45th Sabillasville Mountain Festival & Car Show
Mark your calendars for the 45th Annual Sabillasville Mountain Festival & Car Show on the weekend of October 9-10 at the Sabillasville Elementary School on Sabillasville Road. Admission is free! Come enjoy local vendors, demonstrations, food trucks, music, and much more! The car show will be held on Sunday, October 10. View the advertisement on page 27 for more information.
57th Annual Catoctin Colorfest
It’s back! The 57th Annual Catoctin Colorfest will be held October 9-10 in the Thurmont Community Park. Event features nationally recognized juried arts and craft show, plus free admission and shuttle bus service available. View the advertisement on page 8 for more information about this much-anticipated yearly event.
Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K
Register today for Thurmont’s Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K on October 24 at Eyler Road Park in Thurmont! The run/walk starts at 8:30 a.m. There are two ways to register (cost is $35.00): www.runsignup.com or call the Town Office at 301-271-7313. Pre-register and get a T-shirt! View the advertisement on page 6 for more details.
2021 Thurmont Lions Club Christmas Ornament
The 13th in the series of Thurmont Lions Club Christmas ornaments features a watercolor by talented local artist, Rebecca Pearl, and depicts a scene on Water Street of the D.S. Weybright store and the Moravian Church circa 1896. Mr. Weybright’s store today is home to J&B Real Estate. The Moravian Church property was gifted to the Town of Thurmont and later became the town library. Today, it is home to The Thurmont Main Street Center, which features artwork and crafts.
As in the past, the ornament is a limited-edition treasure, with only 350 being offered for sale at $10.60 each (tax included). And, it is expected to sell out again! This ornament makes an excellent Christmas or hostess gift. To reserve yours, call Lion Albie Little at 301-271-2134. View the advertisement on page 6 for more information.
Thurmont Town Election
The Town of Thurmont election for mayor and two commissioner seats will be held on October 26 at the Guardian Hose Activities Building at 123 E. Main Street in Thurmont. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Absentee ballot applications will be available on October 8. The last day to make an application for an absentee ballot is the close of business on October 19. View the advertisement on page 9 for more information.
The Guardian Hose Company is holding its Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., at the Thurmont Activities Building on the carnival grounds on E. Main Street. View the advertisement on page 23 for more information.
Mount Tabor Church Ridgefest
Bring the whole family out to the Mount Tabor Church Ridgefest at Mount Tabor Church Park in Rocky Ridge on October 9-10, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Enjoy home-cooked food (cash only), numerous vendors, apple butter boiling demonstration (Saturday only), and more! View the advertisement on page 13 for more information and who to contact for free flea market set-up spaces.
Sleep In Heavenly Peace
The Thurmont Lions Club is supporting Sleep In Heavenly Peace, a group of volunteers who builds beds for children (ages 4-17) who need one. The club is collecting new mattresses, sheets, blankets, quilts, and pillows. Please consider donating one or more of these items now through November 3. View the advertisement on page 22 for more information.
Food for Sale at Thurmont Grange Hall During Colorfest Weekend
Plan to visit the Thurmont Grange Hall during the Catoctin Colorfest on October 9-10, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., for hand-dipped ice cream, chicken salad sandwiches, hot dogs, country ham sandwiches, soft drinks, water, and homemade baked goods. The Grange Hall is located near the Thurmont Carnival Grounds, near Carroll Street. Outdoor seating is available, along with reasonable prices! View the advertisement on page 12 for more information.
FRCC Hosts Clay Shoot Fundraiser
Fort Ritchie Community Center will host a Clay Shoot at Orvis Hill Country, 519 Gladhill Road in Fairfield, Pennsylvania, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on October 15. Participation is $125 per participant, which includes 100 targets,15 shooting stations, eye and ear protection, catered lunch, awards presentations, and a complimentary gift. Must be at least 12 years old to participate. Gun rentals and ammunition are available for an additional cost from Orvis. Proceeds benefit community outreach programs at the Fort Ritchie Community Center. For more information on the Clay Shoot or the Community Center, please call 301-241-5085 or email Sam at firstname.lastname@example.org. View the advertisement on page 30 for how to register today!
Tom’s Creek UMC Drive-Thru BBQ
Mark your calendars for Tom’s Creek UMC Drive-Thru BBQ on Saturday, November 6, from 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., at The Promised Land, 10918 Taneytown Pike in Emmitsburg. Enjoy delicious sandwiches, bowls, sides, and desserts. Everyone is welcome, so please bring your family, friends, and neighbors. Pre-ordering will be available. Check the website at tomscreekumc.com and view the advertisement on page 17 for more information.
Golden Gears Car Club’s Fall Dance
Save the date for the Golden Gears Car Club’s Fall Dance on Saturday, November 20, from 7:00-11:00 p.m., at the Frederick Elks Lodge #684 on Willowdale Drive in Frederick, with live music by Full Effect. All are welcome! Tickets are $12.00 per person (bring a new toy for donation, and your cost will be only $5.00). Benefits Toys for Tots. View the advertisement on page 2 for contact information.
St. John’s Bluegrass Chapel Band
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown presents Bluegrass Chapel Band on Sunday, November 7, at 6:00 p.m. Light refreshments will follow the service. View the advertisement on page 23 for more information.
Wreaths Across America
The Thurmont Lions Club, in conjunction with Wreaths Across America, is sponsoring Wreaths Across America. Wreaths will be placed on Veteran gravesites in Thurmont at Weller United Methodist Church Cemetery on Altamont Avenue and Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church Cemetery on Saturday, December 18, at noon. View the advertisement on page 9 for information on how to donate a wreath or make a monetary donation.
Christmas Quarter Auction & Dance
Thurmont AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary Post 7 on Apples Church Road in Thurmont is holding a Christmas Quarter Auction & Dance on Saturday, November 13. Doors open at noon; the auction begins at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are $5.00 (includes two paddles; extra paddles are $1.00 each). The event features raffles, a cash bar, food, and more! Live Band “Bad Moon Rising” oldies music playing after the auction, from 7:00-11:00 p.m. Open to the public. Benefits scholarship program. Donations excepted. View the advertisement on page 7 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 $1,500! Proceeds benefit Thurmont Community Ambulance. View the advertisement on page 53 for more information.
St. John’s Drive-Thru Dinner
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Creagerstown is holding a Drive-Thru Dinner on Saturday, October 23, from 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Dinners are $12.00 (fried chicken, green beans, pepper slaw, biscuit, and cake). Buckets of chicken and apple butter are also for sale. Pre-order by October 19. View the advertisement on page 27 for pricing and for how to place your orders today!
Indian Lookout Conservation Club Shotgun Shoots
Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg is holding its Shotgun Shoots (12 gauge and 410) on October 10 and 24, as well as November 7. Registration starts at noon, with shoots at 1:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be required. View the advertisement on page 18.
Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company’s Ridgefest
Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company is hosting Ridgefest on October 9 and 10 at the Rocky Ridge Activities Building on Motters Road in Rocky Ridge. Breakfast sandwiches are sold from 6:00-10:00 a.m.; famous country ham sandwiches are sold until 6:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 6 for more details.
Rocky Ridge Country Butchering
The Rocky Ridge Volunteer Fire Company is holding its Country Butchering on November 20. A pancake breakfast will be served from 6:00-10:00 a.m. in the activity building. Orders must be picked up between 6:00-10:00 a.m. Place your orders before November 13. View the advertisement on page 18 for information on how to place your order.
Thurmont Lions’ Cash Bingo
Don’t miss the fun at Thurmont Lions Club’s Cash Bingo on Saturday, November 20, at the Guardian Hose Company Activities Building on E. Main Street in Thurmont. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m., with games starting at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 each and include 20 regular games and 3 specials. Bingo also features a tip jar, King Tut, specials, raffles, and more! View the advertisement on page 27 for information on how to reserve your tickets today!
Thurmont Candidates Forum
Come out for the Thurmont Candidates Forum: Mayor and Commissioner Candidates at the Thurmont Town Office on Wednesday, October 6, at 7:00 p.m. Event is open to the public, but seating is limited. The event will be broadcast live on local cable channel 99, as well as at www.thurmont.com. The forum is hosted by the Thurmont Lions Club. View the advertisement on page 9 for more information.
Winter Golf Tournament at Flatbush Golf Course
Enter the Winter Golf Tournament at Flatbush Golf Course in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, November 6, with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m. The cost is $200 per team of four (includes green fees, cart, prizes, and hot dog). Registration deadline is October 31. View the advertisement on page 12 for information on how to register today!
Slippery Pot Pie Take-Out
Lewistown United Methodist Church in Thurmont is hosting its famous Slippery Pot Pie Take-out! Advance orders only by Wednesday, October 27. Pickup will be on Saturday, November 6, from noon-6:00 p.m., where you can visit the baked goods table. View the advertisement on page 21 for how to place your orders today!
Events at Thurmont United Methodist Church
Thurmont UMC is holding many not-to-be-missed upcoming events, including the Puerto Rico Mission Trip Yard Sale on October 8, 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and October 9, 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; and Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 30, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All events and services are free and open to the community. View the advertisement on page 28 for more details.
Graceham Moravian Church’s Huge Yard Sale
Graceham Moravian Church on Rocky Ridge Road in Thurmont is holding a Huge Yard Sale on October 7-9, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Tons of items, with something for everyone! Food will be available on Saturday for carryout only: sandwiches, hot dogs, chips, soups, sodas, water, and lots of baked goods. View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.
Delone Catholic High School Open House
Fall in love with Delone Catholic High School when you visit its Open House on Sunday, October 17, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. The school is located at 140 S. Oxford Avenue in McSherrystown, Pennsylvania. Come see what there is here for your student to love! View the advertisement on page 8 for more details.
Harriet Chapel’s Giant Yard & Furniture Sale
Harriet Chapel Catoctin Episcopal Parish in Thurmont is holding a Giant Yard & Furniture Sale on October 7-9, from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. The event also features baked goods, soups, pulled pork sandwiches, and hot dogs. You won’t want to miss it! View the advertisement on page 32 for contact information.
Frederick Co. Parks & Rec’s Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru
Looking for a fun family event? Register today for the Trick-or-Treat Drive-Thru at Utica Park in Frederick on October 29 ($10.00 per carload), hosted by Frederick County Parks & Recreation. Advance registration is required. Register at www.recreater.com. View the advertisement on page 30 for times.
2021 Wolfe Auctions Sales
At The Eyler Stables in Thurmont, Wolfe Agricultural Auctions is holding a Livestock Sale on October 1; a Horse Sale on October 15 and 16; and a Halloween Party on October 30, beginning at 6:00 p.m. View the advertisement on page 51 for more information.
Vigilant Hose Company Sportsman’s Calendar
Your favorite calendar is back: The Vigilant Hose Company Sportsman’s Calendar Gun Raffle 2022! A gun or cash prize will be awarded each day. Must be 18 years of age to purchase a calendar. View the advertisement on page 19 for more details and information on how to purchase your calendar today!
8th Annual Gateway to the Cure
Get your pink light bulbs for Thurmont’s 8th Annual Gateway to the Cure! Pink light bulbs will be for sale starting September 20 at Cousins Ace Hardware, Hobbs Lumber and Hardware, and Thurmont Municipal Offices. View the advertisement on page 13 for more details.
Emmitsburg’s Veteran Banner Program
Join the Town of Emmitsburg in honoring our past and present Veterans by purchasing a banner to be displayed on Main Street and Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg. Banners are $45.00 each. View the advertisement on page 6 for more information on how to purchase a banner today!
Trunk N’ Treat at First Baptist Church in Thurmont
Decorate your car trunk and enjoy treats, games, and free pizza at First Baptist Church’s Trunk N’ Treat on Saturday, October 30, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. A trophy is awarded for the best trunk! Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank. View the advertisement on page 21 for more details.
18th Annual Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show
Mark your calendar for the 18th Annual Urbana Indoor Art & Craft Show on Saturday, October 23, from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., at the Urbana Fire Hall on Urbana Pike in Frederick. Sponsored by Wesley Chapel UMC. The show features 65 vendors! Free parking and admission. View the advertisement on page 36 for more details.
Vigilant Hose Co. New Year’s Eve Bingo
Save the date for Vigilant Hose Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo on Tuesday, December 31, at the Vigilant Hose Activity Building on Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games beginning at 8:00 p.m. Dinner platter included in ticket price: $50.00 in advance. View the advertisement on page 33 for more details.
Warm Apple Dumpling Sale
Hungry for a delicious, warm apple dumpling? Visit the Thurmont Ambulance Company at Thurmont Community Park on October 9-10 to get your dumplings! Ice cream, water, and soda will also be for sale. View the advertisement on page 31 for more information.