by Michele Cuseo
Emmitsburg & Thurmont Community Show
Everyone in the Catoctin High School feeder district is invited and encouraged to participate as an exhibitor and to attend the show and entertainment at Catoctin High School, on September 5-7, 2014. This annual show is a much-anticipated event and enjoyed celebration of local agriculture and craftsmanship for people of all ages. Watch for the community booklet of events/exhibitions/schedules at local businesses and stores for more information. Sponsored by the Thurmont Grange, Catoctin FFA Chapter, Catoctin Area FFA Alumni, Maryland Agricultural Fair Board and the Maryland State Grange, over $12,000 will be offered in prizes to exhibitors for this event.
Election Judges Needed for 2014 Election
The Mayor and Board of Commissioners are seeking persons to serve as election judges for the September 30th Town Election. In accordance with the Emmitsburg Town Code, judges must be registered and qualified voters and not hold or be a candidate for any other Emmitsburg public office.
To apply or for more information, call 301-600-6300 or e-mail email@example.com.
Farmer’s Market on Friday Afternoons
Enjoy the best of locally grown produce each Friday at the Emmitsburg Farmer’s Market, from 3:00-6:30 p.m. The market is located on South Seton Avenue right next to the Firemen’s Museum. The Market will be open through September 26.
For more information about the Town of Emmitsburg, log onto www.emmitsburgmd.gov or call 301-600-6300.
Thurmont Trolley Substation Celebration
The Thurmont Lions Club will unveil a series of historic art murals at the Trolley Substation building on August 23 at 1:00 p.m. on East Main Street. This event represents a celebration of Thurmont’s history that includes the Thurmont-Frederick Trolley Train. The murals, by artist “Yemi,” depict scenes of the inspiring history of Thurmont that include our covered bridges, Cunningham Falls, Camp David, Main Street and the Catoctin Furnace. The murals are being called the “Crowning Jewel” murals as they will highly complement the culmination of the efforts of the Lions Club Trolley Trail Refurbishing Project. Participants can also enjoy hot dogs, ice cream and brownies during the celebration. The Lions Club and volunteers believe this interesting and beautiful project will become a tourist destination for the Frederick county area.
Project Open Space Funds for Thurmont
Thurmont is receiving $147,985 from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources as part of the Project Open Space program. The program funding supports conserving natural resources and creating outdoor recreational opportunities for citizens. Thurmont will use the funds for paving the Trolley Trail which is a popular walkway through the town that follows the line of the former trolley. Some funds will also be used to improve the Eyler Rd. Lacrosse Field.
Farmers Market— Saturdays, 9:00 a.m.-Noon
Mayor John Kinnaird reports that the Thurmont Farmers market is doing quite well. There are ten regular vendors with a variety of fruits and vegetables for sale as well as a bakery vendor who makes homemade mini fruit pies. Flea Marketers are also welcomed to set up at the market. Cost is only $5.00. The market is located at the Carnival Grounds. Please use the Boundary Avenue entrance.
Road Construction Updates
The State Highway Administration will be starting their work on the upgrade to the sidewalks and gutters this month. The priority is to work on the areas around the schools, so they can be completed before school starts.
View the Town of Thurmont’s website at www.thurmont.com or call the town office at 301-271-7313 for more information.