Athol-Thurman 5/2/09

May Day memories

Today brings us recollections of the "May-basket" day well remembered by many Thurman residents.

In bygone years, it was the special day when children were kept busy making little baskets, then walking to wooded areas to find little wild flowers to put in the basket. The filled surprise was then put on a neighbors' doorstep, after which the child knocked loudly, ran and hid. It was a big thrill to see the lady's surprise to find flowers by her door.

Local organizations to meet

The senior bus runs to Glens Falls on Friday May 8 and is a free service for all residents age 60 or more. Call Laura at 623-9281 to reserve a seat.

The southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club meets at 7 p.m. at the town hall Friday May 8. Visitors are welcome.

Plan ahead for the next Thurman Emergency Medical Services meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday May 10 at the High Street squad building.

On May 6, the new summer town landfill hours begin. The dump will now be open Wednesdays and Fridays from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. The weekend hours remain the same: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

The Mommie and Me preschoolers group will meet May 6 beginning at 10 a.m., and youngsters are invited to come to the youth building to prepare a surprise for Mother's Day, which is May 10. For details, call 623-5024.

Former Thurman resident and local history buff Rev. David Newkirk will the the special guest speaker at the Tuesday May 5 meeting of the John Thurman Historical Society. His program, "Tales of Thurman," is to be held at 7 p.m. in the town hall. Newkirk was pastor of the Kenyontown Baptist Church years ago.

Townwide Sale sign-up days are Friday May 1 and Sat. May 2, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.at the town hall A $3 donation to list your sale will be used for publicity. Let the volunteers know some of your sale items so they can have them listed on the maps to be given out to shoppers.

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