Annual children’s Easter party a huge success
The Children’s Easter Party held at the Thurman town hall on Saturday, April 12 was a huge success. Over 50 children attended the annual event with their families and enjoyed coloring and decorating eggs and playing pin the tail on the bunny. After every child had an opportunity to decorate their eggs they scurried off to the recreational field for an Easter egg hunt. There were 750 candy filled plastic eggs to find and Thurman children were diligent in recovering each and every one of them.
Once the children returned with their goodies - and before they started eating them – the buffet of food was opened and everyone lined up for their serving of chicken fingers, baked ziti, veggies and dip and a variety of confections.
The next activity was the raffle drawing for the assorted Easter baskets; there were three divisions, Newborn to 4 years old was won by Emily Prosser and Kurt Arnold; 5 to 8 years old division was won by Kyla Arnold and Bailey Ackley; in the 9 to 12 year old division baskets were awarded to Jacalyn Carson and Eli Burkhardt. The candy count was won by Cameron Carpenter who guessed the exactly correct amount. There were six door prizes to be awarded and they were won by Brian Burkhardt, Emily Moore, Brooke Prosser, Silas Tucker and finally, Nolan Templeton – which, I swear I had nothing to do with. Kaden Arnold and her sister Kyla won the Easter bonnet contest, as they were the only little girls who wore them; they were beautiful dressed in their matching lavender dresses.
Special recognition should go out to Nancy and Don Decker, Bob Shepler and family, Mary Eddy, Amber Herrman and her friend Cassi, Andy Templeton, Jackie Mundy, Sally Feihel, Katherine Chamber and the Warren County Youth court kids.
I would like to take the time to recognize Katherine Cambers and the Youth Court kids. For every Youth Commission event Thurman hosts, Katherine brings her group to assist with various activities, such as serving drinks and clearing plates. They often help a parent carry a plate or two, so that they need not go through the lengthy line numerous times to make sure all of their children are served. They are in charge of supervising activities and it gives them a sense of responsibility that they often are not given. I believe Katherine should be commended for her hard work and giving up her Saturdays for these events. I would also like to acknowledge these hard working children; Joey, Nick, Felicia, Carl, and Gen – fantastic job. You should be proud of yourself!
Over the fence
The main route to Thurman was temporarily closed on Saturday, April 12 due to a landslide that occurred sometime between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Emergency crews were dispatched and promptly addressed the situation. In less than 24 hours the road was reopened to all traffic. When you see our local Emergency responders please thank them for all of their hard work and dedication – they are amazing!
Recently, I reported on the value of using cloth bags as opposed to them ending up in landfills, and I received a message from a reader asking me to address this issue again. They noted that there has been an increase in food-borne illnesses due to bacterial contamination in cloth shopping bags. Bacterial growth in the unwashed bag is transferred to the foods carried in them. Plastic bags can be reused as trash can liners in the kitchen and bath room. Additionally, noting that one should recycle plastic bags along with all other plastics. I would like to add that every grocery store has a container for plastic bags to be deposited in for recycling.
I have been asked by numerous residents to ask that everyone do their part to keep our town beautiful, and now that the snow banks are melting they ask that folks to pick up the trash scattered along the roads in front of their property. If everyone makes an effort our town should look pretty nice come summer.
Activities and events in the hills
The county sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will make their trips twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur on April 25. The service will pick you up at your home; to arrange pickup simply contact Laura by April 23 with directions to your home and she will make sure you are picked up. You can reach Laura at 623-9281.
Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday. This week’s session occurs April 21 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee are offered. For more information, contact Myra at 623-2633.
Benefit dinner to be held for local resident
There will be a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit Roger Niles on Saturday, May 24 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Warrensburg Masonic Lodge, located at 3893 Main Street. Ticket prices are Adults: $10, Kids 4 -11: $5, 3 & under: Free.
Thirteen years ago, Roger underwent a liver transplant. The medications that he has taken since that time have destroyed his kidneys. The liver transplant and its complications meant that Roger has never been well enough to return to work. This has created a great financial hardship. For more information about this benefit contact: Bud York, 518-222-2322 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special days for Thurmanites
Celebrating anniversaries this week are Terry and Nancy Beadnell on April 19, Bob and Sue Baker on April 21, Jack and Claudette Schloss will be celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary on April 24.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Diane Strobeck, Barb Keene, Norma Galusha, Colleen Dempsey and Charlotte Wood – who turns 101 years young on April 19, Sally Haak-Feihel on April 20, Robin Croissant and Eileen Baker on April 22, Marc Kenyon and Jeremy Ward on April 23, Emily May and Bob Galusha on April 24, Sue Springer and George Chonko on April 25.