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The annual Mount Tabor Church Big Picnic and Baby Show was held on August 8, 2015, at Mt. Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge, Maryland. A total of thirty-five babies—twenty-one girls and fourteen boys—participated in the show, judged by Connie Fisher, Bev Long, and Ellen Staub. The youngest baby was nineteen-day-old Easton Shuff, son of Kelsey and Sean Shuff of Thurmont. Jeffrey Petko, eleven-month-old son of Jenny and Josh Petko, traveled the farthest distance from Pasadena, Maryland. There was one set of twins in this year’s Baby Show: Camryn and Cooper Beachy, four-month-old twin daughters of Jordyn and Chris Beachy from Woodsboro, Maryland. Babies placed in three categories: prettiest girl, cutest boy, and chubbiest baby, in five-age categories (one day to twenty-four months old).

In the one-day to three-month-old category, the prettiest girl was Tyler Smith, two-month-old daughter of Tiffany and Brandon Smith of Emmitsburg. The cutest boy was Easton Shuff, three-week-old son of Kelsey and Sean Shuff of Thurmont. The chubbiest baby was Claire Myers, two-month-old daughter of Heidi and Steve Myers of Emmitsburg. The prettiest girl in the four- to six-month-old category was Lennon Phebus, five-month-old daughter of Blaine and Shaylynn Phebus of Waynesboro, Pennsylvania. The cutest boy was Isaac Hamilton, five-month-old son of Kris and Randy Hamilton of Thurmont. The chubbiest baby was Dixie Eckenrode, five-month-old daughter of Scott Eckenrode and Ashley Baumgardner from Keymar, Maryland.

In the seven- to twelve-month-old category, Aliannah Smith, nine-month-old daughter of Deanna Smith of Thurmont, was judged the prettiest girl. The cutest boy was Patrick Morgan, eleven-month-old son of Bill and Amy Morgan of Emmitsburg. Dillon Miller, twelve-month-old son of Stacey Shriner and Ben Miller from Fairfield in Pennsylvania, was named the chubbiest baby. In the thirteen- to eighteen-month-old category, Olive Beard of Thurmont, fifteen-month-old daughter of Shayna Beard, was judged the prettiest girl. The cutest boy was Blaine Elliott of Thurmont, fifteen-month-old son of Tyler and Brandon Elliott. The chubbiest baby was Bradyn Barton, fourteen-month-old son of Cody Barton from Woodsboro, Maryland.

In the nineteen- to twenty-four-month-old category, the prettiest girl was Paisley Walker, twenty-three-month-old daughter of Ray and Yvonne Walker of Thurmont. Cason Stone, twenty-three-month-old son of Donny and Holly Stone of Hagerstown, Maryland, was named the cutest boy. The chubbiest baby was Kaylee Trenchard, twenty-month-old daughter of Danielle and Ryan Trenchard of Thurmont.

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

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

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 or visit their website at