Safety reminders as fall arrives

If you haven’t taken measures to service your home heating equipment already, a reminder that it is important to do so. It’s vital that an annual service of furnaces and wood stove is conducted to ensure safe operation.

It is also time to consider changing batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Additionally, every family should have an escape plan with a location where all family members will meet in case of an emergency in effect.

Activities & events in the hills

The Thurman Youth Commission would like to remind residents of the upcoming annual children’s Halloween party set for 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Thurman Town Hall. Children are urged to wear their Halloween costumes to the event, because there will be prizes given for the funniest, scariest and most original getups in each age group. There will also be crafts, games, and an assortment of goodies to eat. In addition, there will be door prizes and a raffle of Halloween baskets.

Thurman’s Country Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Cheryl Kenyon will be heading up the event once again, and she reminds people that vendor space is limited to 17 tables. The fee for reserving a spot is $10. To inquire about availability, contact Cheryl at 623-9718.

The county-sponsored senior bus service to Glens Falls will run Friday, Oct. 25 and is free to seniors age 60 and over. This service will take you to just about any location in Glens Falls, whether it’s grocery shopping, getting your hair done or a doctor’s appointment. Those who wish to go, call Laura by Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 623-9281.

Thurman Connections Snowmobile Club holds their meetings on the last Friday of the month at their clubhouse on Bear Pond Road. The next meeting is to be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 25. For more information, call Doug Needham at 623-9234.

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