Get cookin' for the Jackwax Party

Get cookin' for the Jackwax Party

Thurman town residents are asked to plan ahead for the annual Jackwax Party at the Town Hall - not only by getting a recipe ready, but by reserving March 14 for a enjoyable annual event.

All townsfolk will be asked to donate a covered dish which will be their contribution to the local fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.

The dinner begins at 4 p.m. with a wide variety of foods and the meal is topped off with jackwax, the traditional backcountry sugar-on-snow confection for dessert. Call Helen at 623-2909 and let her know what you can do to help.

Over the fence

Is it spring cleaning time at your house? As you sort and clean, remember to keep the items aside that you plan on including in Thurman's townwide sale coming up in May.

A big "Thank You" goes out to Lisa Baker and the Girl Scout troops who recently conducted a food drive which benefited the local food pantry at the Thurman Town Hall and special thanks also go to the scouts who brought in the "Birthday Bags."

The basement of the Thurman Town Hall is full of all sizes of clothing, from infant to "XX large," which is offered at no charge to all residents. Stop by soon to check for your family's needs, as this venture will close April 1. Get next year's winter coats of clothing while you can. Stop by 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. any weekday. For information, call 623-9649.

Big gripes have been heard recently concerning cats in the neighborhood, which seem to be strays or those that like to leave a scent behind. One person who hangs clothes on an enclosed porch is getting tired of re-washing the same clothes over and over because of the stench, she says. Another had company at their home and when ready to leave four their car saturated with the smell. This was embarrassing particularly because the homeowner had no cats. Many callers would like to see a leash law for cats and all pets, while others ask why we don't have a neutering program that is affordable.

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