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Trinity UCC Hosts Slippery Pot Pie and Country Ham Sandwich Sales

Wednesday, February 10 and March 10, will feature pre-order slippery pot pie and country ham sandwich sales at Trinity UCC in Thurmont. Please call in orders several days before these dates to 301-271-2305 or 301-271-2655; if no answer, please leave a message.

The Trinity UCC kitchen will still operate most days, Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Call to order chicken pies, soups, fruit and cream pies, cakes, dumplings, etc. View advertisement on page 6 for more information.

Vigilant Hose Company’s 2021 Virtual Spring Fling 75K Giveaway

Don’t miss out! Get your tickets today for Vigilant Hose Company’s 2021 Virtual Spring Fling 75K Giveaway! Drawing to be held Saturday, June 26, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., live on Facebook. No payout is less than $500! View the advertisement on page 16 for more details and information on how to purchase your tickets.

Livestock Sale at The Eyler Stables

Wolfe Agricultural Auctions is holding a Livestock Sale at The Eyler Stables in Thurmont on February 6, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. On March 20, 2021, a Horse & Tack Sale will be held, starting at 11:00 a.m. View advertisement on page 13 for more information.

Bingo — Every Friday Night

Come out to the Thurmont Event Complex every Friday night to play bingo! Doors will open at 5:00 p.m.; Bingo starts at 7:00 p.m. Bingo also features tip jars, food, and a jackpot up to $1,000! Proceeds benefit Thurmont Community Ambulance. View the advertisement on page 12 for more information.

All Money Bingo

Mark your calendars on Saturday, February 27, 2021, for a fun night out playing All Money Bingo at the Thurmont Event Complex. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with games beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bingo features 20 regular games, 4 special games, 50/50s, and a jackpot, as well as full kitchen, tip jars, and door prizes. Sponsored by Thurmont Ambulance Company and Thurmont Weis. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. View advertisement on page 13 for more information.

Crab Cake Take-Out

The Thurmont Ambulance Company is holding a Crab Cake Take-Out on February 13, 2021, at the Thurmont Event Complex. Pickup is at noon; enter the front of the building. The cost is $15.00 per meal (includes two crab cakes, fries, and applesauce). View advertisement on page 12 to find out how to pre-order your meal today.

New Indoors Farmers Market

Thurmont Main Street presents its new Indoors Farmers Market, every Saturday, from March 20 through May 1, from 9:00 a.m.-noon, at the Thurmont Plaza on Church Street. View the advertisement on page 29 for more information.

Roast Turkey Dinner Fundraiser

The Guardian Hose Company will host a Carry-Out Only Roast Turkey Dinner Fundraiser this month. Order by phone at 301-271-4289 or online at www.guardianhose.org by Saturday, February 20. Pick-up orders on Saturday February 27, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the Activities Building, 123 E. Main Street in Thurmont. Dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, sauerkraut and applesauce.

Food 4 Kids

 Food 4 Kids was originally the weekend backpack program for elementary school children to have extra food on weekends. Now, because of the pandemic, they are located at Elias Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg and distribute food every other week. If you have children at home or take care of grandchildren up to age 18, you may come pick up a bag of food for each child, consisting of four breakfasts, four lunches, four snacks, and four drinks.

This program is currently sponsored by Elias Lutheran Church, St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, and individual donors. They have helpers from many churches in town.

If you would like to donate, please send your donation to Elias Lutheran Church, PO Box 465, Emmitsburg, MD 21727, and put Food 4 Kids in the memo section.

The beginning 2021 schedule is as follows: All date are Fridays, 10:00 a.m.-noon—February 12 and 26; March 12 and 26; and April 9 and 23.

Scholarships Available

The Community Foundation of Frederick County will have 10 scholarships totaling $17,000 available for college or trade school from the following funds: The Thurmont High School Alumni Association Fund, The Donald P. Dougherty Jr. Memorial Fund, and The Donald Lewis Memorial Fund (each $1,000 or more).

Applicants must be related to a Thurmont High School graduate or to a graduate of Catoctin High School, classes 1969 through 1972.

Applications may be found online at www.frederickcountygives.org and are accepted from March 1-31, 2021.

Thurmont Lions Club’s Service Challenge Project

The Thurmont Lions Club collected new pillows and new or gently used blankets during October and November 2020, in response to a District 22-W Kindness in Action service challenge, sponsored by Vice District Governors Charles Croft and Nadja Muchow. 

The Thurmont Lions Club delivered 85 blankets and 52 pillows to Camille Kime, who founded the Karaoke Buddies.  This organization serves over 600 handicapped people and other individuals in need of a place for shelter.

Lion Nancy Echard chaired the service challenge project for the Thurmont Lions Club. 

The club presently is responding to District 22-W’s second Kindness in Action service challenge. They are collecting adult new white stockings, diapers, and baby wipes. For more information, visit www.thurmontlionsclub.com or call 301-271-4020.