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Jack Wax party celebrates old-time rural traditions

ATHOL - Thurman's Jack Wax Party - set for this weekend - not only follows an age-old North Country tradition, but it is now the only one of its kind left in the area. The annual community party, considered the event to welcome in springtime up here in the hills, features maple sugar ladled over snow as dessert.

But that's just the featured offering. The party includes tables full of savory homemade dishes, infectious mountain music, friendly socializing among townspeople and newcomers, and that indescribable feeling of community - while contributing to the local chapter of the American Cancer Society.

It's all going to happen at the Thurman Town Hall in Athol Saturday March 13, with an all-you-can-eat buffet of covered dishes made by local residents, and there will be local bands playing starting at 4 p.m.

This year, as in the past, the Warren County Ramblers Band will be offering their traditional, down-home country music.

Prices are $10 adults, $5 from age 6 thru 11 and 5 and under are free.

If you have never tasted this old fashioned caramel-style dessert, heard real North Country music or experienced home-town socializing, don't miss it at the Jack Wax get-together this Saturday.

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