‘Old Home Days’ coming up
Thurman will be celebrating Warren County’s Bicentennial next weekend, with their Old Home Days event occurring Friday June 14 and Saturday June 15.
Events start June 14 at 6:30 p.m. with a ceremony to rededicate the Veteran’s Memorial that used to be in front of the Thurman Town Hall years ago — some older residents may recall it being named the Honor Roll. The service will take place at the pavilion on Veterans Memorial Field nearby. Members of American Legion Post 446 will be participating in the ceremony.
Following the service, the Warren County Ramblers will play from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday June 15, vendors are to be set up at the pavilion.
Saturday afternoon, well-known re-enactor Phil Jessen will be portraying Thurman settler Stephen Griffing at 3 p.m. in a ten-minute monologue. Griffin’s homestead still stands at Thurman Station, and the home is now the home furnishings enterprise Adirondack Ambiance.
Entertainment follows, with Vintage Country performing from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. This duo consists of Mark and Leticia Arrington playing an array of instruments, bringing country favorites to life.
The Stringdusters are to follow, playing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with fireworks concluding the days events a dusk.
Also at Thurman Station on Saturday June 15 is the “Wilderness Heritage Corridor Showcase Preview,” from 11 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. at Thurman railroad station, on state Rte. 418 just past the bridge over the Hudson River.
This free event features displays and demonstrations highlighting the region’s rural traditions of trade, trains and tourism. Live mountain music is to be provided for folks’ listening pleasure. For details: call 623-9305 or see: www.thurmanstation.org.
Vendors sought for concert series
Thurman’s Summer Concert Series will once again be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday nights during July and August, and any resident interested in setting up a vendor space to sell their wares is welcome. This opportunity is free to Thurman residents — simply call the town hall at 623-9649 to reserve a space.