Athol-Thurman 7/4/09

Irv West launching programs for local youth

Local resident and community activist Irv West has re-joined the recreation commission, and he and the commission are aiming to offer new programs for townspeople.

West, who was formerly head of YMCA parenting classes and for years served as Thurman Youth Commission Director, will be offering counseling for parents and teens. Those interested may make appointments by calling the town hall at 623-9649.

Another project the Irv and the commission is offering for children, is a program in which they plant their own garden. Each child will have an area for veggies or flowers on the hill above the Harris House, West said. Sign up for this opportunity at the Thurman Town Hall.

West said he's starting up a nature explorer's club, a search and rescue team, as well as a basketball league, if enough are interested.

Folks are urged to get involved by signing up soon and joining in these activities. Adult volunteers who would like to help with these programs, are asked to leave their names and phone numbers at the town hall.

Local groups set meetings, events

The Southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Friday July 10 at the town hall. All those who enjoy riding on safe trails are welcome to join in this family-oriented club. For more information, call 623-1007.

The free county-sponsored bus service for all residents age 60 or over will make a trip to Glens Falls on Friday July 10 for a day of shopping or appointments. Reserve a bus seat by calling Laura by Wednesday evening 623-9281. If this is your first trip she may need directions to your home or where you will be picked up.

The John Thurman Historical Society will meet at the Thurman Town Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday July 7. The main topic will be "Researching Local History" with a special guest speaker Glenn Pearsall. The public is invited to attend. Anyone who wishes to join the Society can call 623-2007 for information or stop by the meeting.

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