Residents’ reminiscences sought
Have you lived in Thurman for a few years? A lifetime? The John Thurman Historical Society is now seeking your stories about bygone days in our little town.
Any topic you would like to write about is fine, according to society members.
One topic already being worked on deals with ice jams, floods and bridges. Do you have memories of experiences with these? Or perhaps you have photographs?
The Quarterly staff would like you to phone or email to let them know. Stories and photos may be emailed or mailed to Perky Granger at: PersisGranger@aol.com or Persis Granger, 7460 SE 51st Way, Trenton, FL, 32693.
Another thing the society would like to have are any old sayings you remember from your youth, the kinds of things parents and grandparents used to say to children to mold their character or teach them about life. Please send all material — no later than Valentine's Day, but earlier is better. The next Quarterly magazine will be published in March.
Valentine for Veterans slated
Our local children will soon be participating in an outreach to our veterans that shows they really care for them — remembering them on a treasured holiday — as well as demonstrating respect for their service to our nation.
The Valentines for Vets event, in which children create thoughtful cards to be sent to veterans, will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday Feb. 9 at the Thurman Town Hall. The event, which includes refreshments, is held at no charge and is sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission. To help out or obtain details, call 623-2249.
Over the fence
Volunteers are still needed help organize the annual appreciation luncheon for the highway crew. Anyone interested should contact Evelyn Wood at 623-9649.
Thurman residents who seek to express pride about living in Warren County are welcome to obtain commemorative county Bicentennial buttons, at no charge, from the town of Thurman. A supply of the Bicentennial buttons is located just inside the main doors of the town hall. Stop in a grab one for your scrap book — I did!
As you are making selections in the seed catalogs for spring plantings, make sure to order some Black-Eyed Susan seeds, as the cheery plant, with a long history, has been chosen as Warren County’s Bicentennial flower.
Jim Desourdy will take your orange bags of trash to the transfer station for only $5 per week. He only charges for the week he picks up. To contact Jim, call 623-4254.
Activities & events in Thurman
The PTSA Spaghetti Dinner & Auction is to be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Haskell Brothers VFW Post on Main Street in Warrensburg. The price of the dinner is $7 for adults and $5 for children. To join the PTSA, simply stop into Warrensburg Elementary School and pick up a membership form. Adult membership is still just $7 and a student membership is only $4.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors Club will meet the third Saturday of February and March. Membership is still only $10 for a year, To join, contact Norma at 623- 9425.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Thurman Food Pantry is now open on the first Monday of the month from 1p.m. to 2 p.m., and on all other weeks, Tuesdays 9 a.m. to 11 a.m..
An idea for beating cabin fever: take a long Sunday drive up to the Adirondack Museum, on Feb. 10 to experience a presentation "Whose Land Is This?” featuring Philip Terrie and John Collins. This informative event is free to members and students or a small fee of $5 for non-members. It starts at 1:30 p.m. in Museum's auditorium and is part of their Cabin Fever Sunday Lecture Series.
Maple Days slated for March
Maple Days will once again be held in Thurman the three weekends in mid-March, so bring the whole family to visit all six sites. Young and old alike enjoy watching maple syrup being made before their eyes. There are four maple farms nestled right here in Thurman: Adirondack Gold, Valley Road, Hidden Hollow and Toad Hill.
Those who visit them all will see an array of different maple products, which include syrup, maple sugar, maple peanuts and candies being made, as well as maple tea and coffee and souvenir clothing items.
Sugarhouses will open their doors for touring and tasting, sampling and shopping; Martin's Certified Tree Farm will offer demonstrations of their sawmill operation, as well as craft demonstrations and items for sale.
Just down the road, find Nettle Meadow Farm, with tastings of goat and sheep cheeses. Nettle Meadow will be open both Saturday and Sunday each of the three weekends from noon to 3 p.m.
Valley Road Maple Farm invites you to come early, their doors open at 9 a.m. to enjoy a pancake breakfast served with their Thurman maple syrup!
Celebrating Birthdays this week are Russ Hebert, Shanika Arroyo, and Hunter Germain on Jan. 26; Sandra Cameron and Dorothy Mosher on Jan. 27; Kelly Angell and Autumn Moulton on Jan. 28; Sarah Hennessey on Jan. 29; Lila Walter, Bob Dibble and Christan Siletti on Jan. 31; and Josh Cameron and Barbara Metzger on Feb. 1.