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Vigilant Hose Company’s Spring Fling

Vigilant Hose Company’s much-anticipated annual Spring Fling will be held on Saturday, May 11, at the Activities Building on Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Ticket cost is $100 per ticket and is good for two people; ticket price includes food, drink, entertainment, and chances on drawings. Bring your own tents, canopies, and lawn chairs. Grand prize is $10,000! No payouts less than $500! Purchase and return your tickets by March 1 for two chances at a $1,000 early bird drawing prize. Only 1,000 tickets will be sold. View the advertisement on page 31 for information on how to purchase your tickets today!

Thurmont Community Amb. Company’s Carnival

Mark your calendars now for Thurmont Community Ambulance Company’s Carnival on May 28 through June 1, at the Thurmont Event Complex on Strafford Drive in Thurmont. Come out one night or every night for nightly platters, live music, rides, games, fireworks (May 31), raffles, and much more! Get your pre-sale ride tickets now, and ride from 6:00-10:00 p.m. for $20.00! View advertisement on page 5 for more details and information on how to get your tickets today!

Legacy Livestock Auctions

Legacy Livestock Auction LLC, at 137 Emmitsburg Road in Thurmont, is holding a Livestock Sale on May 10, starting at 6:00 p.m. The Horse & Tack Sale will be held on May 25, starting at 12:00 p.m. for Tack and 3:00 p.m. for Horses. View the advertisement on page 43 for more information.

Graceham Moravian Church’s Spring Yard Sale

Graceham Moravian Church is holding its Annual Spring Yard Sale on June 7-8, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The church is located at 8231-A Rocky Ridge Road in Thurmont. View the advertisement on page 42 for more information.

Tom’s Creek UMC Events

Join Tom’s Creek UMC at The Promised Land, 10918 Taneytown Pike in Emmitsburg, for a free Concert on the Hill, featuring Down East Boys, on May 11 at 6:00 p.m., with a free dinner at 4:45-5:45 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the music! Free-will offering. All are welcome. Mark your calendars for two not-to-be-missed upcoming events: July 6—BBQ Fundraiser (dine in/carry-out); July 27—The Hyssongs Concert on the Hill at 6:00 p.m., with a free dinner at 4:30 p.m. Need mulch? Tom’s Creek United Methodist Church, Emmitsburg, is hosting a “MULCH” FUNDRAISER beginning May 1: $5.00/3-cubic ft. bag Brown Hardwood Mulch or $4.00/20 bags or more. Orders can be picked up at Baughman Farm, 12120 Harney Road in Taneytown.  Contact Curtis Baughman at 443-336-5269 to order mulch or if you have any questions. The mulch can be delivered to you for a goodwill donation. View the advertisement on page 49 for more information.

Bingo — Every Friday Night

The Thurmont Community Ambulance hosts its Friday Night Bingo every Friday! Come out to the Thurmont Event Complex every Friday night to play bingo! Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Bingo also features tip jars, food, and a jackpot up to $1,500! Proceeds benefit Thurmont Community Ambulance. View the advertisement on page 7.

Indian Lookout Shotgun Shoots

Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg will hold its last Shotgun Shoots (12 gauge & 410) on May 5. Registration begins at noon; shoots start at 1:00 p.m. The 3-D Archery Shoots are held Thursday evenings, starting at 5:00 p.m.. View the advertisement on page 30 for more information.

Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company Bingo

Enjoy an evening of Bingo at the Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company in Rocky Ridge on Saturday, May 11. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games starting at 7:00 p.m. Come hungry! Food is available for purchase. View the advertisement on page 36 for more information.

2024 BIG MONEY Cash Bash

Save the date for the 2024 Big Money Cash Bash on Saturday, May 18, at the Thurmont Event Complex on Strafford Drive in Thurmont, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Bring your lawn chairs and canopy! Food, beer, wine coolers, and soda is included. No coolers are allowed. No one under 18 years of age; ID required. No carryouts allowed. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Drawing begins at 11:45 a.m., with a winner every 5 minutes! Ticket holder can win multiple prizes! View the advertisement on page 20 for more details and information on how to purchase your tickets today!

Mighty Tikes Triathlon

Frederick County Parks & Recreation is holding a Mighty Tikes Triathlon (ages 3-5) on Saturday, June 1, from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., at Ballenger Creek Park. Pedal your way through the bike course, then on to the running portion, and finish with water obstacle course! Registration is required: www.recreater.com. View the advertisement on page 7 for more information.

Thurmont Lions Club’s 2024 Sandwich Sales

It’s back! The Thurmont Lions Club is holding its popular sandwich sale at Bell Hill Farm on Rt. 15 in Thurmont on Saturday, May 25, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (or until sold out). The popular sale features pit beef, pork, ham, and turkey sandwiches. View the advertisement on page 10 for more information and for future sale dates.

Mother Seton School’s 39th Annual Carnival

The Mother Seton School’s Carnival is Wednesday, May 29, through Saturday, June 1, at 100 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. The carnival opens at 6:00 p.m., with rides, food, live music, games, and more! View the advertisement on page 13 for more information.

Mt. Tabor Church Park Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for these not-to-be-missed upcoming events at Mt. Tabor Church Park in Rocky Ridge: June 8, 3:00-8:00 p.m.—Taylor Brown’s ELVIS and Yard Sale (Friday and Saturday); July 20, 3:00-8:00 p.m.—Music by Honky Tonk Twins and Yard Sale (Friday and Saturday); August 10, 2:00-8:00 p.m.—Baby Show, music by Tall in the Saddle, plus tractor ride; August 12-17—Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company Carnival; October 11-13, 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.—Ridgefest. View the advertisement on page 19 for more information.

Mother’s Day Tea

Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Thurmont is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea on Saturday, May 11, at the Parish Hall,  from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Enjoy coffee, tea, cupcakes, scones, light sandwiches, and a small silent auction. Linens and jewelry will be on sale. Admission is $12.00 per person and makes a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!  View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.

Catoctin Youth Association Football & Cheer Registration

Registration for Catoctin Youth Association (CYA) programs for grades K-8—Flag Football, Tackle Football, and Cheerleading—is open. Registration deadline is June 30: www.cyafootballcheer.com. View the advertisement on page 24.

Graceham Moravian Church’s Served With Grace Free Dinner

Graceham Moravian Church, located at 8231-A Rocky Ridge Road in Thurmont, will hold its Served With Grace Free Dinner on Monday, May 6, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 42 for more information.

Weller UMC Special Events

Weller UMC in Thurmont is holding Paint With Nancy on May 19, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. Painting is a sunflower. Vacation Bible School is June 21, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., for grades K-5. Lunch is provided. A Thurmont Kountry Kitchen Fundraiser is on June 1, from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Twenty-five percent of all sales go to Weller UMC. View the advertisement on page 61 for more information, as well as for regular Service times.

Seton Center Upcoming Events

The Seton Center on East Lincoln Avenue in Emmitsburg is holding a Father’s Day Raffle, featuring Thurmont’s own “Wait, What?” Sauce and gifts. On June 15, join the Seton Center for a free cookie decorating, sponsored by Awesome Shortbread Cookies. The Seton Center is looking for donations of men’s clothing, especially summerwear. View the advertisement on page 45 for more information.

Good Soil Farms Summer Barn Dance Series

Get ready for some fun and come out to Good Soil Farms in Emmitsburg for its Summer Barn Dance Series, on June 8, July 13, August 31, and September 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 17 for more information.

Huge Yard Sale at Apples UCC

Apples United Church of Christ in Thurmont is holding a Huge Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tons of great stuff of sale! Hot dogs and baked goods will be available. View the advertisement on page 3 for more information.

St. Mark’s Strawberry Festival

St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sabillasville is holding its Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Come and enjoy homemade soups and sandwiches, strawberry pies/sundaes/shortcake, plus a variety of baked goods. View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.

Cinco de Mayo

Join Beth Ohler & Co. of J&B Real Estate on Sunday, May 5, Cinco De Mayo, from 1:00-3:00 p.m., at Thurmont Community Park for a free community event. View the advertisement on page 24.

Thurmont Main Street’s Art & Wine Stroll

Enjoy an evening strolling through Thurmont Main Street on Friday, May 17, from 5:00-8:00 p.m., and meet local artists and artisans; sample wine from local vineyards, handcrafted beer from local breweries , and spirits from distilleries; pick from three food trucks; and enjoy musical entertainment. You won’t want to miss it! And, it’s Preakness Hat Night, so wear your best Preakness Hat while you stroll the streets of Thurmont! A Preakness Hat Judging Contest will be held at 8:30 p.m. at 10Tavern—prizes will be awarded for the top five hats/headpieces! View the advertisement on page 40 for more information.

Thurmont United Methodist Church Programs

Thurmont United Methodist Church (UMC) is holding self-defense classes (for ages 40 and over) on Thursdays, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. Work on both your mental and physical health and learn practical self-defense techniques. Call the church to register for Parents Night Out on the first Saturday of every month, from 4:30-8:30 p.m., where parents get a break while their kids get entertained! Drop off your gently used donations to the Thurmont UMC Community Clothes Closet, which provides free clothing to the public. All Thurmont UMC services and programs are open and free to the community. View the advertisement on page 51 for more information on these programs, as well as the Sunday Services schedule.

Visit Historic Harriet Chapel During Maryland Iron Festival

Make sure to visit Harriet Chapel, located at 12625 Catoctin Furnace Road in Thurmont, during the Maryland Iron Festival on May 18, from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., and May 19, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. On both days, enjoy free Docent-led Tours of its beautiful and historic stone building. On Saturday only, enjoy delicious food, yummy baked goods, and free crafts for the kids. View the advertisement on page 25 for more information.

St. Anthony’s Bingo

St. Anthony’s Shrine in Emmitsburg is holding a Bingo on Saturday, May 4, in St. Anthony’s Upper Hall. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games starting at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy 50/50, tip jars, raffles, and great food! View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.

Vigilant Hose Fire Truck at Jubilee

The Vigilant Hose Company will be at Jubilee in Emmitsburg on Saturday, May 4, from 12:00-2:00 p.m., with the fire truck! Bring the kids to check out the truck, get some goodies, and meet some of our local heroes. View the advertisement on page 64 for more information.

Thurmont First Baptist Church Spring Fling

Bring the whole family out to Thurmont First Baptist Church Spring Fling at Thurmont Community Park on Saturday, May 4, from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Enjoy music by 5.5 Men, plus free food, moon bounce, face painting, crafts, giveaways, and more! View the advertisement on page 8 for more information.