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Friday’s activities begin at 5 p.m. with a ceremonial rededication of the Thurman Veterans’ Memorial that stood in front of the town hall years ago. To occur on Flag Day, the ceremony is to be held in the pavilion on Veteran’s Memorial Field behind the Thurman Town Hall. We hear that the American Legion will take part in the ceremony.

Hoddy Ovitt and the Warren County Ramblers, a local favorite mountain-music band, will be performing from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. following the ceremony.

The following day, Vintage Country will play from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and The Stringdusters will perform from 7 to 9 p.m., followed by a fireworks display at dusk.

A small encampment of re-enactors is scheduled to recreate life from centuries ago Friday and Saturday. We hear that there will also be a re-enactor portraying local historical figure Stephen Griffing on Saturday, June 15, at about 3 p.m. at the field.

Concerts return for summer 2013

Thurman will once again be holding the Summer Concert series Monday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. during the Months of July and August — and vendors are now being sought for the accompanying Market in the Park. Reserving a sale table is free to Thurman residents and only takes a call to the Town Supervisor’s office to reserve a space. This is an ideal way to sell your wares or fresh produce from your garden or handmade crafts. Come on Thurmanites, show our guests what we have to offer!

Additionally, Supervisor Wood is also looking for groups in town who would like to sponsor concessions for a few of the concerts in the series. Any group representative interested should call Evelyn at 623-9649.

Activities and events in the hills

Giffy’s Bar-B-Q is coming back to Warrensburg Elementary School on Friday, June 7. The event will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the front circular parking lot of the Elementary School. Be sure to get tickets early as last year they sold out. Tickets are available in the main office of the Elementary School for $10 each.

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