WCS community dinner a success
The free Community Spaghetti Dinner held at Warrensburg Elementary School surpassed expectations, with a heavy turnout — and local citizens enjoying socializing as well as sharing conversations with their children’s teachers. A total of 210 people were served at the event.
Parents lined up with their children in the hallway outside the cafeteria and were served by faculty and staff at the school.
Elementary school faculty members worked at the event, exemplifying volunteerism in action, while enhancing the bond between the school staff and community residents. various members of the faculty and staff of Warrensburg Central donated the food and supplies
Among the instructors greeting the students and their family members was Sixth Grade teacher Dave Beck, who served desserts and beverages, and clearing plates when necessary.
The idea for the dinner was generated by the Elementary School School Improvement Team team, which decided to sponsor an enjoyable event for the community to thank the community-at-large for continuing support of the school, according to WCS Elementary Principal Amy Langworthy. She added that this time of year a community dinner would be particularly appreciated. The members of this SITE team thought a spaghetti dinner would be a good time of year for such an event.
The faculty and staff members of Warrensburg Central School District donated the food and supplies for the dinner, as well as volunteering to serve. Employees of Aramark, the company that manages the cafeteria operation, assisted with the cooking.
Rita Lang attended this event with her two young children, and she said with a spontaneous smile that she had a great time — and she particularly enjoyed the experience eating in the school cafeteria with her children, Francesca, 8 and Louis, 6.
“It was fun socializing with teachers, parents and grandparents of students — and people I’d only see under other circumstances. It was great to see everyone come together,” she said, noting she was impressed how the sixth graders served tables and helped clear them too. “It was awesome — and not something you’d see down in the city.”
Plans form for annual ‘Burgher Dash’
The fifth annual 5K Burgher Dash is to be held Saturday, May 31. It all starts at 9 a.m. Entry fees are $20 for adults, $10 for students and $45 for a family and all proceeds go the Warrensburg Elementary PRIDE program.
Last chance to get a fresh taste of syrup
The fifth annual edition of Thurman Maple Days 2014 concludes this weekend, offering area residents and visitors a final chance to get out and get a fresh sampling of this year’s maple syrup while experiencing a tour of local sugaring operations.
Area Maple producers will open their doors on Saturday March 29 and Sunday, March 30 to those wishing to learn more about the trade, which is an important industry in the town of Thurman and the lower Adirondacks. Three maple producers will be participating in this event this weekend:
• Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, located on Dippikill Road has been in business for over 40 years and is now in its second generation of being family owned and operated. They are reportedly the largest maple syrup producer in Warren County.
• Toad Hill Maple Farm has been producing maple products for over 30 years which has been adopting modern collection and processing methodology while maintaining traditions which run deep in Thurman. Toad Hill is family-owned operation.
• Valley Road Maple Farm, operated by Mike Hill of Warrensburg and Ralph Senecal Of Queensbury, will be holding its annual pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Those who are in need of lodging while in Thurman are welcome to check out the accommodations at The Glen Lodge, owned and operated by Doug and Aimee Azert. This bed and breakfast combines a rustic ambiance with modern conveniences for guests. Plus, it has an ecological approach to its operations, using only natural cleaning products. Also, all area residents and visitors are welcome to stop in and check out their old-fashioned country store. For details about their accommodations and store, see: www.theglenlodge.com or call 494-4984.
Over the fence
Kay Allen of Huber Road reports that three of her cats are missing. They are 10 months old male kittens, one is dark brown with light tan, another is orange with white marking and the third is grey with white markings. If anyone has seen these felines, call Kay at 260-9163 — she’d appreciate it.
Thurman tax collector Jamiee Ross, will be on duty from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 31 at the town hall for payment of current property tax bills. This is the final day to get the bills paid before they are sent to Warren County for collection.
Jack Wax Party
The 55th Annual Jack Wax Party was an unprecedented success in its efforts to raise money for the American Cancer Society. My husband Andy and I are thrilled with the donations and attendance. This could not have happened without all the dedicated volunteers who rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
It’s interesting to note that the performance of the Warren County Ramblers — who provided their homegrown mountain music — was made possible by with funds from the NYS State Council on the Arts obtained through the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council (LARAC), as well as Warren County Occupancy Tax money.
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 11. The service picks up residents are their homes. To participate, contact Laura at 623-9281 by April 9 with directions to your home.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors group will be holding their next monthly meeting Wednesday, April 16 at 5:30 p.m.. Membership is still only $10 per year. For details, call Norma Galusha at 623-9425.
The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings at the Thurman Town hall every Monday. This week’s session occurs March 31 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.
On a personal note
Charmaine Wood of Athol has been recognized for her academic achievements at Russell Sage College of Troy. Wood has been named on the college’s Dean’s List for fall 2013 semester. To be awarded Dean’s List status at Russell Sage, students must achieve a semester grade point average of at least 3.4.
Special days for Thurmanites
Celebrating birthdays this week are Charles Dingman, on March 29; Mike Bender, Patrick Cobb, Rick Kenyon, Lawrence Woodard and Mary Williams on March 30; Joan Murphy and Charlotte Needham on March 31; Bonnie Monroe on April 1; Beatrice Bevins, Nathan Lucia and Sherri Baker on April 2; Robin Witz and Donald Haskell on April 3; and Nathan Galusha on April 4.