
All proceeds will benefit the Warrensburg Central School Drama Club and help support future productions.
Construction to resume at library
The staff and trustees at Richards Library have cleared out a portion of their book collection to facilitate Bishop Beaudry Construction so work can begin on the final phase of the library expansion and renovation project. The library is to have new reading areas, a community meeting room — and finally have modern conveniences and space to appropriately accommodate the public. The library be hosting their annual book sale May 11.
Local churches offer inspiration
The following is a roster of churches in Thurman which are available to offer spiritual guidance for area residents and visitors:
The Thurman Baptist Church, located at 380 South Johnsburg Road, has for years enjoyed a strong presence in the Thurman community since the late 1800s.
The Kenyontown United Methodist Church is located at 304 Valley Road, across from its intersection with Garnet Lake Road South. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m.
Ground was broken for the Christ Community Church in 1960. Located at 383 Athol Road, this parish welcomes people of all faiths. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m.
Thurmanites’ special days
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Charles and Barb Metzger on March 23, and Bernie and Bonnie Monroe on March 24.
Birthday wishes go out to Bertha Belanger, Ella Constantineau and Sunday Combs-Conine on March 23; Kaitlyn Kuklinski on March 24; Rex Reynolds III and Josh Kenyon on March 25; Donald Vopleus, Bob Tubbs, Brandon Beadnell and Chloe Castro on March 26; Karen Dingman, Tom Baker, Katrina Moulton and John Wilde on March 27; Cindy Lamb, Ed Baker Sr., and Joe Smarro on March 28; Charles Dingman, Sr. on March 29; Mike Bender, Patrick Cobb, Rick Kenyon, Lawrence Woodard and Mary Williams on March 30; and Joan Murphy and Charlotte Needham on March 31.