Reception slated for Sarah Farrar | Athol-Thurman

Reception slated for Sarah Farrar

The Friends of Richards Library are holding a retirement reception for long-time library director Sarah Farrar at 1 p.m. Dec. 1. The public is welcome to come to the library for the reception and wish Farrar well for her nearly 40 years of work at the helm of Richards Library, a cultural center for Warrensburg and Thurman.

New library director Michael Sullivan, who assumes the Farrar’s post on Jan. 1, said this week he plans to attend the event — so the reception will be a good time to get acquainted with him.

Local residents help those less fortunate

Gail Needham would like to thank Thurman residents for stepping up to the plate this year to help fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Twenty-two boxes were filled this year and she wishes to express a heartfelt Thank You to every one of you. In particular, one family who was overwhelmingly generous filled six of these boxes. Shoeboxes are being prepared to be shipped out within the week to needy children all over the world.

Snowmobile clubs here have long history

The Thurman Connection Snowmobile Club, founded in summer 1996, has since accomplished a lot on behalf of sled enthusiasts in the area.

By Sept. 4, 1996 the club became incorporated with 50 members. The founders realized that Thurman represented the missing link between the Prospect Mountain trails and Speculator.

Knowing that trails providing that vital link once existed on private, state and county lands, the club members worked to re-establish trails by obtaining permission from landowners and government authorities.

Early on, the club’s work was assisted by former members of the first snowmobile club in Thurman, the Schroon-Hudson Ridge Runners — they helped the Thurman Connections members locate some of the old trails. The snowmobile enthusiasts spent endless hours locating trails, which included examining tax maps and obtaining names and addresses of property owners.

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