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Athol-Thurman

Churches plan holiday events

The Christ Community Church in Athol will have a Christmas Candlelight Service Saturday, Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. Members of the congregation encourage everyone to attend and help celebrate the birth of Jesus.

The Thurman Baptist Church will have a candlelight service at 6 p.m. Christmas Eve at the South Johnsburg Road church. They also have an adults Christmas party at 6 p.m. Dec. 17. The event includes a gift exchange. Those attending are asked to bring a gift for their own gender an a dish to pass for the dinner.

The following day — Sunday, Dec. 18 — the Sunday school Christmas program will begin at 11 a.m.

The Kenyontown Methodist Church, located on Valley Road in Thurman, will have a special Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 18, featuring Nashville recording artists Reynolds & Dunn as special guests for the service.

Events and activities in the hills

Put on your dancing shoes and bring your appetite for the dance party set for Saturday, Dec. 17 at the Northwoods Inn on Bear Pond Road. This establishment, which has a colorful history, is holding these celebrations every other Saturday. The entrance donation of $15 is collected at the door. A deejay provides music and lessons in line dancing. Both line dancing and couples dancing finishes off the night. We hear the first such party held recently was a great success. Watch this column for upcoming dates in January.

The Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23 at the Bear Pond Road location. On the agenda will be ideas for developing new trails in the area. As this event is so close to Christmas, those planning to attend may want to call 623-9234 to confirm the event before venturing out.

The senior bus for all town residents age 60 or older is available to pick up riders at home and take them all to Glens Falls for a day of shopping or for appointments. The next trip is set for Friday, Dec. 23.

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