Activities and events in the hills
The Children’s Easter Party will be held Saturday, April 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Thurman town hall. There will be egg coloring, crafts, the traditional basket raffles and remember — there will be an Easter bonnet contest. As always, there will be a delicious assortment of foods to munch and the children’s favorite, the fruit punch will be offered. To volunteer setting up or to find out more information please contact me, Kathy Templeton, at 623-2967.
The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls runs twice a month on the second and fourth Friday. The next scheduled trip will occur on April 11. The service will pick you up at your home; to arrange pickup contact Laura at 623-9281 by April 9 with directions to your home and she will make sure you are picked up.
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 more information, 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.
Over the fence
Now is the time to begin collecting and pricing goodies for the annual Thurman Townwide Sale, to be held May 16, 17 and 18. As always, the tiny planning committee asks for your help. If you plan to sell, please be sure to mark May 1, 2 and 3 so you don’t forget to register your sale with volunteers between 2 and 6 p.m. Not only does the committee rely on your $3 donation to help fund printing and ad costs, but your signing up helps us show garage sale fanatics how many sellers Thurman will have that weekend, and what enticing wares are for sale.
The Thurman transfer station hours are Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Those who need trash removal are urged to contact Jim Desourdy, who picks up weekly for a $5 fee. Those who need occasional pick up, Jim will pick up as needed. Trash must be placed in pre-purchased orange bags. To contact him call 623-4254.
Thurman Emergency Medical Services at 572 High St. is now offering the building for rent for various uses, such as parties, meetings or just about any kind of get-together. A $35 donation is required for use of the building plus a $15 returnable cleaning deposit. The facility has a large parking area and meeting room. To arrange for use of the building, contact Becky at 623-4254 or Sally at 623-4730.
The 5th annual 5K Burgher Dash footrace will be held Saturday, May 31 starting 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.
Rabies clinic scheduled
Warren County Public Health will be holding a rabies clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday April 26 at the Lake George Firehouse at the intersection of Ottawa and Amherst streets.
Pets must be three months of age to receive their first immunization, which will afford them protection for one year. The next shot, a booster, will afford protection for three years and is required one year after the first shot was given. From then on, every three years a booster should be given to protect pets. Both initial and booster shots are given at all clinics scheduled by Warren County Public Health.
A $10 donation is requested for each pet, but no one is turned away due to financial hardship. Bring dogs on leashes and cats or ferrets in carriers. Call Warren County Public Health at 761-6580 with questions.
On a personal note
It would appear that spring is finally here. The warm temperatures are certainly welcome. While it has been a long and cold winter, I think it’s interesting to note that on April 2 of last year we had a spring storm that dropped nearly a foot of white stuff.
I must admit that I do love driving on our country roads during spring. Just this week alone I have spotted a bald eagle flying high over the Schroon River — That was a remarkable sight! A pair of deer crossing the road caught my sons’ and my attention just a few days ago and we both noted that they looked very healthy for such a long winter. And I cannot number the amount of turkeys we’ve seen during our travels; one of note, a tom, was spectacular with a beautiful wattle and the largest beard I’ve ever seen on a turkey!
Special days for Thurmanites
Celebrating an anniversary this week are Bruce and Pat Sherman on April 16.
Celebrating birthdays this week are Gary Rounds and Maurice Combs on April 12; Virginia Mosher, Josh Baird, Dave Baker, Lindsay Galusha and Tom Stoddard on April 13; Natalie Bederian on April 14; Brandon Feiden on April 15; Hugh Pasco, Jr., Wesley Proctor, Jack Schloss and James Binder on April 16; Gina Hill and Lewis Gallup on April 17; and Robert Vopleus, Barb Keene, Norma Galusha, Charlotte Wood, Colleen Dempsey and Gretchen Millington on April 18.