Fall Farm Tour expanded
On of the more popular annual events in Thurman will feature an expanded lineup of activities this year, organizers have said.
The Thurman Fall Farm Tour, planned for Oct. 12, is to include more family-friendly events, according to Wini Martin.
She said this week that the Farm Tour’s various tour sites are to host extra activities and guests to add to the fun.
We hear there will be wagon rides, demonstrations of wood carving, and perhaps some lumberjack activities.
In keeping with tradition, Valley Road Maple Farm will be open both Saturday and Sunday serving up a pancake breakfast. Thurman Fall Farm Tour is one day only this year,al though to retain tradition, Valley Road Maple Farm will be open for a pancake breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday.
The Thurman Quilt Show, traditionally held with the Thurman Fall Farm Tour, is now seeking vintage quilts to be shown at the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have an old quilt you would like displayed, contact Avis at 623-9921.
Playground work postponed
The date for the reconstruction of the Warrensburg Elementary Playground has been rescheduled to Aug. 8 through 11 due to conflicts with the company that is supplying the equipment.
The playground development project is in its final stage, and the Warrensburg Central School PTSA needs volunteers to help see this to fruition. If you could volunteer just a few hours to help build this or would like to donate refreshments, contact PTSA Treasurer Adrienne Bell at 260-6834.
Over the fence
Reviewing the calendar, it’s interesting to note that a significant anniversary has arrived this week. Twelve years ago, on July 15, 2001, the Thurman Emergency Squad was formed by dedicated volunteers.
Prior to this date, the squad was operated by the Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. Following a trend statewide, the squad members decided that the training requirements and state statutes made a joint agency unwieldy, and they decided to spin off their group to best serve the local citizens.
The Thurman Quilting Group has an update on their “Quilts for Kids” project — they received a lovely thank-you letter from the project sponsors, and these busy women are preparing to send more quilts out. The ladies recently crafted a lot of quilts for youngsters in Moore, Oklahoma, whose homes were destroyed — and their lives were disrupted — by the violent tornado that tore through their town.
‘Barefoot Boys’ to perform
All are invited to attend the Monday July 15 edition of Thurman’s Concert in the Park series to hear the band that’s impressed audiences all over the northeastern U.S. with their authentic folk songs, sea shanties and mountain tunes.
The Barefoot Boys’ members are Tom Wetmore, Rich Bala and Tom White and they play timeless songs and a wide variety of traditional instruments. The critically acclaimed group been featured at various traditional music festivals as well as performing at prominent venues.
In addition to the great music this week, there will also be a fireworks display. The July 1 fireworks had to be rescheduled to July 15 due to rain. The music starts at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display starts at dusk.
Gardeners, crafters and artisans are still being sought for the Market in the Park that accompanies the concert series. Those who would like to reserve an 8’x8’ space, call the Thurman Town Hall at 623-9649.
Activities & events in the hills
Mark your calendar for the Thurman Station Wilderness Heritage Corridor Showcase to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27. The event will feature about 40 businesses, organizations and artisans from Thurman and its surrounding towns. We hear there will be something for everyone at this premier event.
The Glens Falls YMCA will be having a 125 Birthday Bash from 6 p.m. to midnight July 24 in Crandall Park. This free event will feature a movie, fireworks, music, children’s activities, refreshments and more.
The county-sponsored bus service to Glens Falls will run Friday, July 26 — and it’s free to those age 60 and over. To go, call Laura by Wednesday, July 24 at 623-9281.
On a personal note
David Millington extends thanks to friends and family who attended his recent 63rd birthday celebration. David says he had a wonderful day and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren who came down for the day from Northville, NY. David would also like to thank his wife, Gretchen for organizing the party.
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Ed and Kathy Binder on July 13, Robert and Michelle Olden on July 14, Bernie and Bonnie Mosher on July 18, plus Bob and Millie Venton on July 19.
Celebrating Birthdays this week are Stephanie Gossen on July 13; Steve MacNeill on July 14, Sarah Bills, Roger Monroe, Bill Wagner, and Charlie Bills on July 15; Joe Sayer and Cindy Needham on July 16; Michelle Leigh Fraser and Jim Rafferty on July 17; Rosalie Haskell, Bernie Monroe, Sr., Anthony Rawson, Maria Ligon and Austin Cooper on July 18.