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Catoctin High School Drama Presents Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth

Catoctin High School (CHS) Drama is proud to present its 2015 fall play, Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth. The play will be performed November 5-7, 2015, at Catoctin High School.

Humbletown: The Greatest Town on Earth is a new play by Jonathan Rand and Don Zolidis. Jonathan Rand is considered one of the most popular living playwrights, with his works having been performed in all fifty states, fifty-four countries. Over 16,000 productions have been done of his work.

Humbletown traces the history of a small Midwestern town from the late 1800s to the present with laugh-out-loud hilarity and a healthy dose of satire. The two narrators—an old cranky man (Thomas Cantwell, senior) and a young, perky modern girl (Josephine Isaacson, junior)—argue over the history, reminding us that history is usually only completely true to the person telling it.

This ensemble cast is led by seniors Cameron Hallock, Taylor Garner, Mariam Harper, Jessica Late, and Justin Cissell. The lead, Humbleton, (in addition to Humbleton Jr., and Humbleton III) is played by junior Anthony Robertson. The cast is completed with the talents of Colleen Slotwinski, Victoria Hoke, Casey Ecker, Chris Reed, Soloman Weisgerber, Tyler McNally, Amanda Smallwood, Madeline Smallwood, Heidi Selders, Christine Seymour, Haley Kopper, Eliza Phillips, Natalee Williams, and Madeline Godlove.

The play is directed by CHS Drama Director, Karen Stitely. The show will run Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings, November 5-7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. The play will be presented in the CHS Auditorium. All tickets are $8.00. Contact for further information.

CHS HumbletownCast is pictured after one of their many practices, preparing for their fall play, Humbletown: The Greatest Town of Earth.

Leo Club Holds First Meeting

CHS Leo’s had their first meeting on Club Day, September 10, 2015. Their meetings will be held every second Thursday this school year. They welcomed Ms. Eckenrode back as one of their faculty advisors, along with Ms. Kathy Herrmann. This will be her final year at Catoctin High School; they feel fortunate she will be with them before her retirement. There was a great turnout at their first meeting. Over fifteen applications to perspective new members were passed out, officers wete installed, and project ideas for the upcoming Leo year were discussed.

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Leo Marah Williams (pictured above left) was sworn in as Leo Club President by Thurmont Lion Club Advisor, Wendy Candela (pictured on right). Visit them at their website at

Thurmont High School Alumni Celebrate 100 Years

Bill Eyler, President of the Thurmont High School Alumni Association

The Thurmont High School Alumni Association will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the building that was located at 408 East Main Street in Thurmont. A slide show, special music, anniversary booklet, delicious supper, and a special speaker are all being planned for this fun event.

The presentation/supper will be held on June 4, 2016, at the Lewistown Fireman Activities Building. The class of 1966 will celebrate their 50th Reunion. Classes ending in 1 and 6 will celebrate special anniversaries.

The Alumni Association is attempting to update class lists from 1916 through 1972. Any information you may have about class members, living or deceased, would be helpful. If you have any information about classmates, or you wish to be included in this event, please contact Viola Noffsinger at 301-418-1760, or leave a message at 301-898-9898. You may mail any photos or memorabilia to Viola at 12510 Creagerstown Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.

This past year’s celebration featured door prizes provided by very generous local businesses, including Gateway Candyland and Liquors, Trout’s Market Woodsboro, Hillside Turkey Farms, Hobbs Hardware, Robin Rippeon (Longaberger Baskets), Browns’ Jewelers, Carriage House Restaurant, Shuff’s Meat Market, Bollinger’s Restaurant, Kountry Kitchen Restaurant, Nancy Rice, Mountain Gate Family Restaurant, Shamrock Restaurant, Gateway Flower Shop, ACE Hardware, Rube’s Crab Shack, Catoctin Mountain Orchard, and Maple Run Golf Course. We thank them and invite you to shop locally.

Lewistown Elementary School’s Annual Tiger Ride for Technology

Lewistown Elementary School held its annual Tiger Ride for Technology on September 26, 2015. The school hosted over fifty riders for a 5-mile family ride and a 42-mile ride through northern Frederick County. It was an overwhelming success, bringing in over $2,500. All the money will be used to purchase Chrome Books for the students. At the end of the ride, s’mores were a hit and will become a tradition.

Details for next year’s ride can be found at A huge thank you goes out to their generous sponsors: The Bicycle Escape; Home Run Inc, Baker Tree Service, Tom Lynch with Miles and Stockbridge, The Orr Group at Merrill Lynch, The Allnutts, and Grimes Graphics. Donations are always welcomed and can be sent to: Lewistown Elementary School, 11119 Hessong Bridge Road, Thurmont, MD 21788. Checks made payable to: LES Tiger Ride.