This event features great socializing, an all-you-can eat buffet and it’s topped off with a dessert of genuine jack wax, or maple syrup on snow. The event also annually features mountain music.

Jack wax parties have been held by North Country folks forever, and this confection, it has been said, probably originated with the Native Americans.

In a Thurman diary from 1930, the writer tells of a jack wax party held at Athol Methodist Church, which once stood between town hall and the Harris House.

This event raised funds for the church, but one year the call went out to help the family of a young local boy stricken by leukemia. The next year, the church had closed and the young boy's life had been lost. Organizers decided to carry on the tradition of hosting the meal, and to donate the funds to the American Cancer Society. This year marks 53 years that the dinner has been held for this purpose.

Greetings from our retiring judge

Thurman’s Hon. Filomena Riviello would like to sincerely thank the people of Thurman for giving her the opportunity to serve as their Town Justice for the past four years. Riviello adds that it has been truly and honor and privilege.

Upcoming activities and events

The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the town hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For details, contact Myra at 623-2633.

The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month. It will run Friday, Dec. 21 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. This will be the last trip of 2012 and also the last chance to do some holiday shopping before Christmas. Those who wish to go, call Laura by Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 623-9281.

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