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Thurmont Lions Club’s Sandwich Series

The Thurmont Lions Club is holding its popular sandwich sale at Bell Hill Farm on Rt. 15 in Thurmont on Saturday, August 1, 2020, as well as on September 5, September 19, and October 10. Sale features pit beef, pork, ham, turkey, and ham sandwiches, plus fresh-cut fries, Lions recipe baked beans, drinks, baked goods, and more! View the advertisement on page 21 for more information.

Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K

Register today for the Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K on September 15, 2020. Run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Eyler Road Park in Thurmont. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. View the advertisement on page 14 for more details on how to register and how to get a T-shirt!

Mt. Tabor Big Picnic

Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge will hold their “Big Picnic” Festival at Mt. Tabor Park on Saturday, August 8, 2020. Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, they will not be having the Baby Show this year.

Come take home the same good home-cooked food: soups, sandwiches, iced tea, and ice cream, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. (there will be some price increases due to wholesale prices, and no condiments will be available).

Due to COVID-19 restrictions: Please do not leave your vehicle, and follow signs for flow of traffic; please wear a mask when interacting with any greeters, order/money takers, or servers. CASH ONLY! CDC recommended safety measures will be followed.

View the advertisement on page 38 for more information.

Thurmont Community Ambulance Company’s Outdoor Gun & Cash Bash

Get your tickets today for the Thurmont Community Ambulance 2020 Outdoor Gun & Cash Bash on Saturday, August 8, at the Thurmont Event Complex on Strafford Drive in Thurmont. Gates open at 10:00 a.m. Food, beer, wine coolers, and soda included, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. Drawing begins at 11:45 a.m., with winner every five minutes. No one under 18 (ID required). View the advertisement on page 16 for more details and for ticket information.

Town of Emmitsburg Election Day — September 29

The Town of Emmitsburg is holding its Election Day on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 22 East Main Street, from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. The last day to register to vote with Frederick County is August 28, 2020.

Registration applications can be obtained at the Town Office, located at 300A South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg or by visiting Candidates must file written application for candidacy and their Financial Disclosures with the Town Clerk no later than August 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. All candidates will be posted on the Town bulletin board in the order they are received. The write-in deadline is September 22, 2020, at noon.

The Mayor’s seat and one commissioner’s seat are up for election.

For more information, visit or call the Town Office at 301-600-6300. View the advertisement on page 20.

Emmitsburg Community Pool Party

On August 21, 2020, a Pool Party is being held at the Emmitsburg Community Pool for Emmitsburg town residents only, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. There will be a limit of 111 people; first come, first served. Masks are required. Entry is free. Lions Club will be selling food and drinks; entertainment by DJ. View the advertisement on page 38 for more information.

Emmitsburg Lions Club Chicken Dinner BBQ

On August 8, 2020, the Emmitsburg Lions Club will hold a Chicken BBQ at the Vigilant Hose Company Activities Building, located at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Dinners will be on sale from 11:00 a.m.  until they are gone. So, come early to get a great chicken dinner! View the advertisement on page 17 for more information.

TUMC Community Clothes Closet Pre-Season Give-Away

Thurmont United Methodist Church (TUMC) is holding a Community Clothes Closet Pre-Season Give-Away on Saturday, August 15, 2020, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. in the church pavilion. No charge; inventory clean-out. View the advertisement on page 13 for more information.

ThorpeWood’s Mountain Memories Wedding Open House

Tour ThorpeWood’s 155-acre property and meet dozens of vendors at its Mountain Memories Outdoor Wedding Open House on Sunday, August 16, 2020, from 4:00-7:30 p.m., at 12805-A Mink Road in Thurmont. You will be able to taste delicious foods from exclusive caterers. Masks and social distancing are required. View the advertisement on page 6 for more details and for how to RSVP.

Catoctin Furnace Iron Festival — Virtual Edition

The Catoctin Furnace Historical Society presents Maryland Iron Festival – Virtual Edition on August 22-23, 2020, from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Enjoy blacksmithing, period music, traditional food preparation, garden and trail tours, children’s activities, and more, plus some live and interactive sessions! View the advertisement on page 21 for more information and on how to register.

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 $1,000! Bingo features tip jars. Food and cash bar is available. View the advertisement on page 10.

Fort Ritchie Bass Fishing Tournament

Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade is holding its Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, September 19, 202, from 7:00-11:30 a.m. Event features cash prizes for adults, door prizes, raffles, and multiple age groups for youth. Maryland fishing license is required. Tournament is catch and release. View the advertisement on page 18 for more details and for ticket information.

Frederick County Parks & Rec’s Fall Programs Starting Soon

Want to play outside? Registration begins on August 5 for Frederick County Parks & Recreation’s fall programs, including sports leagues, fitness, nature, campfires, hiking, archery, and more! View the advertisement on page 16 for how to register today!

“Food 4 Kids” Weekend Program

Food 4 Kids weekend food program the was previously distributed at Vigilant Hose Company will now be distributed at Elias Lutheran Church in Emmitsburg on the following dates, from 10:00 a.m.-noon: August 14, August 28. View the advertisement on page 13.

CHS Safe & Sane Corn Hole Tourney

The Catoctin High School (CHS) Class of 2021 Safe & Sane is holding a Cornhole Tourney on August 29, 2020, at the Thurmont American Legion Pavilion. Check-in will be at 11:30 a.m. Throwing starts at 1:00 p.m. Lunch and drinks are included in ticket price! View the advertisement on page 31 for more details and for how to purchase your tickets today!