Athol Thurman 12-5-09

Christmas Bazaar, holiday activities set

Thurman's traditional old-fashioned Christmas sale with lots of homemade gifts and varied, distinctive items and baked goods will open at 9 a.m. Saturday Nov. 28 at the Thurman Town hall. All are welcome to stop by and say hello to neighbors and friends while shopping. Snacks and beverages will be available also.

The annual children's Christmas Party is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday Dec. 12 at the Thurman Town Hall in Athol. The event includes a community tree-trimming, a visit from Santa, gifts, caroling, refreshments, All ages are welcome at the festive, free event, which is sponsored by the Thurman Youth Commission.

The annual calendar of the John Thurman Historical Society calendar is now ready. Dates of important events for 2010 are printed in each month, so that folks can plan ahead. The calendars, which make perfect gifts, are available at the town hall at $8 per copy.

Memory Tree lighting planned

All requests for a Christmas tree ornament in memory of a departed loved one must be submitted to the Thurman Emergency Squad by Friday Dec. 11, as the Thurman Emergency Squad will once again be lighting up a Christmas memory tree this year. The bulbs are $1 each and the tree will be turned on Dec. 12 and kept on until after New Years Day.

Print the name of the person you are remembering and include your name and phone number and mail it before Dec. 11 to Thurman Emergency Medical Services, P.O. Box 114, Athol, NY 12810. Checks can be made out to the Thurman EMS. For details, call Suzie at 623-9810.

Family fun night scheduled

Bring the family to the Glens Falls YMCA for a free family fun night Friday Dec. 11 starting at 7 p.m. The first hour is traditionally planned for special activities, crafts, etc., and then participants go to an open gym for some physical activities or to the YMCA pool for swimming.

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