Hamlet Happenings: January

By Kathleen Sullivan
One of the prize winning doors in the 20th Annual “Deck the Doors” holiday contest.

Sullivan First held its 20th Annual “DECK THE DOORS” holiday decorating contest on De­cember 15th. The group toured every road in Hur­leyville on the night of the contest and judged all holiday-decorated doors in the hamlet. Winners of the contest were awarded priz­es furnished by Hurleyville business owners and mem­bers of Hurleyville-Sulli­van First.

The winners were Barba­ra and Jake Fairman, Chris­tina and Maria Frunzi, Ja­mie Gandulla and James Gerrard, Stacy and Jared Lozupone, Cathy and Bob Orlowsky, Sonya and Bob Robinson, Annette and Er­nest “Woody” Wood and the Arati Store.

Prizes for the winners were provided by The Arati Store, Catskill Amuse­ments, Elaine Corrington, Izzy’s aunt, Jampond, QQL Enterprises, LLC, Pickled Owl and Hurleyville Mar­ket on Main.

Everyone interested in the revitalization of Hur­leyville is invited to join Hurleyville-Sullivan First. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the Hurleyville Firehouse.

For more information about Hurleyville and Hurleyville-Sullivan First, please visit www.hurleyvil­leny.com.

There is a permanent exhibit at “The Military Room” at the Sullivan County Museum. The ex­hibit, honoring Sullivan County veterans from the Civil War through Desert Storm, includes uniforms and memorabilia. One of the areas of the exhibit is dedicated to Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, Francis Currey, a long-time resident of Hurleyville.

The museum is interested in hiring someone to shovel snow this winter. Please call Pat Burns at 845-434- 8044 for more information.

The museum, located at 265 Main Street in Hur­leyville, is open on Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:30pm and from Tuesday to Sat­urday from 10:00am to 4:30pm.

Please visit www.scnyhi­story.org for more informa­tion on the Sullivan County Historical Society and the Sullivan County Museum.

The Hurleyville United Methodist Church serves our community in a variety of ways.

The Bread of Life Food Pantry at the church pro­vides food for at least 40 families each week. The food pantry is open each Thursday (except the 1st Thursday of each month) from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. The volunteers at the food pantry also provide free clothing for families-in-need on the last Thursday of each month.