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Consider adopting a pet

Spring is the perfect time to adopt a pet — and choosing a suitable creature from The Pumpkin Fund is an option that is a caring thoughtful method of doing so.

This not-for-profit corporation is dedicated to healing sick or injured pets when their owners can’t afford needed treatment and are likely to choose euthanasia simply because of monetary reasons. It is the organization’s objective that by assisting in the pets’ recovery, the owner’s hearts will be relieved of the anguish of having to face such a difficult decision, and the owner in return will perform a random act of kindness for someone else in the future.

You can reach The Pumpkin Fund via email at: thepumpkinfund@gmail.com.

Activities and events in the hills

The Thurman Volunteer Fire Co. holds their meeting on the Friday of the first full week of the month at the Thurman firehouse. The group’s next meeting is set for 7 p.m. March 8. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, stop in and ask how you can help.

The Thurman Quilting Group holds their meetings every Monday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the town hall. Bring your knitting, sewing, or quilting projects and make some new friends. For more information, call Myra at 623-2633.

Thurman Town Board meetings are routinely held on the second Tuesday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting will be held Tuesday March 12.

Over the fence

With our Thurman EMS in a financial bind, many have asked where they may send monetary donations. The address is :Thurman E.M.S., P.O. Box 114, Athol NY 12810.

Jack Wax reflections

Sitting on my pantry shelf is the original pan used here in Thurman for preparing Jack Wax. It was borrowed from Rex Reynolds, whose mother Jean organized the party for decades. We hear the pan has been used to prepare the tasty confection every year for the Thurman Sugar Party since the year after its inception. Rex has stated that the pan is indeed old and dates back to the 1800s.

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