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Fall Farm Tour expanded

On of the more popular annual events in Thurman will feature an expanded lineup of activities this year, organizers have said.

The Thurman Fall Farm Tour, planned for Oct. 12, is to include more family-friendly events, according to Wini Martin.

She said this week that the Farm Tour’s various tour sites are to host extra activities and guests to add to the fun.

We hear there will be wagon rides, demonstrations of wood carving, and perhaps some lumberjack activities.

In keeping with tradition, Valley Road Maple Farm will be open both Saturday and Sunday serving up a pancake breakfast. Thurman Fall Farm Tour is one day only this year,al though to retain tradition, Valley Road Maple Farm will be open for a pancake breakfasts both Saturday and Sunday.

The Thurman Quilt Show, traditionally held with the Thurman Fall Farm Tour, is now seeking vintage quilts to be shown at the event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have an old quilt you would like displayed, contact Avis at 623-9921.

Playground work postponed

The date for the reconstruction of the Warrensburg Elementary Playground has been rescheduled to Aug. 8 through 11 due to conflicts with the company that is supplying the equipment.

The playground development project is in its final stage, and the Warrensburg Central School PTSA needs volunteers to help see this to fruition. If you could volunteer just a few hours to help build this or would like to donate refreshments, contact PTSA Treasurer Adrienne Bell at 260-6834.

Over the fence

Reviewing the calendar, it’s interesting to note that a significant anniversary has arrived this week. Twelve years ago, on July 15, 2001, the Thurman Emergency Squad was formed by dedicated volunteers.

Prior to this date, the squad was operated by the Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. Following a trend statewide, the squad members decided that the training requirements and state statutes made a joint agency unwieldy, and they decided to spin off their group to best serve the local citizens.

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