The 63rd Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show continues to give back to our local communities by making a $575 donation to each of the Thurmont and Emmitsburg Food Banks. 

These donations were made possible by contributions from the following areas of the Community Show: the Silver Offering, a free-will collection taken during the show, and the sale of both the Youth and Junior Department Champion Cakes during the annual Baked Goods Auction. 

This year, the Youth Department’s Champion Cake was a Carrot Cake baked by Jessica Martin of Thurmont, which was purchased by Thurmont’s Mountain Gate Family Restaurant for $800. The Youth Department is for ages 11-18.  

The Junior Department’s Champion Cake was a Sour Cream Pound Cake baked by Madison Ott of Thurmont and purchased by John and Maggie Doll, also of Thurmont, for $225. The Junior Department is for ages 10 and under.

The Community Show committee, officers, and countless volunteers thank all the baked goods buyers and everyone who contributed to the Silver Offering. The generosity of the Community Show’s attendees, the local businesses, and the citizens make these donations possible to both the Thurmont and Emmitsburg Food Banks.  

Pictured from left are John and Nancy Wine, food bank volunteers and Thurmont Grange members; Jessica Martin, Youth Dept. Champion Cake baker; Harold Bollinger, food bank volunteer; Pastor Sally Joyner Giffin, food bank coordinator; Laura Robeson, food bank volunteer; Sue Keilholtz, Community Show Youth Dept. chairperson; Rodman Myers, Community  Show committee president; Stephanie Ott, Community Show Junior Dept. chairperson; and Owen Ott (representing his sister, Madison Ott), Junior Dept. Champion Cake baker. 

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