The one-year anniversary celebration of the Thurmont Skatepark was a great success with beautiful weather and lots of skateboarding. The celebration was held on Saturday, October 15. Embark Skateshop hosted the Best Trick Contest, Thurmont Kountry Kitchen provided delicious food, and Thurmont Regional Library raffled a skateboard. Adults and kids enjoyed free Kona Ice, sponsored by Judi Mach LMT Life Coach and Frederick Roof Repair.

Melissa Kinna took the photo (shown right, featuring Carson Fry) and won best photo in the photo contest. Carson won a Thurmont Skatepark shirt (and bragging rights).

Professional skater Derek Krasauskas was the special guest speaker. Derek has been skating professionally for 40 years and loves skateboarding now as much as he did when he was 10.

Everyone enjoyed the ramps and runs of the Thurmont Skatepark and celebrated all of the new additions that have happened in the past year, including the benches, the pavilion, the paved walkway, and the lights. With the addition of the lights, the skatepark is now able to stay open until 10:00 p.m., the same as all other Thurmont parks.

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