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Veterans dinner to be held

The John Thurman Historical Society will be hosting a free pot luck dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, for all local veterans and service personnel from Saratoga to Pottersville — and their family members — at the Thurman Town Hall. Family members of deceased veterans are also invited to participate.

If you would like to make a donation of a covered dish entrée, contact Joan at 623-2007. Dishes of food may be dropped at the town hall, no later than 5 p.m. Oct. 1.

Fall Farm Tour coming up

The annual Thurman Fall Farm Tour, which has showcased the various aspects of life in Thurman, is to be held on Oct. 12.

Nettle Meadow Farm, located at 484 South Johnsburg Road, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Grafton Street Trio will perform from noon to 2:30 p.m.

Martin’s Lumber and Lucyann’s Artistry is located at 280 Valley Road and will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Stop by here for woods walks complete with explanations on sustainable forestry; Milling & Sterling jewelry & paper bead demos; hands-on bead winding/paper box folding; spoon carving, etc.

Valley Road Maple Farm located at 190 Valley Road will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with pancake breakfasts served both Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a presentation about geocaching and a mini treasure hunt.

Whitefield’s Farm, located at 95 Mountain Road, will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering tours of their barn and pumpkin painting. Their farm stand will be open with pumpkins and winter squash on sale.

Toad Hill Maple Farm at 151 Charles Olds Road will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring sugarhouse tours, product samples, sales of maple products, wagon rides through their pasture, and sugaring demonstrations. Raffle drawings and the Thurman Fire Co. barbecue will be held at Toad Hill from noon to 5 p.m. The meal is $10 for a half chicken, coleslaw, baked beans and dessert.

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