Playground to be built this weekend
The Warrensburg Elementary Playground construction project will be underway this weekend, and volunteers are still needed to help out.
For those who haven’t already signed up to volunteer – it’s not too late! Just stop by the worksite at Warrensburg Elementary School, 1 James Street, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Friday Aug. 9 and Sunday Aug. 11. Food items to fuel the work crew can be dropped off at the school on Friday and Saturday mornings between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. or so.
The existing playground, to be dismantled, is to be sent overseas and re-constructed for needy children.
Warrensburg school news
Classes are to resume at Warrensburg elementary and high schools at 8 a.m. on Wednesday after Labor Day, or Sept. 4.
In the meantime, save box tops, Labels for Education and Campbell’s soup labels so equipment can be purchased for Warrensburg Elementary School students. There are several convenient drop box locations to deposit these items: one is located in the main entryway of the elementary school, another at Richard’s Library on Elm St. in Warrensburg, one at Direct Deposit Redemption Center on Main St., and another at the Thurman Town Hall.
Events & activities in Thurman
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. The next trip will run Friday, Aug. 9 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. It’s said to be a delightful time and a great way to catch up on news with your neighbors. Those who wish to go should call Laura by Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 623-9281.
The Thurman Fire Company holds a meeting on the Friday of the first full week of the month at the Thurman Firehouse. The next meeting is Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. Those interested in becoming a volunteer, stop in and ask how you can help.
Stop in and meet the members of the Thurman Quilting Group — their meetings are held every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. Bring your quilting, knitting, crocheting, or sewing project and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while visiting with you friends and neighbors. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Thurman Town Board meetings are routinely held on the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Drop in and see what’s going on in your community.
Local churches are vital in Thurman life
The String Dusters band will be featured at Thurman’s Veterans’ Memorial Field on the Aug. 12 edition of the Monday Night Concert series. From 7 to 9 p.m., this acclaimed band will play American acoustic selections — country music, bluegrass, and folk songs. The members of this band are: Bill Healy on banjo, mandolin, and guitar; Bert Wilson on bass; and Corey Hough on guitar and mandolin. Playing together since 1993, they are sure to be a crowd-pleaser.
Bring a lawn chair and wear layered clothing for those cool Adirondack evenings. While enjoying the music, be sure to check out the market at the event. Or, bring a card table and offer your own goods for sale. To reserve a space, contact the town hall at 623-9649.
There are three churches that have had a strong presence here in Thurman.
The Thurman Baptist Church, located at the north end of town on South Johnsburg Road has been in existence since the late 1800s. The church welcomes all at Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship is at 11 a.m.
Kenyontown United Methodist Church is located at 304 Valley Road, across from its intersection with Garnet Lake Road South. Sunday school is held at 10:15 a.m. and Sunday worship service occurs at 11 a.m. The group invites any and all to come and join in the worship of God.
At the Athol end of town, Christ Community Church at 383 Athol Road was built in 1960, when several local families rolled up their sleeves and built a sanctuary after the Athol Methodist Episcopal Church that stood beside the Harris House was taken down. The bell from that church still tolls at Christ Community Church today. The church welcomes those of all faiths. Sunday worship is at 11 a.m. and Sunday school is also offered.
Berry harvest is robust in 2013
The Adirondacks are plentiful with fruits this year. Strawberry season was spectacular and the Blueberry season has been just as good, with a record season lasting some three weeks! Raspberries can be seen throughout the area, and some blackberry growers have had a larger harvest than ever in recent history. The weeks of rain followed by warm, sunny weather has meant for a fine berry crop in 2013.
While I didn’t see the moose I have seen for some four years in a row – at the same place and the same time of year, I have spotted the pair of Golden Eagles that I mentioned last year. The eagles seem to be doing well, and I’m curious if they will mate and hence become even more present. In addition, I have also seen numerous Red-Tail hawks – I wonder if this is the same one I spot repeatedly, or several, since I have seen him or her at various different locations here in Thurman.
Thurmanites’ special days
Leon and Jill Galusha are celebrating their wedding anniversary on Aug. 10. Celebrating birthdays this week are Ruth Wadsworth, Don Allison and Thurman’s own Evie Russell on Aug. 10; John Arnold on Aug. 11; Renee Hall, Seth Wood and Dave Binder on Aug. 12; Kim Schmidt and Michelle Howland on Aug. 13; Spencer Cameron on Aug. 14; Mike Russell, Bill Lucia, and Noah Persons on Aug. 15; plus Bernie McQuade, Myrtle Buyce and Joe Mosher on Aug. 16.