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Athol-Thurman

Gardeners & artisans sought

The first of 2012’s summer concerts in the Thurman town park — offered weekly on Mondays — was very enjoyable July 2 and it had a great turnout.

The fireworks show was spectacular — however, there were no local vendors, gardeners or artisans, as was expected.

Thurman residents who wish to sell their wares at the weekly concerts are urged to call the town hall at 623-9649 to reserve a space. Set up time for the market is 6:30 p.m.

This week’s free Monday concert will feature Hoddy Ovitt and the Warren County Ramblers with their traditional bluegrass tunes.

A favorite in our region, this bluegrass group showcases Ovitt on guitar and six-string banjo; Johnny Mosher on mandolin, guitar and lead vocals; Kenny Myers picking bass and Pete Bolster on guitar.

Light refreshments will be available. Youngsters can enjoy the playground at the field. Guests may wish to bring a comfortable chair and wear layered clothing for varying Adirondack weather.

Churches offer varied activities

The Thurman Baptist Church has had a strong presence in the Thurman community since the late 1800s. Located in the north end of town at 380 South Johnsburg Road, the church welcomes people of all ages to their Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., followed by worship services at 11 a.m.. Sunday evening services are held at 6 p.m., and a prayer meeting on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

In addition, the church has a youth group, plus a “Senior Saints” organization with activities for those aged 50 and over, a Young Adults group for those 18 through 49, and a Vacation Bible School for all ages. the church also sponsors missions conferences and a nursing home ministry.

The Kenyontown United Methodist Church is located at 304 Valley Road near the intersection with Garnet Lake Road South. Services include: Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.; Sunday worship service at 11 a.m.; and Bible Study at 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each month.

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