Ryan Tokar, Thurmont Little League
The 2022 Fall Ball season has come to an end at Thurmont Little League (TLL). Along with the typical rain cancelations and loss of daylight, this year brought some unusual challenges, as two of our main fields were closed for the bulk of the season due to maintenance. Without a lighted field, our schedulers had to get creative in order to get as many games in as possible, sometimes having to play more road games than usual. Despite that, our coaches persevered and continued to provide a positive playing experience for everyone involved. Players learned a lot and had a bunch of fun in the process.
In addition to a full slate of games, the league has kept its players, volunteers, and the community busy through a variety of other activities. In late September, TLL hosted its annual Family Movie Night. Over 150 people showed up on a beautiful fall evening to watch Angels in the Outfield…on the outfield grass! Free glowsticks were handed out to all of the children in attendance, courtesy of J&B Real Estate Agent Elle Smith, while the TLL concession stand served up free popcorn and other goodies.
Finally, TLL ended the season with some Halloween fun. On Sunday, October 23, the league held its second annual Trunk or Treat event. Over 20 vendors/families participated in this extremely fun event, decorating their spaces and handing out treats to the kids. It was a perfect fall evening, and the Thurmont community came out in full force. There were over 300 children in attendance, many with their parents, older siblings, and even grandparents. It was a great night for the whole family to enjoy!
TLL passed out free hot chocolate, cider, and cookies to the massive crowd. Throughout the evening, there was also a variety of guessing games and a costume parade that was held at the end to select winners for a variety of categories. Prizes were given out to the following participants: Cutest—Baby Octopus (Bristol Nash), Scariest—Joker Clown, Most Original—The King of Pop (Baylor Lewandowski), and Best Group Costume—Sea Creatures (The Little family). The award for best decorated trunk this year went to Heather Lawyer of Gateway Automotive for “Candy Corn Lane.”
As always, this event would not have been possible without the support of our amazing local businesses and community members. Head over to our Facebook page for all of the trunk photos and a listing of our participants.
The break between the fall and spring seasons is a very short one. Registrations will be opened in January, so be on the lookout! Be sure to check out our website for more information at www.thurmontlittleleague.com.
Voted best decorated trunk, “Candy Corn Lane” by Heather Lawyer of Gateway Automotive.