Athol-Thurman 1-9-10

The town's Occupancy Tax committee will meet at 10 a.m. Friday Jan. 15 at the Glen Lodge. For details, call 623-9649.

The quilting group meets at the town hall at 6:30 p.m. Monday Jan. 11. In case of bad weather, call 623-2633 to confirm.

The Mommie and Me play group will meet from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday Jan. 15 at the town youth building in Athol. All toddler and moms from any town are welcome to attend and join in the fun of craft projects. For details, call 623-5024.

Benefit drive for Vopleus family

A benefit account has been set up at T.D. Bank for Don Vopleus who was airlifted to Albany Medical Center after a falling tree injured him on Nov. 25. Donations to help the family can be left at any branch of the bank. As of Christmas, he was still in the hospital.

Personal news, special days

Celebrating birthdays on Jan. 10 are Gail Needham, Jean Rumble, Lorrie Smith, Chip Aldrich, and Matt Kennedy; and on Jan. 11, Hial Hall IV marks another year.

Cindy Fowler and Lonna Sonley, John Baker and Cassie Mott all celebrate on Jan. 13. Wendy Pasco and Kristen Fraiser add a year on Jan. 14.

A call came in from Nashville, Tennessee asking us to put in special birthday wish to mom Lillian Hayes of Athol on Jan. 16.

The Christmas basket committee expresses thanks to the ladies who helped out by baking goodies and the couples and individuals who helped pack and deliver the nearly 50 baskets to many homes throughout the community, and to all who helped with this effort to bring cheer and glad tidings to area residents.

A big thank you is out to Helen Baker for organizing this operation for many years with keeping the Christmas basket project going.

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