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Over the Fence

Athol-Thurman

— The Kenyontown Methodist Church on Valley Road is planning a picnic supper at 7 p.m. Aug. 17. If it rains, the meal will be held inside. Everyone is invited to join; just bring your family and a dish to pass. For information, call 623-3940.

The annual Russell family reunion is being held Saturday Aug. 13 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Echo Lake Fish Hatchery pavilion. Everyone should bring a dish to pass for the picnic lunch. Also bring your camera as well as some old family “fish tales” you’d like to share. For details, call 623-3843.

The Gleaning free food distribution program, now locally administered, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16 at the Thurman Town Hall. Those attending should call 623-9649 before making the trip to make sure the new local organizers have accomplished all they need to do to hold the session.

Those who seek to know more about the bygone era locally are urged to participate in an upcoming tour Saturday, Sept. 17 of four historic Thurman homes in Thurman. The event begins with a luncheon at the town hall at 11:45 a.m., followed at 12:45 p.m. with a trolley trip. Prices for the narrated trip are $13 for the tour, $7 for lunch, or both for $20. This special event is offered by the John Thurman Historical Society. Participants must pre-register by calling 623-2692. The four trip destinations are the Thomas Gallup farm, the Orley Needham place, the old stock farm, and the home of Will and Myra Cameron.

A fundraiser event to increase awareness of mitochondrial disease will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 26 and 27 at Adirondack Ambiance gallery on Rte. 418 in Thurman. Attending will be watercolor artist Joe McChesney. On sale at the event, to benefit the area mitochondrial association, will be note cards bearing Adirondack scenes painted by Anne Rohe. For details, see: www.Mitohopeandhelp.com or call 623-3600.

On a personal note:

Local residents celebrating birthdays this week are Kim Schmidt on Aug. 13; Spencer Cameron on Aug. 14; Mike Russell, Bill Lucia, and Noah Persons on Aug. 15; Bernie McQuade, Myrtle Buyce, Joe Mosher, and Thomas Russell on Aug. 16; Doreen Cooper on Aug. 17; Eileen Annis, Kathleen Curley and Evie Tucker on Aug. 19.

Get well wishes go out to Shirley Russell, Earle Dibble, Tina Parker, Ken Ackley, Joan Murphy, Suzie Baker, Barb Baker, Faith Schemerhorn, and Jim Gallup.

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