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Volunteers sought for Maple Sugar dinner

The famous Jack Wax party, a tradition here in the hills for decades, is coming soon to the Thurman Town Hall - and the event organizers are seeking local people who would like to help out and make it the success it has traditionally been.

Those who've attended through the years can attest to the fact that the food and socializing in recent years has been better than ever!

The Jackwax Party is to be held March 13 beginning at 4 p.m. with dozens of homemade dishes prepared by townspeople spread out for all to enjoy.

There will be mountain-style entertainment by local musicians and an all-you-can-eat buffet with sugar-on-snow for dessert. This annual event is put on to benefit the American Cancer Society. Prices are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 6 to 11, 5, and under are free.

Helpers and volunteers are needed to assist at the Jack Wax Party and all residents are being ask to donate covered dishes or other food items. They can be left on Saturday anytime after 8 a.m. Call Helen or Amanda at 623-2909 and let them know that you can help.

Activities and events in the hills

The YMCA in Glens Falls will be holding a family fun night Friday March 12 with special guests from Radio Disney who will be showing a movie and offering some games. This free family night is from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and all families are invited to attend.

The Sugar Loaf Mountain Seniors Club has canceled the meeting on March 20 at noon at the town hall. They instead will meet on March 24 for an outing in Queensbury. Details will be publicized in this column next week.

Thurman's Maple Weekends

Many sugarhouses will be open to the public Saturday March 13 and Sunday March 14. Tours will be given and demonstrations of how maple syrup gets from the tree to your table. Maps are available, and a pancake breakfast will be served 9 a.m. at the Valley Rd sugar house. For information, call 623-9718.

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