Carolers, Christmas donors thanked

Parishioners of the Thurman Baptist Church and friends in the community were out in full -force the evening of Dec. 14 singing Christmas Carols to shut-ins and senior residents of the area. This old-fashioned tradition is still bringing smiles and good cheer to our neighborhood.

Singers ranged from age four to 83, and their voices blended in remarkable harmony. Thank you, singers, for coming out in the cold to bring happiness to others!

Neighbors who received Christmas Baskets from the Thurman Committee would like to thank all who in any way helped to fill these beautiful baskets. One caller said it was like getting a Christmas hug from so many caring people.

Meetings scheduled locally

An Occupancy Tax meeting will be held at the Town Hall 10 a.m. Fri. Jan. 16 to entertain proposals for tourism-related events in town during 2009.

Area residents are urged to attend and either propose their concepts or hear the plans of others. The meeting is open to the public and all organizations.

Free instruction is being offered Sun. Jan. 11 on how to drive an emergency vehicle. The class is sponsored by the Thurman Emergency Medical Squad, and will be held at their building on High St.

Also, a CPR course is planned for Sun. Jan. 18 at the squad building. Both events are open to the public. Call Jill at 683-2602 for details.

The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club will meet at noon Sat. Jan. 17 for a covered-dish luncheon and a brief business meeting. Participants are asked to bring a snack item or a useful item to help fill a box that will be sent to Iraq. Membership dues are still $10 annually, and new members are always welcome. Call Norma at 623-9425 for details.

The Thurman Emergency Squad meeting is at 6 p.m. Sun. Jan. 11 at the High St. Squad Building. At this time there is a need for more volunteers. For additional information call Jill at 683-2602 or attend the meeting.

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