Jack Wax Party— true to tradition

The 54th annual Thurman Jack Wax Party held March 9 was a huge success! More than 150 tickets were sold and servings were sold out by 6:30 p.m. A preliminary accounting indicates we raised $1,865 — all to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The winners of the Basket Raffles were Jeannie Jenkins, a member of the band performing at the dinner who won the Maple Basket donated by Adirondack Gold Maple Farm; and the St. Patty’s Day Basket was donated by the Thurman Youth Commission. The Believe & Faith Basket, also donated by the Thurman Youth Commission, was won by David & Gretchen Millington. Bea Karr won Nettle Meadow Farm’s basket of assorted cheeses and kindly donated some of the cheeses to the members of the band – talk about giving back! The winner of the first pair of round-trip tickets on the Saratoga & North Creek Railway was Bill Liebl. The winners of the second pair of train tickets were Rod and Mary Kenyon. The pair of bluegrass festival tickets were won by Tuck and Arlinda Birdsall.

A personal Thank You goes out to many volunteers at the party — beyond those mentioned in the main Jack Wax article — including Adrienne Gliha-Bell, Gretchen Millington, David Millington, Tina Parker, George Chonko, Cynthia Hyde, Susan Jennings, Paula Hubert, Emma Feiden and Aiden Templeton for helping set up the hall in preparation for this event. Also, to Derrick, Paisley, and Winni Conine for taking care of my son, Nolan on Sunday when we were all busy cleaning up. Also, thanks to Tuck Birdsall for selling tickets and to Nancy Decker for manning the basket raffles. Incidentally, Bob Sheppler’s homemade raspberry-filled and maple-filled cookies were a huge hit with folks attending.

Appreciation goes to the area maple producers who donated their savory maple syrup for the Jack Wax dessert: Charlie and Michelle Wallace of Hidden Hollow Maple Farm, Cheryl and Marc Kenyon of Adirondack Gold Maple Farm, Mike Hill of Valley Road Maple Farm, and Randy and Jill Galusha of Toad Hill Maple Farm — they also donated a ham as well. Appreciation also goes to Rex Reynolds Jr. and Irene Hall who donated a gallon.

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