The Thurmont and Emmitsburg Community Show held its annual Pet Show on Saturday, September 10, 2016, at Catoctin High School. Prior to the show, a K-9 demonstration was held by the Thurmont Police Department and narcotics dog, Buddy. Dave Harman and Dave Johnston served as chairmen for this event. Jenny Humphries, an employee at Catoctin Mountain Park, and Don Stanley, a retired employee from Catoctin Mountain Park, served as judges. They selected a dog, owned by Tracy Beeman, as Champion of the show. She received a gift certificate donated by the Thurmont Feed Store and a rosette ribbon. Selected as Reserve Champion was a dog-owned by Pam Kaas. She received a gift certificate donated by Main Street Groomers and a rosette ribbon. Food coupons to Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken were given to those participating in the show. Also, the Thurmont Feed Store donated pet food for the Show. Winners listed as first, second, third and honorable mention are: Cat With Prettiest Eyes—Brittan Sweeney, Larry Duble, Audrey Downs; Cat With Longest Whiskers—Larry Duble, Audrey Downs, Diana Gouker, Brittan Sweeney; Cutest Cat—Brittan Sweeney, Diana Gouker, Audrey Downs, Larry Duble; Best Trained Pet—Mary Larrivee, Rodney Kline, Tracy Beeman; Dog With Wiggliest Tail—Madison and Owen Ott, Joyce Kline, Kayla Long, Luanne Ewing; Prettiest Dog (25 Pounds and Under)—Tracy Beeman, John Herr, Madison and Owen Ott, Kayla Long, Olivia Vega, Curtis Clopper; Prettiest Dog (26 Pounds and Over)—Matthew Offutt, Pam Kaas, Mary Larrivee, Madison and Owen Ott, Maxine Troxell, Abby Ewing Kendra Keeney; Best Costumed Pet—Natalie Johnson, Fabiola Miller, Alivia Blum, Kendra Keeney, Cole Hahn, Carly Hahn, Audrey Downs; Pet With Most Spots—Abby Ewing, Mary Dal-Favero, Matthew Offutt, Brittan Sweeney, Mary Larrivee; Largest Pet—Pam Kaas, Mary Larrivee; Most Unusual Pet—Mary Dal-Favero, Brittan Sweeney; Smallest Pet—Brittan Sweeney, Carly Hahn, John Herr, Cole Hahn
A Kiddie Tractor Pull was held Sunday, September 11, 2016, during the Community Show. Dave Harman served as chairman of this event. Dan and Pat Herbst and Ben and Sarah Steelman of the Plowboy Pedal Pullers provided the Tractor, sled, and weights for this event. Nineteen children, between the ages of five and ten, participated. Winners are listed as first, second, and third, respectively: Ages 5-6—Josie Martin, Chloe Mathias, Preston Clark; Ages 7-8—Ryan Martin, Wyatt Milbourne, Xavier Yates; Ages 9-10—Caroline Clark, Shank Milbourne, Gavin Valentine. The first place winners in each age group received a John Deere-FFA-Special-Edition-Tractor. Grand Champion of the contest was Ryan Martin and Reserve Champion was Caroline Clark.
Winners in the 36th Annual Robert Kaas Memorial Horseshoe Pitching Contest for 2016 were: 1st place—John Holt and Dale Kaas; 2nd place—Rich Willard and Carl Willard; 3rd place—Gary Willard and Donnie Kaas.
The 36th Annual Log Sawing Contest was held, with the winners as follows: Children’s Team (14 years old and younger): 1st place—Wyatt Davis and Kolton Whetzel (1.51:52); 2nd place—Natalie Bentz and Katie Glass (3.00:34); 3rd place—Caroline Clark and Kolton Whetzel (3.03:73); Men and Women’s Division: lst place—Justin and Ashley McAfee (1.03:3); 2nd place—Paul Dennis and Amanda Dennis (2.02:90); 3rd place—Debra and Chuck Hilton (2.13:23); Men’s Division: lst place—Justin McAfee and Jeff McAfee (42:19); 2nd place—Ray Martin, III and Dennis Lescalleet (51:84); 3rd place—Robert Hahn and Ray Martin, IV (1.21:94); Ladies Team: lst place—Kelly Glass and Brittany Brown (4.25:12); 2nd place—Megan Millison and Brittany Brown (5.51:49); 3rd place—Jessica Martin and Caroline Clark (8:01:53); Adult and Child (under 13): 1st place—Ashley Lescalleet and Dennis Lescalleet (52:14); 2nd place—Gavin Valentine and Mark Valentine (1.15:21); 3rd place—Cadin Valentine and Eric Troxell (1.37:08).
* Correction: The Reserve Champion in the 2016 Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show Canned Fruits category was awarded to Jackie Troxell (Yellow cherries). The Community Show Committee regrets this error.