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July 2015 | Vol. 20 | Issue 7 | Mail Run: 8,462 | Total Print Run: 11,500

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Community Heritage Day Happens
Inside Issue

Wagon a Day Late
Train Rolls James Rada, Jr.
Through Photo by Deb Spalding
Thrumont Rain couldn’t stop community together, celebrates
the annual Emmitsburg Emmitsburg’s history, and
Page 8 Community Heritage Day. raises funds for local charities.
With the exception of the Sponsors of the day include
Vigilant Hose Company’s the Emmitsburg Lions Club,
Sons of Community Breakfast that was the Emmitsburg Business and
American held Saturday morning, it just Professional Association,
Sons of the American Legion,
delayed the event for a day.
Legion Kids The Emmitsburg Lions Knights of Columbus,
Fishing Club, which hosts the event, AMVETS, Tyrian Lodge #205,
Derby made the decision to postpone the Emmitsburg Veterinary
Hospital, and Men’s Auxiliary
the festival. Community
Page 15 Heritage Day is typically on the VFW, and many more who
last Saturday in June, but this contribute funds for the
year it ran on Sunday, June 28. annual fireworks and who
Mystery of It turned out to be a good call, Brooklyn Stone and Annelen Upchurch compete in the volunteer to make the event
the Masons because it rained pretty much Watermelon Eating Contest during Emmitsburg Heritage Day. possible.
all of Saturday. Sunday, on the
Winners in this year’s
and Their other hand, began cloudy and wet, the adult heat of the greased pig events were as follows:
History but with no rain. By noon, the sun chase on a dare. Art Contest: Elementary School—
forced its way through the clouds “I told him (Bob Hance) that if Hailie Grace Dawson (first place),
Page 19 and brightened the day. he signed me up, I’d be guaranteed Emily Grace Williams (second
Carina Hall of Emmitsburg to win,” Forsyth said. place), Cassidy Sill (third place),
brought her two sons and nephew Although it was his first time Vanessa Sweeney (fourth place),
FFA Members out to participate in the games that trying to catch a greased pig, his Middle School—Gabrielle Archie
confidence wasn’t misplaced. He
included a greased pig chase, egg
(first place), Ryan Heiss (second
Honored at toss, three-legged race, and more. said that once the pig started place), Jean Pembroke (third place);
Annual FFA “I like to come because the kids running, his old football skills High School—Emily Wilson (first
Banquet get to have a good time,” Hall said. kicked in to help him catch a real place) and Rianna Joy (second
pig skin.
Besides the games, she also
enjoyed some of the other events “It was fun, and I’m going to Greased Pig Chase: Ages 1-6—
Page 20 that are part of Community come back to defend my title next Emma Annadale; Ages 7-11—John
Heritage Day, such as the live music, year,” Forsyth said. Lane; Ages 12-16—Mathew LeGare;
parade, classic car show, and, of After the games, visitors strolled Ages 17 and up— Justin Forsyth.
Local course, the fireworks. Community Park listening to music Sack Race Singles: Ages 1-4—
Student “I think what the boys enjoyed and eating delicious food. They also Tierney Burns (first place), Camden
Artist even more than the games was the took a wagon ride over to the classic Stone (second place); Ages 5-8—
Wesley Hahn (first place), Evan
car and motorcycle show.
(caterpillar) train that went around
Sculptures the park,” Hall said. Ron and Cindy Welch of Upchurch (second place); Ages
Not only did kids enjoy the Orlando, Florida, were in town 9-12—Mason Joy (first place), Josh
Page 28 games, but so did the young at visiting family and stopped by to Maze (second place); Ages 13-16—
heart. Thirty-one-year-old Justin watch the events. Jack McCarthy (first place), Mathew
Forsyth signed up to participate in “It’s very nice,” Sandy Welch LeGare (second place); Ages 17
said. “I like and up—David Shields (first place),
that everyone Abby McCarthy (second place).
is involved and Sack Race Doubles: Ages 5-8—
participating.” Evan and Robert Upchurch (first
This year was place), Josh and Wesley Hahn
the 33rd Annual (second place); Ages 9-12—Deandre
Community and Andrianne Febus (first place),
Heritage Day. John Lane and Marques Miller
Scan to link Each year, the (second place); Ages 13-16—Jada
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