Citizens flock to spaghetti dinner
The spaghetti dinner and silent auction held Feb. 9 by the VFW Men’s Auxiliary Post 4821 to benefit the Warrensburg PTSA was a great success. Over 200 meals were served and all money raised will benefit reconstruction of the Warrensburg Elementary School playground. The PTSA and Men’s Auxiliary officials thank everyone who attended, ordered take-out meals, and donated auction items.
The Warrensburg PTSA is seeking donations to build a new playground at Warrensburg Elementary. The current K-3 playground is in serious need of reconstruction, as it does not meet the requirements for American with Disabilities Act. These pieces of equipment are pricey and are vital to youngsters still building their motor skills. The communities’ support of the PTSA is greatly appreciated. To become a member, come into the Elementary School and pick up application form. Adult membership is still just $7 and a student membership is only $4.
Over the fence
Unfortunately the Valentines for Vets session held on Feb. 9 from 1 – 3 p.m. was not well attended. There were five children ranging in age from 5 to 14, and four adults. Everyone worked diligently to make nearly 100 cards for residents of area nursing homes.
Time is running out to qualify for the state School Tax Relief Program (STAR) program. Applications for the program, which saves property owners hard-earned cash on their school taxes, are available at the Town Hall. The deadline for completed applications is March 1. STAR provides homeowners with two types of partial exemptions from school property taxes.
The town Board of Assessment Review consists of five who are appointed by the Town Board. The board’s function is to hear objections and concerns from property owners about their assessments. At this time, there is one seat unfilled. Anyone interested in serving on the board should write a letter of interest to the Thurman Town Clerk.
Those interested in being part of history in the making will not want to miss Thurman’s hometown celebration of Warren County’s Bicentennial on June 15, 2013. Anyone interested in creating a float or participating in the parade is urged to contact Evelyn Wood at the town hall, 623-9649.
Thurman officials have decided to name this Bicentennial celebration “Thurman Old Home Days” to be held the evening of Friday June 14 and Sunday 15 starting and Saturday from mid-day until dusk. The celebration is to be filled with activities such as a parade, children’s games, a military encampment, live music, and fireworks.
The Thurman transfer station’s hours of operation are noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Special local trash bags, available for purchase either at the Town Hall or the transfer station, are necessary for depositing household refuse at the facility. Call 623-9649 or 623-4588 for the hours they can be obtained.
Those experiencing difficulty getting their trash to the Thurman transfer station may have Jim Desourdy take them there for $5 per week, or $5 per pickup as needed. Desourdy routinely picks up every Saturday starting at 9 a.m. To reach him, call 623-4254.
Thurman activities and events
The annual Highway Crew Appreciation Luncheon will be held Feb. 26 at the Thurman Town Hall. the meal will be served to road crew members at 11 a.m. Debbie Runyon has offered to volunteer and is looking for people to assist by donating food and drinks, plastic plates and cups, silverware, etc. Anyone interested in assisting at the event is urged to contact Runyon at 744-5677 — your help would be greatly appreciated. Debbie expresses her thanks, in advance, to those who can assist in this event. Our local road crew works hard regardless of the weather conditions, does a great job, and they deserve their special day.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For more information, contact Myra Vopleus at 623-2633.
Thurman Maple Days will once again be held the three weekends of mid-March, so area residents as well as visitors are invited to bring their families to visit all six sites.
Young and old alike enjoy watching maple syrup being made.
Four maple farms — Adirondack Gold, Valley Road, Hidden Hollow and Toad Hill — all produce maple syrup, carrying on a centuries-old tradition.
These maple farms have an array of different products, including syrup, maple sugar, maple peanuts and candies, as well as maple tea and coffee and souvenir clothing items.
Jack Wax party approaching
The 54th annual Jack Wax Party, a beloved event that benefits the American Cancer Society, will be held Saturday, March 9. Keith Davidson, an official of the agency, will be attending to recognize Thurman’s longstanding dedication to this charity. The buffet dinner begins at 4 p.m. and continues well into the evening or until everyone is served.
Save the date for this treasured event which features complimentary face painting for children, live traditional mountain music by Hoddy Ovitt & the Warren County Ramblers, and raffle drawings. Tickets will be sold for several themed gift baskets, including four tickets for an excursion on the Saratoga-North Creek Railway.
Many area businesses have donated food items or gift cards to be used for the purchase of food. Also, many more local residents have donated not only homemade food items, but their priceless time to help make sure this is an event to remember!
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for making this come together so well. If you would like to donate a dish or your time or both, don’t hesitate to contact me, Kathy Templeton, at 623-2967 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a personal note
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Jeff and Janet Joly on Feb. 24, plus Matt and Liz Kennedy on Feb. 27.
Blowing out birthday candles this week are Dennis Dempsey and Terry Beadnell on Feb. 23; Sean Cameron, Brett Springer, Lila Harrington, Venena Kennedy, and Roberta Cassidy on Feb. 24; Tammy Winslow on Feb. 25; Stan Shaw on Feb. 26; George Burkhardt on Feb. 27; Cindy Metzger, Marilyn Baker and Hilda Haskell on Feb. 28; Gail Braley and Jerry Lucia on Feb. 29; and Mattie Castro, Steven Wood, Melissa Vanselous and Tammy Moon on March 1.
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