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The Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department held its annual banquet to recognize its members and to install its new officers on Saturday, February 4, 2017, in the department banquet hall in Lewistown.

The members and other guests recalled the fun that they had in serving the community in 2016. The company had a busy year, with 415 fire calls and 380 EMS calls, but the Lewistown VFD members had turned out to help.

“Without these guys, this would not have been possible,” said Fogle.

In recognizing the top ten fire and EMS responders, many of the same names appear again and again, demonstrating the dedication of these members. In fact, the top two responders in both categories were a husband and wife team that competed for the top spot.

The top ten fire responders for 2016 were: Wayne Wachter (125 calls), Beth Wachter (117 calls), Wayne Stull (116 calls), Steve Stull (95 calls), Donald Martin (90 calls), Michael Fogle (89 calls), Frani Wachter (84 calls), Mike Stull (80 calls), Vicky Martin (72 calls), and Vince Schrader (59 calls).

The top ten EMS responders were: Beth Wachter (157 calls), Wayne Wachter (156 calls), Wayne Stull (143 calls), Stephanie Wachter (127 calls), Michael Fogle (69 calls), Brianna Wachter (66 calls), Steve Stull (55 calls), Frani Wachter (53 calls), Vicky Martin (44 calls), Vince Schrader (44 calls), and Mike Stull (35 calls).

After the catered dinner, the members enjoyed a good laugh at their own expense as Steve Stull handed out the Oopsy Awards. Stull called them a “celebration of the human condition, and, boy, were you guys human this year.” The awards recognized members for getting vehicles stuck, running over a skunk, driving down U.S. Route 15 with their gear on the hood of the engine, and chewing up a mat with a snowblower.

Frederick County Director of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Services Chip Jewell swore in the new company officers.

Line Officers: Chief Wayne Wachter, Jr.; Deputy Chief Vicky Martin; and Assistant Chief Scott Martin.

Administrative Officers: President Donald Stull, Jr.; Vice President Chuck Jenkins; Secretary Karen Stull; Assistant Secretary Mary Frances Bostian; Treasurer Lena Stull; and Assistant Treasurer Lisa Monday.

Board of Directors: Paul Stull, Donald Martin, Scott Martin, Scott Stonesifer, Steve Stull, and Shawn Wetzel.

The company also remembered the members it lost in 2016 with a bell-ringing and candle-lighting ceremony. The members who passed away were: past chief Raymond Stull, Jr.; Rose Marie Williar Powell; Eve Ziglar; Janet Marsh; and Joseph Linton.

The company has been proudly serving Lewistown, Utica, and Mountaindale since 1970. That was the year Company 22 was formed and housed on Hessong Bridge Road. The first meeting was held on June 3, 1970, and the company purchased Engine 222 in August for $1,800. It was the first diesel engine in the county.

 

Lewistown VFD new administrative officers: Secretary Karen Stull, Assistant Secretary Mary Frances Bostian, Treasurer Lena Stull, and President Donald Stull, Jr.

Lewistown VFD new line officers: Deputy Chief Vicky Martin, Assistant Chief Scott Martin, and Chief Wayne Wachter, Jr.

Photos by James Rada, Jr.

Thurmont Thespians Present Summer Musical Seussical Jr.

Seussical Jr.The Thurmont Thespians present their summer musical, Seussical Jr. Calling all people, boys and girls, sneetches and Whos, anyone happy and anyone bluecome see forty young birds, elephants, jungle creatures and Whos (all under the age of fourteen) go on adventures from the mind of Dr. Seuss. From the jungle of Nool to the River Walloo to New York City and Whoville too, this tale is sure to suit your imagination.

Come see the show at the American Legion in Thurmont on July 16-18, 2015, and July 23-25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; and July 19 and 26, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 each.

Don’t miss out on seeing Seussical Jr. All your well-known friends are no longer just on a page; come see them come to life on stage. Call 301-271-7613 for reservations.

 

Peach Festival at Mt. Tabor Park

Mt. Tabor Church of Rocky Ridge is holding a Peach Festival at Mt. Tabor Park (home of the big slide) on Saturday, July 18, 2015, from 4:00-9:00 p.m. Event will feature music by Full Effect. Everyone is welcome.

Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Events

The Blue Ridge Sportsmen’s Association in Fairfield is hosting many events in July, including a Cash Bingo on July 12, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and bingo beginning at 1:00 p.m.; a Horseshoe Tournament on July 19 at 11:30 a.m. and an Archery 3D Shoot; and Nominations and Quarterly Meeting on July 21 at 7:00 p.m.. Hall, barn, and pavilion rentals available.

Lewistown Fire Department’s Sportsmans Bingo

Lewistown Volunteer Fire Department’s Sportsmans Bingo will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Doors will open at 4:00 p.m.; buffet meal will start at 6:00 p.m.; and games will begin at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $40.00 per person (includes dinner, ice tea, and beer). Advanced ticket sales only.

The King Strings Coming to Creagerstown in August

The King Family, consisting of John and Cindy King and children, expressed excitement about bringing their musical abilities to our area. The fantastic family will be at the Union Church in Creagerstown (8619 Blacks Mill Road on Sunday, August 2, at 3:00 p.m. Their musical talents will bring smiles to your face as you enjoy the air conditioning and exceptional acoustics of the historic building.

The Kings Strings, formed in 2004, is based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, but have traveled the eastern seaboard performing music from the hammered dulcimer, mandolin, ukulele, drums, and anything that produces musical sounds.

The Kings Strings have been called “The Von Trapp family with instruments.” Each program is different including a wide variety of music. Everyone is welcome.

For more information call Viola 301-898-9898 or visit their website at www.theKingsstrings.com

Guardian Hose Company’s Annual Carnival

Bring the whole family out for the much-anticipated annual Carnival in Thurmont, sponsored by the Guardian Hose Company, to be held July 6-11, 2015, at the carnival grounds on East Main Street in Thurmont. Event features live music every night, a variety of fun and thrilling amusement rides, raffles throughout the week with prizes, games for all ages, a parade, and much more!

Guardian Hose Company’s First Annual Cornhole Tournament

The first annual Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 22, 2015, at the Thurmont carnival grounds, located at 123 E. Main Street in Thurmont. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m.; tournament will begin at 10:30 a.m. The cost is $50.00 per team or $15.00 per spectator. Event features cash prizes, tip jars, music, raffle, and much more! Tournament benefits Thurmont’s Guardian Hose Company.

Live Grill Demonstrations at Zurgable Brothers Hardware

On Friday, July 3, 2015, from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., and on Saturday, July 25, 2015, from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Zurgable’s will hold live grill demonstrations.

Fox Haven Field Day

Fox Haven Organic Farm and Learning Center in Jefferson, Maryland, will host a Field Day on Saturday, July 11, 2015. Nature walks, children’s programs, farm-based education, and tours will be featured along with special focus on solar powered irrigation, planting through crimped cover crops, riparian buffer zones, and nutrient recycling systems and soil health.

3D Target Shoots at Indian Lookout

The Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg will host 3D Target Shoots on Thursday nights, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. The cost is $5.00 per adult; children ages twelve and under are free.

Total Kid Summer Camp at Well-Fit in Thurmont

The Total Kid Summer Camp, presented by the Youth Wellness Organization, will be held at the Well-Fit Aerobics and Fitness Center in Thurmont. The camp is for children (ages 8-14) and features four sessions: June 22-July 3; July 6-17; July 20-31; August 3-14. Cost is $75.00 per week; $150.00 per session. Registration will be held on Saturday, June 6, 13, and 20, from noon-1:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.theyouthwellness.net.

Thurmont Farmers Market Opens for Another Season

The first Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market of the season kicked off on Saturday, June 13, 2015. Vendors brought their home-grown local products to the market, including kale, onions, strawberries, homemade preserves, zucchini, cucumbers, beets, and home-baked varieties of sourdough breads.

The new location for the Thurmont Main Street Farmers Market is the Municipal Parking Lot adjacent to Main Street. Every week brings us closer to more and more of the juicy fruits and vegetables of the season! Farmers Market is open Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-noon, from June through September.

To become a vendor, or for more information, contact karen@kinnaridmemorials.com or visit their website at www.thurmontfirst.com.