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In an effort to continue their vital service to the community, Thurman Emergency Medical Services has been busy recently raising funds — and they have two events planned for the near future.

The public is urged to attend one or both of the following events:

• A car wash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday April 6 at the Thurman EMS station on High St.. Hot dogs and other food and refreshments will be available for purchase while waiting for your car to be prepared for spring.

•“Keep the Heart Beat Going,” a meal in loving memory of Jamie Haskell and Rachel Daley. The event entails a spaghetti dinner on April 19 at the Thurman EMS headquarters on High St., and the fun starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $3 for children 5 through 12, and free for those under 5 years.

Colorful eggs have long history

My son asked a curious question while we were dying our eggs for Easter: “ Why do we color eggs for Easter?” Hearing this inquiry, I delved into the Internet to research this topic. I learned that many cultures throughout the world have historically traded dyed eggs because they believed they symbolized rebirth. Then, the dyed eggs became connected with Christianity, representing the "rebirth of man.” So in the middle ages, these eggs were featured at Easter, celebrating Jesus’ resurrection, offering mankind a "rebirth" — eggs were dyed and decorated to enhance the significance of the holiday.

Such interesting facts may come to us in our early years or later in life — but knowledge is key to our ever-growing minds and appreciation of life and culture!

Activities and events in the hills

A special meeting of town board, to discuss whether or not to sign a contract with Warrensburg Emergency Medical Services, is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday April 8 at the Thurman Town Hall.

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