Participants in the 2012 Warrensburg Marathon Dance show their enthusiasm.
Thurman to hold ‘Old Home Days’
The Town of Thurman has named their hometown observance of the Warren County Bicentennial as Thurman Old Home Days. The celebration is to be held the evenings of Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15. The two-day fest will be filled with activities including a parade, a military encampment, children’s games, live music, and fireworks.
Town of Thurman news
Three local residents are now being sought to serve on the Thurman Board of Assessment Review. The board has two members, and is supposed to have five, appointed to the panel by the Thurman Town Board. Anyone interested should write a letter of interest to the Thurman Town Clerk. The board’s function is to hear the objections citizens may raise about their assessments.
If the Board of Assessment Review doesn't resolve an issue to a person’s satisfaction, citizens have the right to go before an arbitrator and achieve their objective. If this is not successful, citizens can file a lawsuit.
It is recommended that grieving property owners meet with a town assessor to try to reach an agreement before such other actions are necessary.
Activities, events in the hills
The Thurman Fire Company will be holding their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at in the Thurman firehouse.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Thurman Town Hall. These skilled crafters accomplish more than just quilting, however. Stop in for some light refreshments and a good time with your neighbors. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors’ next meeting is to be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday Jan. 19 in the Thurman Town Hall. The club’s meetings are most always held on the third Saturday of each month.
Those who have experienced difficulty getting their trash to the Thurman transfer station are welcome to call Jim Desourdy who will take them there for $5 per delivery, weekly or as needed. Desourdy routinely picks up trash through town every Saturday starting at 9 a.m. To reach him, call 623-4254.
Over the fence
The Glens Falls YMCA, located at 600 Glen St. in Glens Falls, offers financial assistance for those unable to afford the full cost of a program or membership. The YMCA advises you to pick up a confidential financial assistance application at the Member Services Desk. Financial assistance is possible thanks to the support of generous donors from the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign.
Due to an error editing my column, the process of allocating Occupancy Tax funds for 2013 was represented inaccurately in last week’s issue. According to Occupancy Tax Committee members, the town board decided how to dole out $20,000 of the $30,000 total available — without input from the committee. Committee member Perky Granger said this week that she was concerned that the town’s major events might receive less than they need to assure success.
The town board’s decision to allocate $20,000 to the Summer Concert Series, the town’s celebration of the Warren County Bicentennial and for general publicity, leaves only $10,00 to fund the town’s traditional events such as Maple Days, the Jack Wax Party, the Fall Farm Tour, Town Wide Sale, Christmas Bazaar, and a new event named the Wilderness Corridor Showcase.
We hear that Occupancy Tax Committee members and event organizers sent a letter to the town board, asking that they reconsider their allocations and take into consideration their recommendations, as is traditional.
The Warrensburg Central School Board’s Policy Committee is to meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14 in the High School library. The full Board of Education meets afterwards at 7 p.m.
Several readers called to express a warm Thank You to the Thurman Highway Department for their hard work during the last back-to-back storms. The first storm dropped 18 inches of snow at my residence and an additional 8 inches just two days later, and the highway workers accomplished a remarkable job keeping the roads clean.
The Thurman Jack Wax party is only 57 days away and plans are really starting to come together. So make sure to reserve the date for this delicious all-you-can eat buffet with servings of ham, turkey, mashed potatoes, and a wide assortment of homemade delicacies. The crowning touch is a dessert of genuine Jack Wax — maple syrup on snow. The dinner begins at 4 p.m. and lasts until all are served. The admission is just $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6 through 11 and free for those 5 and under. There will be musical entertainment, mountain style, from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
This year marks 54 years this event has taken place and all the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. This year, representatives from the American Cancer Society will be attending to recognize the town residents’ many years of generosity.
There is an event page on Facebook entitled Jack Wax Party 54th Annual, where you can sign up to donate food items or your time, or you can simply contact me, Kathy Templeton, at 623-2967 or via email at: email@example.com .
The deadline for the Snowflakes for Sandy Hook is Jan. 12, so please help the students of Sandy Hook have a winter wonderland at their new school! You can send them to Connecticut PTSA, 60 Connolly Parkway, Building 12, Suite 103, Hamden, CT, 06514.
Last week I had advised readers to leave their water running during cold nights to assure that pipes won’t freeze. Well, I should have listened to myself! I woke up Wednesday morning to — you guessed it —frozen pipes. Well, now my heating tape is plugged in and on cold nights I am leaving the tap dripping. I learned a valuable lesson.
On a personal note
Gary and Linda Rounds are celebrating their 50th wedding Anniversary on Jan. 18.
Birthday wishes are going out to John Baker also Cassie Mott on Jan. 13, Wendy Pasco and Kristen Frasier on Jan. 14, Nicholas May on Jan. 15, Matt Pasco, Steven Smith, Meredith Sonley, and Joy Baker on Jan. 16, and Lewie Gallup on Jan. 18.
WCS Marathon Dance slated
Warrensburg High School’s annual Marathon Dance will be held from noon on Saturday, Jan. 12 to midnight at the school gymnasium. Pre-registration is required. For details, contact Kelly Frye at the high school via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 623-2861, ext. 212.
Those who would like to donate to or volunteer for this event, contact Darlene Gordon at: email@example.com, or call her at school.