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As I write this, our first winter storm is on its way to drop 6 to 9 inches of snow on us, so my plans will include a building a snow man, the first one in three years!

Over the fence

Dozens of people collaborated in our town’s heart-warming holiday charity, and we hear their efforts are much appreciated.

Cheryl Kenyon has told me that many area residents were very pleased to be on the list to receive Christmas Baskets this year.

Pastor Nathan and Amber Herrmann will be hosting a New Year’s Eve party at their home at 6 p.m. Dec. 31 and they invite the public to attend.

A warm “Thank You” goes out to all the members of Thurman Fire Co. for so kindly adopting many children on the Christmas holiday, making sure they had a few toys under the tree — Job well done!

Barbara Turner also expressed deep appreciation to all those planning or turning out for a fundraiser to help her deal with burdensome expenses while she fights off cancer. The party, held at the Thurman Town Hall in mid-November, featured no less than 98 gift baskets which were raffled off.

Also, her friends sold T-shirts to those attending — and the town hall was filled to capacity, demonstrating the community’s generosity and caring attitude, Turner said.

“Everyone was so wonderful,” Turner said. “I can’t imagine how I could ever pay you all back — Thanks from the bottom of my heart!”

Activities & events in the hills

There was an error in last week’s edition of the Thurman column in regard to the Sugar Loaf Seniors Club. The group will indeed be holding meetings in January, February, and March on the third Saturday of the month at 11:30 a.m. Membership dues of $10 will be collected at the January meeting.

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