Athol-Thurman 11-7-09

Residents strengthen community ties

Several folks in the area were inspired to brighten some lives locally on Make a Difference Day, which was held on Sunday Oct. 25 rather than the prior Saturday, due to persistent rain.

One couple from over Dippikill way circulated in the region delivering goodies, cupcakes, cookies and candy to families in the area. Personal thanks go to J&L.

Many who had big plans to put a change in someone's day had to cancel because of the flu like illnesses in their families -- Thank you for not spreading the germs!

One lady baked a special cake for an elderly person, while a couple of others paid an overdue visit to a nursing home.

If you know of other happenings, give me a call 623-2580.

Speaking of actions that strengthen community ties, remember 9 years ago when Laurona Dibble started up a Labor of Love cemetery fund, to provide for repairs and replacements of the fence at the Reynolds Cemetery? Donations were mailed in and over a period of four months, $610 in donations were collected from 20 families.

Events and activities for local folks

The Glens Galls YMCA will have a free Family Fun Night Friday Nov. 13. To be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., the event begins with special activities, followed by open gym and swimming.

The YMCA requests that you call 793-3878 and tell them the ages of your children so they can staff accordingly.

The free bus service for seniors will run Friday Nov. 13 to Glens Falls. Those who would like to go, call Laura at 623-9281 and reserve a seat.

The southern Adirondack Four-Wheeler Club will meet at the town hall at 7 p.m. Friday Nov. 13. For information, call Joan at 623-2007.

All filled shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child must be turned in at the Thurman Town Hall by Friday Nov. 13 before noon. For details, call Gail at 623-2335.

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