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Athol-Thurman 1-8-11

Carolers spread cheer through town

Just after dark Dec. 18, if you thought the four or five cars creeping up local roadways was a wagon train, it was - loaded with some happy Christmas carolers who were delivering cheer with their melodious voices to area neighbors. In stop after stop, 42 kind folks, ranging in age from 6 to some in their 80's, piled out of the vehicles, dressed in warm coats, hats and mittens and sang old-fashioned carols in perfect tune, filling each home with the spirit of Christmas. Can you believe the group included a little girl handing out a Christmas basket full of home baked goodies? This age-old tradition is such a delight to all - and is greatly appreciated! Thanks go to the Thurman Baptist church singers for coming out in the cold night air, and delivering such a wonderful holiday present to so many!

The carolers traveled many roads in Thurman and sang in 14 different homes. At the end of their day, they all gathered at the home of Myrtle Buyce where they enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies. Carolers express their thanks to Mrs. Buyce for her hospitality.

Personal news

Happy Birthday wishes go out Jan. 10 to Gail Needham, Jean Rumble, Lorrie Smith, Chip Aldrich, and Matt Kennedy; to Hial Hall IV, Lonna Sonley, and Cynthia Fowler, Jan 11; John Baker and Cassie Mott, Jan. 13; and Kristen Frasier, Jan. 14.

Get well wishes go out to Carol Hall, Ed Binder, Geri Howe, Brenda Webster and Barb Keene.

Irene Hall of Hudson Street, accompanied by her daughter Brenda and her grandson, recently took a weekend trip to Oxford, Mass., where they visited the newest family member, month-old Alexis Jalyn, daughter of Thomas and Stephanie Hall. While in the area they stayed with Irene's son Ric and Paula Hall and all enjoyed a day of visiting and catching up on recent events.

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