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Melvin Henry Center and the Business of Giving

Melvin Henry Center would like to thank all the volunteers and donors who have helped the organization sustain free and open access to clothes, shoes, toys, and food for Citizens of the Maryland and the West Virginia Panhandle, as volunteers create fundraising events in northern Frederick County necessary for funding a partnership with the Maryland Food Bank.

As an upstart 501 (C) (3) public charity whose mission is to serve adults with disabilities by expanding their access to workforce skills training, safe on-the-job learning experiences, and independent living options, 100 percent of the work performed for the organization is without compensation. Melvin Henry Center is seeking volunteers and board members.

Community activities include community outreach at Thurmont Colorfest on October 10, 2015, Tie Dye Cookout on September 19, 2015, and a 5K Family Fun Run and Senior Stroll on October 17, 2015, at Mount St. Mary’s University (see advertisement on page 12).

It is the support of numerous volunteers that makes these activities possible and sustains Melvin Henry Center’s service to those in need. The gifting and resale of donated items is the cornerstone for sustaining our presence in the community, as we complete renovations necessary for accreditation by the National Center for Construction Education Research and Interstate Renewable Energies Council.

Call 301-807-5464 or email for more information or to volunteer.

Mark Your Calendars for Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo Bash

Back by popular demand, the Emmitsburg Volunteer Ambulance Company’s New Year’s Eve Bingo Bash will be held on December 31, 2015, at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m., with games beginning at 8:00 p.m. Event features four $1,000 jackpots, games paying $200 each, and a roast beef platter. View their advertisement on page 31 for more information and on how to get your tickets.

Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Events

The Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association in Fairfield is hosting many upcoming events, including a Wagner Shoot on September 11, with doors opening at 5:00 p.m.; a One Wish Foundation Benefit 3D Shoot on September 12 and 13; a Crab Feed on September 12, from 2:00-5:00 p.m.; and a Cash Bingo on September 13. View their advertisement on page 24 for more information.

34th Annual Pippinfest

The 34th Annual Pippinfest will be held on September 27-28, 2015, in historic Fairfield, Pennsylvania. This family-fun event features a community yard sale, great food, crafts, children’s rides and activities, music, car show, and much more! Parking and admission are free. For more information, visit their website at and view their advertisement on page 19.

Gospel & Blue Grass Music Festival

On Saturday, September 26, 2015, a Gospel & Blue Grass Music Festival will be held at Mt. Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge, from 1:00-6:00 p.m. Admission is free, but they welcome donations. The festival features local talents and blue grass music by the Carroll County Ramblers and Hanover Express. View their advertisement on page 6 for more information.

10th Annual Scotty’s Ride

The 10th Annual Scotty’s Ride will be held on September 26, 2015. The ride begins in Emmitsburg at Jubilee Foods at 10:00 a.m. sharp. The ride will end at 3:00 p.m. at Kerry and Valerie’s, with food, drinks, and live music. Registration will be from 7:30-9:45 a.m. All vehicles welcome. View their advertisement on page 9 for more information and visit their website at

Emmitsburg Community Bible Church’s Movie Night

On Friday, September 11, 2015, at 8:00 p.m., Emmitsburg Community Bible Church is hosting a Movie Night at the Emmitsburg Community Park in Emmitsburg. Movie night is free; bring your chair or blanket and enjoy! View their advertisement on page 9.

Woodsboro Bank Holding Community Blood Drive

On Monday, September 21, 2015, from 12:30-6:00 p.m., Woodsboro Bank will hold a Community Blood Drive at the Monocacy office, located at 900 N. East Street in Frederick, Maryland. View their advertisement on page 32 for more information.

The Ott House Pub Entertainment Events

The Ott House Pub in Emmitsburg will feature the following entertainment in September: Sticktime on September 11 and 12; Karma Sharkz on September 25 and 26. View their advertisement on page 21 for more information.

Bridal Showcase at Lakeside Hall

On Sunday, October 4, 2015, a Bridal Showcase will be held at the Lakeside Hall at Fort Ritchie, located at 14324 Lake Royer Drive in Cascade, Maryland, from 12:00-3:00 p.m. The event is free and features over fifty vendors, including brides selling their wedding items. View their advertisement on page 3 for more information.

59th Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show

You won’t want to miss the 59th Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show this year! This much-anticipated event will take place on September 11-13, 2015, at Catoctin High School in Thurmont. Parking and admission are free. Bring the entire family for great food, activities, auctions, shows, entertainment, book sale, contests, and much more! View their advertisement on page 4 for more information and for dates and times of events.

History of the Mason-Dixon Line

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Fort Ritchie Community Center will host History of the Mason-Dixon Line, featuring David Peters (part of the George and Christina Griffin Speaker Series). The cost is $25.00 per couple; $15.00 for single. View their advertisement on page 17 for more information.

2nd Annual Pig Roast at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard

Come out for the 2nd Annual Pig Roast at Catoctin Breeze Vineyard on Sunday, September 6, 2015, from 12:00-8:00 p.m. Event is free, with complimentary food, plus live bands, Catoctin High School Drama performance, and wine tasting. Donations accepted. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Catoctin High School Drama program. View their advertisement on page 19 for more information.

Emmitsburg Lions Club’s Chicken BBQ & Yard Sale

On Saturday, October 3, 2015, the Emmitsburg Lions Club will be holding their Chicken BBQ and Yard Sale event. Yard sale will begin at 6:00 a.m. Spaces are available; there is plenty of space, so just show up that morning. The BBQ sale will begin at 11:00 a.m. and will run until they sell out. View their advertisement on page 10 for more information.

Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feed

Enjoy some crabs at the Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department Crab Feed on Saturday, September 26, 2015. Tickets are $40.00 each. Proceeds benefit the Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department. View their advertisement on page 33 for more information.

Community Wellness Event

St. Joseph’s Ministries, located at 331 S. Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, is holding a Community Wellness Event on September 10, 2015, from 1:30-3:30 p.m. View their advertisement on page 31 for more information.

Couponing Got You Confused?

Seton Center, Inc. will host a Pa$$port To Wealth Workshop at the Emmitsburg Public Library Community Room, located at 300 South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg, on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., called “The Coupon Game.” Learn the ins and outs of couponing. To learn more details about this workshop, visit Seton Center’s website at or contact Program Assistant Sister Whitney Kimmet at 240-405-4831.

Trinity United Church of Christ to Hold Second Special Veteran’s Day Service and Recognition

On Sunday, November 8, 2015, Trinity United Church of Christ will hold its second special Veteran’s Day Service and Recognition. The service will be held at 101 East Main Street in Thurmont, with a luncheon immediately following the worship service. Anyone is invited to attend, with special recognition being given to those currently serving and Veterans who had previously served in any branch of the United States Armed Services, as well as any named persons who are deceased and had previously served their country.

The purpose of this very beautiful service is to thank the living and to honor the deceased Veterans in our communities for their dedicated and loyal service to our country. Honored guests are Pastor Emeritus, Lower Marsh Creed Presbyterian Church, and retired commander US Navy, Pastor Dale Williams, leading the service. Other participants include Sheriff Chuck Jenkins; Honor and Color Guard from the Thurmont AMVETS; musical group Solid Ground out of Fort Detrick; Wes Hamrick, Commissioner of Thurmont; Marty Burns, former Mayor of Thurmont; and other retired persons of service.

If you would like to participate, please call the church (301-271-2305) to indicate your interest and to give us some information as to when you served, the branch of service, where you served and any other information you would like to share. This will all be printed in our program for the day.

Trinity United Church of Christ had a wonderful and meaningful service last year and would love to have interested persons and their families add their voices and sentiments with them on this occasion. Bring your family along and enjoy their celebratory meal at the conclusion of the service. Please RSVP by October 17. This is very important so that all names can be listed in their program and read accurately.