A crowd remained through the 2012 Thurman Jackwax Party to hear Hoddy Ovitt and his Warren County Ramblers play mountain music while others enjoyed the buffet dinner. The audience at this age-old tradition in rural Thurman asked Ovitt to play extra songs well past closing time. The party heralds the onset of spring with the traditional confection of maple syrup ladled onto snow.The 2013 Thurman Jackwax Party is set for
Athol The famed Thurman Jack Wax party, which for generations has heralded the arrival of spring — while raising money for charity — is just weeks away, so reserve the date for this hometown get-together that features an delicious all-you-can eat buffet.
Plans call for a wide variety of dishes, including entrees of ham, and turkey. One outstanding offering slated for the event is macaroni and cheese by the renowned Nettle Meadow Farm. Of course, topping off the meal will be the dessert of genuine Jack Wax — maple syrup ladled out over snow or ice shavings.
Hoddy Ovitt & The Warren County Ramblers will be providing traditional mountain music from 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Volunteers, however, are needed to assure that this beloved tradition is as successful in 2013 as it has been in the past.
This will be 54 years the event has taken place and all the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society. Incidentally, we hear that representatives of the American Cancer Society will be attending the party to recognize the Jack Wax party’s longevity.
Note that a Facebook event page named Jack Wax Party 54th Annual has been set up where people can sign up to donate food items or volunteer their time — or you can contact me, Kathy Templeton, at 623-2967 or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.