Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K
Register today for the Gateway to the Cure Covered Bridge 5K on September 15, 2020. Run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. at Eyler Road Park in Thurmont. Social distancing guidelines will be in place. View the advertisement on page 17 for more details on how to register and how to get a T-shirt!
Thurmont Lions Club’s Sandwich Series
The Thurmont Lions Club is holding its popular sandwich sale at Bell Hill Farm on Rt. 15 in Thurmont on September 5, September 19, and October 10. Sale features pit beef, pork, ham, turkey, and ham sandwiches, plus fresh-cut fries, Lions recipe baked beans, drinks, baked goods, and more! View the advertisement on page 11 for more information.
Thurmont Community Ambulance’s Every Friday Night Bingo
Every Friday night, come and play Bingo at the Thurmont Event Complex on 13716 Strafford Drive in Thurmont. Doors open at 5:00 p.m., with games starting at 7:00 p.m. Jackpot up to $1,000! Bingo features tip jars. Food and cash bar is available. View the advertisement on page 46.
6th Annual Gateway to the Cure
Get ready to turn on your pink in October for Thurmont’s 6th Annual Gateway to the Cure. Turn on your outside pink light every night in October, from 6:00-8:00 p.m., to support breast cancer awareness and treatment at Frederick Memorial Hospital via the Patty Hurwitz Fund. View the advertisement on page 23 for more information.
Town of Emmitsburg Election Day — September 29
The Town of Emmitsburg is holding its Election Day on Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at 22 East Main Street, from 7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. The last day to register to vote with Frederick County is August 28, 2020.
Registration applications can be obtained at the Town Office, located at 300A South Seton Avenue in Emmitsburg or by visiting www.elections.maryland.gov. Candidates must file written application for candidacy and their Financial Disclosures with the Town Clerk no later than August 28, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. All candidates will be posted on the Town bulletin board in the order they are received. The write-in deadline is September 22, 2020, at noon. The Mayor’s seat and one commissioner’s seat are up for election.
For more information, visit www.emmitsburgmd.gov or call the Town Office at 301-600-6300. View the advertisement on page 20.
Indian Lookout Shotgun Shoots
Indian Lookout Conservation Club in Emmitsburg is holding its Shotgun Shoots on September 20, October 4 and 5, and November 1 and 15, 2020. Registration starts at noon; shoots start at 1:00 p.m. Masks and social distancing will be required. View the advertisement on page 13.
Fort Ritchie Bass Fishing Tournament
Fort Ritchie Community Center in Cascade is holding its Bass Fishing Tournament on Saturday, September 19, 2020, from 7:00-11:30 a.m. Event features cash prizes for adults, door prizes, raffles, and multiple age groups for youth. Maryland fishing license is required. Tournament is catch and release. View the advertisement on page 24 for more details and for ticket information.
First Baptist Church of Thurmont’s Annual Fall Festival
On September 20, 2020, the First Baptist Church of Thurmont is holding its Annual Fall Festival, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Come out and enjoy great food, 5.5 Band, The Puppet & Story Works, crafts, and games for the whole family! Everyone is welcome. View the advertisement on page 17 for more information.
Emmitsburg Lions Club Chicken Dinner BBQ
On Saturday, October 3, 2020, the Emmitsburg Lions Club will hold a Chicken BBQ at the Vigilant Hose Company Activities Building, located at 17701 Creamery Road in Emmitsburg. Dinners will be on sale from 11:00 a.m. until they are sold out. So, come early to get a great chicken dinner! View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.
The First Annual Community Tribute to Americans Who Lost Their Lives on 9/11
The Thurmont Lions Club is hosting The First Annual Community Tribute to the thousands of Americans who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The tribute will take place on September 11, 2020, at the Thurmont Memorial Park on Main Street in Thurmont at 6:00 p.m. The memorial will feature Color Guards from Scout Troop 270, American Legion Post 168, AMVETS Post 7, Sons of the American Revolution, patriotic music by the Gateway Brass Ensemble. This is a family-friendly event, and masks and social distancing will be observed. View the advertisement on page 21 for more details.
Celebrate Arbor Day in Emmitsburg
The Town of Emmitsburg is hosting a tree-planting event in the Emmitsburg Community Park on September 26, 2020, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Learn how to plant a tree by watching a demonstration by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, then help plant 15 new trees. Bring your own shovel. Face masks required. View advertisement on page 8 for more information.
Mt. Tabor Drive-Thru Festival
Don’t miss the Mt. Tabor Drive-Thru Festival at Mount Tabor Park in Rocky Ridge on September 26, 2020, from 3:00-6:30 p.m. Enjoy home-cooked food, soups, sandwiches, iced tea, and ice cream! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please do not leave your vehicle and follow signs for flow of traffic. Masks are required when interacting with any greeters. Cash only, please. View the advertisement on page 16 for more information.
Yard Sale at the Thurmont Carnival Grounds
Thurmont’s Guardian Hose Company in Thurmont will host a huge Yard Sale on Friday and Saturday, September 9 and 10, 2020, from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Friday and 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Spaces (10’x14’) are available, and trailers can be accommodated. Bring your own tables. Food is available to purchase. Call Lori to sign up at 240-575-5469. View the advertisement on page 38 for more information.
Emmitsburg’s Evening of Dance in the Park
Escape the pandemic and come out for an Evening of Dance in the Park with Sticktime on Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 6:00-9:00 p.m., in the Emmitsburg Community Park, sponsored by Emmitsburg Community Heritage Day. Tickets are $10.00 and must be pre-purchased (tickets are limited). Food and drinks will be available for purchase. The Vigilant Hose Auxiliary will be selling ticket jars. View the advertisement on page 17 for more details and for how to buy your tickets today!
Slippery Pot Pie Take-Out
Lewistown United Methodist Church in Thurmont is holding a Slippery Pot Pie Take-Out on Wednesday, October 21, 2020 (chicken or country ham slippery pot pie by the quart), with pickup from 12:00-6:00 p.m. Advance orders only by October 16. Cost is $7.00 per quart. View the advertisement on page 36 for details on how to place your order today!
Graceham Moravian Church Holding Yard Sale
Graceham Moravian Church in Thurmont is holding a Yard Sale on Friday, September 25, and Saturday, September 26, 2020, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. The rain date is October 2 and 3. You’ll find lots of items, including men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing in all sizes; books; housewares; jewelry; furniture; and much more! All proceeds benefit the 2021 Youth Mission Trip. View the advertisement on page 8 for more information.