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Athol-Thurman 10/31/09

The Gleaning food distribution will occur 10 a.m.Tuesday Nov. 3 at the town hall. To confirm since this is election day, call 623-9649.

The Mommy and Me group will meet Friday Nov. 6, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the youth building in Athol. All pre-schoolers from any town or location are welcome to attend. The youngsters have lots of fun making crafty things, snacks are provided. For details, call Jennifer at 623-5024.

Samaritans Purse

The shoe box project must be ready and filled with goodies for the operation Christmas child program by Friday Nov. 13. These filled boxes, plus a $7 check for shipping can be left at the town hall or call Gail at 623-2335. Boxes, pre-decorated, are available at the town hall. Suggested items to go into the boxes are hard candies, hair brushes, combs, toothpaste and brushes, crayons and coloring books, pens, pencils and paper, small toys, socks, T-shirts or other small items. Can you fill one for a child who may otherwise be forgotten this holiday season?

Urging everyone to get out and vote in Tuesday's election, the John Thurman Historical Society will not meet in November. The December meeting will be election of directors and a Christmas party.

The annual Christmas Bazaar at the Thurman town hall will be held Saturday Nov. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those who wish to set up a sale table, call Helen at 623-2909 evenings. Table space is still $5, which is used to help fill the annual Christmas baskets. Space is limited so call as soon as possible. Details will be in next week's Journal column.

Special days in Thurman

Celebrating birthdays on Oct. 31 are Charles Rice, Howard Green Holtz, and Cindy Altman. On Nov. 1, celebrating are Lillian Parker, on Nov. 2, Jerry Cameron and Hiram Kennedy; on Nov. 3, there's Cindy Belden, and John C Haskell; on Nov. 4, Robin Harrison and John Germain; on Nov. 5, Michele Olden and Bill Rounds celebrate; and on Nov. 6, Roseann Lafarr, Randy Gilbert, Bernie Monroe and Robby Benson will be smiling.

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