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2020 Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Ornament

This ornament is the twelfth in the series of the Thurmont Lions Club Christmas ornaments. This year’s ornament, “Creager’s Furniture Store,” features the artwork of the very talented local artist, Rebecca Pearl. The image is of a well-known mainstay of Thurmont business for much of the 20th century. The Creager’s Furniture Store was housed in this same building erected by James Creager in 1897. This building is located on 21 East Main Street. After Raymond Creager’s retirement, his twin daughters, Mary Ellen and Clara Jean, continued to operate the business until it was sold in 1987 to Ken and Lois Fraley. The Fraley’s retained the Creager name as an acknowledgment of a tradition in the Thurmont community. The building is now the home of Timeless Trends Boutique. As in the past, this ornament is a limited-edition treasure, with only 350 ornaments produced at a cost of $10.60 (tax included) and is expected to sell out. This ornament makes an excellent, thoughtful Christmas gift or host/hostess gift. To order and reserve your 2020 Christmas ornament, please call Lion Club Member Joann Miller at 301-271-3913. View the advertisement on page 17 for more details.

Thurmont’s To-Go BOGO

Join the Town of Thurmont in supporting locally owned restaurants for To-Go BOGO in honor of restaurant week. Get some delicious food and great deals. View the advertisement on page 53 for participating restaurants.

Indian Lookout Shotgun Shoots

Don’t miss the last Shotgun Shoot (12 gauge and 410) at Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg on November 1 and 15, 2020. Registration starts at noon; shoots start at 1:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be required. View the advertisement on page 11.

Indoor Yard Sale

Elias Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg is holding an Indoor Yard Sale on November 5-7, 2020, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Event will also feature soup, sandwiches, Peanut Butter Balls, and a bake sale. Masks are required. View the advertisement on page 12 for more details.

Fort Ritchie’s Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that was organized for people to give back to non-profits locally and globally during that feel-good time after Thanksgiving but before Christmas. Make your donation on December 1, 2020. Visit the donation page on website to donate. For more information on Giving Tuesday, visit View the advertisement on page 10 for more details.

“Food 4 Kids” Weekend Program

Food 4 Kids weekend food program for children up to 18 years of age will be distributed at Elias Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg on the following dates, from 10:00 a.m.-noon: November 13 and 20; December 4 and 18. View the advertisement on page 11.

Guardian Hose Company’s Soup, Sandwich & Pizza Sale

The Guardian Hose Company is holding a Soup, Sandwich, and Pizza Sale that you will not want to miss! Orders are due by November 14, and pickup is November 21 at the Carnival Grounds in Thurmont, from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 6 for order contact information, selections, and pricing.

Thurmont Community Ambulance’s Every Friday Night Bingo

Every Friday night, come and play Bingo at the Thurmont Event Complex on 13716 Strafford Drive in Thurmont. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games starting at 7:00 p.m. Jackpot up to $1,500! Bingo features tip jars. Food and cash bar are available. View the advertisement on page 9.

Wine & Money Bingo

The Thurmont Community Ambulance Company is holding a Wine & Money Bingo on November 8, 2020, at the Thurmont Event Complex. Doors open at 11:00 a.m., with games starting at 1:00 p.m. Only $25.00 per ticket. Bingo includes 14 games of wine baskets and 12 games of $100, plus door prizes, tip jars, and more! Cash bar and kitchen open. View the advertisement on page 13 for information on how to purchase your tickets today!

Christmas In Thurmont 2020

Mark your calendars for Christmas in Thurmont, featuring multiple free holiday family-fun events! The Annual Christmas Tree Lighting event will take place on November 28 at Mechanicstown Square Park at 6:30 p.m. Visit all the businesses on a map, get a stamp on their square, and enter for prizes! You have from November 28 through December 6 to get your map squares stamped. Don’t miss the 3rd Annual Christmas Train Display in December, plus a wood ornament decoration craft to help the town decorate its Christmas tree, Shop Small Saturday on November 28, and a virtual visit with Santa on December 6. View the advertisement on page 23 for more details about all these not-to-be-missed holiday events!

ThorpeWood’s Annual Holiday Open House

Bring the whole family out for Thurmont’s ThorpeWood’s Annual Holiday Open House on December 12 and December 19, 2020. Following state and county COVID-19 guidelines, only 75 guests will be allowed during 90-minute timeframes on both days (sign up for your spot today!): Noon-1:30 p.m.; 2:00-3:30 p.m.; 5:00-6:30 p.m.; 6:30-8:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 15 for information on how to sign up.

Thurmont Lions Club’s Fabulous Fudge Fundraiser

Don’t miss out on some delicious fudge from Thurmont Lions Club’s Fabulous Fudge Fundraiser. Choose from vanilla, chocolate, maple, peppermint, eggnog, and peanut butter. Place your fudge order by December 12 for pickup on December 19. View the advertisement on page 24 for cost and order information.

An Evening of Christmas Music with Ruut DeMeo at ThorpeWood

ThorpeWood in Thurmont is pleased to announce its Evening of Christmas Music with Ruut DeMeo on Saturday, December 5, 2020, from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Seating is limited to 50 people in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. View the advertisement on page 16 for information on how to get your tickets today!