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Last chance to get your tickets for the Vigilant Hose Company’s Annual Spring Fling on Saturday, June 10, 2017, at Mount St. Mary’s University’s East Campus (behind the ARCC). There will be $30,000 given in prizes, along with live music, games, and much more! View the advertisement on page 3 for how to get your tickets today!

The Home Run Car Show, presented by Golden Gears Car Club of Frederick, will be held on Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick. Show features raffles, food, prizes, an auction, music, exhibits, and more! Free parking and admission to public. View the advertisement on page 25 for more information.

The much-anticipated annual Guardian Hose Company Carnival will be held July 10-15, 2017, at the Carnival Grounds on East Main Street in Thurmont. The carnival features live music every night, food, games, raffles, rides, a parade (July 13), and much more! View the advertisement on page 9 for more details and on how to pre-order your tickets.

Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market will be held every Saturday, starting June 3 through September 23, 2017, from 9:00 a.m.-noon., at the Municipal Parking Lot on South Center Street (behind the PNC Bank). Market features fresh and locally grown vegetables, fruits, and homemade products. View the advertisement on page 28 for more information.

It’s time to be thinking about your entries for the 61st Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show! Exhibits may be entered on Thursday night, September 7, 2017, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., and/or Friday morning, September 8, 2017, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Exhibits must be removed on Sunday, September 10, 2017, between 3:00-6:00 p.m.

There will be changes made to some of the department classes. Most notably, changes have been made to the photography exhibits in the Junior, Youth, and Adult Departments, with the following rules: No photos should be in frames, glass, or other holders; all photos should be clear and free of any writing, including the camera recording date; no nude, obscene, or distasteful photographs will be accepted; no other sizes will be accepted in each department; photographs not printed on photo paper will be excluded from the competition; photos must conform to department rules and photo mat or poster board may be in any color.

Junior Department (ages ten and under) photo entries must be submitted as a 4×6 photo printed on photo paper and centered on 5×7 photo mat or poster board; Youth Department (ages eleven through eighteen) must be submitted as a 5×7 photo printed on photo paper and centered on 8×10 photo mat or poster board; and Adult Department (over age eighteen) entries must be submitted as an 8×10 photo printed on photo paper and centered on 11×14 photo mat or poster board.

The Community Show Committee voted to obtain new photography exhibit display racks, so that photos are properly displayed. The new guidelines conform to many shows and fairs across the state.

In early August, the Community Show premium books will be available at local businesses, and the Community Show website ( will have all the entry exhibit listing and schedule of activities.