Turkey spared the hatchet in radio promo | Athol-Thurman

Turkey spared the hatchet in radio promo

There is a very lucky turkey who has taken up residence at Nettle Meadow Farm in Thurman after facing the axe just days before Thanksgiving. In a promotional stunt for 100.3 The Point, Whitefield’s Free Range Farm and Nettle Meadow Goat Farm and Sanctuary collaborated on saving the life of a turkey. His name is Paul McTurkey and he will be joining Stevie Nicks as a sanctuary animal at Nettle Meadow. Thurman Station Association and Perky Granger’s Fiction Among Friends have each donated a bag of cracked corn to feed Mr. McTurkey.

The radio station was trying to achieve the goal of getting 3,000 “likes” on Facebook by Thanksgiving, and it appears they did just that. Paul has settled in well at the goat farm and we hear he has hit it off famously with Stevie Nicks!

Writing workshop scheduled in Wrnsbg.

Heather Haskins, a writer, blogger and writing instructor from Clifton Park will teach a writing class in Warrensburg on the four Wednesdays in February from noon to 2 p.m. The four-session course is open to those who wish to learn more about writing memoir and/or fiction. Classes will be held at Willows Bistro, 3749 Main St., Warrensburg, and the fee will include lunch supplied by the Bistro. Sign-ups are requested by Jan. 15.

Advance payments of $148 per person can be made by contacting Perky Granger at PersisGranger@aol.com or (352) 463-3089. The fee will cover all four workshops and four Bistro luncheons which will include soup of choice, salad, toast points, coffee/tea and cookie or cream puff. This would make a perfect gift for the writer on your Christmas shopping list. Participants are limited to 10.

Local girl scouts active for the holidays

The Warrensburg Girl Scouts will be selling baked goods, soups, breakfast sandwiches and beverages at the town hall during Christmas in Warrensburgh from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. They will also be making crafts with children attending. That evening the Girl Scouts will be singing Christmas carols and decorating the town tree with their homemade Christmas ornaments at the tree lighting ceremony.

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