Mark your calendars
“Skyler Strong’s Father’s Day Pig Roast & Chicken BBQ” will be hosted by Skyler Castro’s family along with After-FX DJ Service Sunday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event will be held at the recreation field behind the Town Hall. Activities offered will include an auction, silent auction, 50/50 raffle, bounce house, dunking booth and horseshoe games followed by, of course, a pig roast and chicken barbecue. All donations and purchases will financially assist medical needs for Skyler. Please come and enjoy the family activities with your father or other family and friends if you can and support our local resident!
Also coming soon are weekly Monday night concerts held in Veteran’s Memorial Field. The first concert of the summer will be held on July 7 at the regular time of 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Please remember to bring your blanket, chair, money, and bug spray! Refreshments will be made available by local non-profit organizations. If you have any questions regarding this event, please call 623-9649.
Thurman Quilting Group holds their weekly meetings at the Thurman Town Hall every Monday evening. This week’s session will occur June 16 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Light refreshments of tea or coffee will be made available. For more information, please contact Myra at 623-2633.
The Sugar Loaf Seniors group holds their monthly meeting on the third Wednesday of the month. This month’s meeting will occur on Wednesday, June 18 at 5:30 p.m. A yearly membership is available for only $10. Please call Norma at 623-9425 for more information.
The senior bus service to Glens Falls makes their trip twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur June 27. The service will pick you up at your home. To arrange pickup, please contact Laura by June 11 with directions to your home to ensure that have a ride. You can reach her at 623-9281.
Thurman Baptist Church will be hosting Vacation Bible School from Monday, Jul 7 through Friday, Jul 11. Children in grades preschool through sixth are invited to attend from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. For more information, please call 623-2226.
Thurman Town Board meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the Thurman Town Hall. The next meeting will occur on July 8. If you are interested in learning more about what is happening in our town, this is a great opportunity for you to become better acquainted with such.
Special recognition for Thurmanites
This week, Happy Anniversary wishes go to Linda and Peter Marshall on June 19.
Happy Birthday wishes extend to many people this week including Sara Baker on June 13, Kim Philo and Josh Tanner on June 14, Russell Leigh II on June 16, and Josh Clement on June 17. Also celebrating birthdays this week are Sheila Pelekai on June 18 and Donald J. Carpenter on June 19.
For many, driving to town is a hassle as it is quite a bit of a drive, especially when all you need is milk or a few minuscule items. Kathy Templeton has requested that special recognition extend to Cathy and Joe Mannuci of Athol Hardware & Variety located on Mountain Rd. As most know, Kathy has decided to pursue her bread business, Breads by Smith and work directly from home. In the middle of preparing orders, she ran out of propane and thankfully, the Mannuci’s came quickly to her aid by opening their store so she could buy enough propane to complete her orders. Isn’t it wonderful to live in such a caring community? A thank you extends to the Mannuci family.
National Flag Day
Each year on June 14, many celebrate what is known as National Flag Day. On the contrary, others have or had no intention of celebrating this day as the origin or reason for this day was unknown to the individual. Although not a federal holiday, it is up to the President’s discretion to publicly declare this observance. After research, I offer some helpful information as to why this day should be personally recognized. The idea, originated by BJ Cigrand to specifically celebrate the flag, was adopted in 1885 on the 104th birthday of commemorating the adoption of The Stars and Stripes. As a result, in 1893, Colonel J. Granville Leach, a historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution, allowed for a resolution that would instruct the display of the American flag for those in authority or private. Leach also suggested June 14 to be recognized as ‘Flag Day’. Two weeks following, the superintendent of public schools in Philadelphia, required that Flag Day be commemorated with patriotic song and exercises in all schools of the area. In continuance, other states and their officials also adopted the idea to celebrate the flag’s birthday by a display of the flag. Those states include New York and Illinois. On May 30, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson formally established Flag Day—the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 and on August 3, 1949, President Truman signed an Act of Congress that would truly designate June 14 as ‘National Flag Day’. Prior to this event, in 1914, a statement on behalf of the flag was given by Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, and these words were included: ‘I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself.’ Whether you choose to observe ‘Flag Day’ or not, may you be encouraged to think upon these words in remembrance to what our flag truly stands for.
If you would like more information on upcoming events, please pick up a brochure at the Town Hall. This brochure offers information of all events to be held in Thurman for this year. If you are technologically able, there is also a group on Facebook named ‘Thurman Happenings’, where local residents post public and private events as well as information regarding local citizens to keep each other updated.
My email is Mrs.Herrmann626@gmail.com, my phone number is 623-4552, and you can contact me through Facebook as well. If you have any ‘Thurman Happenings’ you would like to see mentioned, as well as a birthday or anniversary, please do not hesitate to contact me through these means.