The Thurman Quilting Group has an update on their “Quilts for Kids” project — they received a lovely thank-you letter from the project sponsors, and these busy women are preparing to send more quilts out. The ladies recently crafted a lot of quilts for youngsters in Moore, Oklahoma, whose homes were destroyed — and their lives were disrupted — by the violent tornado that tore through their town.

‘Barefoot Boys’ to perform

All are invited to attend the Monday July 15 edition of Thurman’s Concert in the Park series to hear the band that’s impressed audiences all over the northeastern U.S. with their authentic folk songs, sea shanties and mountain tunes.

The Barefoot Boys’ members are Tom Wetmore, Rich Bala and Tom White and they play timeless songs and a wide variety of traditional instruments. The critically acclaimed group been featured at various traditional music festivals as well as performing at prominent venues.

In addition to the great music this week, there will also be a fireworks display. The July 1 fireworks had to be rescheduled to July 15 due to rain. The music starts at 7 p.m. and the fireworks display starts at dusk.

Gardeners, crafters and artisans are still being sought for the Market in the Park that accompanies the concert series. Those who would like to reserve an 8’x8’ space, call the Thurman Town Hall at 623-9649.

Activities & events in the hills

Mark your calendar for the Thurman Station Wilderness Heritage Corridor Showcase to be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 27. The event will feature about 40 businesses, organizations and artisans from Thurman and its surrounding towns. We hear there will be something for everyone at this premier event.

The Glens Falls YMCA will be having a 125 Birthday Bash from 6 p.m. to midnight July 24 in Crandall Park. This free event will feature a movie, fireworks, music, children’s activities, refreshments and more.

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