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Published by                                      The Catoctin Banner Newspaper                                          August 2018             Page 13
            62   nd  Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show

               The 62  Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show will                   On Sunday, September 9, activities begin at 9:00 a.m. with the Dairy Goat
            be held at Catoctin High School, located at 14745 Sabillasville Road       Show, followed by the Dairy Cattle Show.
            in Thurmont, on September 7-9, 2018.  All events, activities, and             At noon on Sunday, the Catoctin FFA Alumni Chicken Bar-B-Que will be
            entertainment are free.                                                    held in the cafeteria. Prices are: $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for ages under
               Free entry of exhibits will take place on Thursday evening, September 6,   twelve. Carryouts are $11.00. A Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull will be held at
            from 6:00-9:00 p.m., and on Friday, September 7, from 8:30-11:30 a.m., in   12:30 p.m. in the Ag Center area.
            the new gymnasium and in the Ag Center. Judging will begin at 12:30 p.m.      In the auditorium, the Catoctin Mountain Boys will feature musical
            Commercial exhibits may be entered on Friday, September 7, from 3:30-5:30   entertainment at 12:30 p.m., and the Taylor Brown’s Elvis Tribute Show
            p.m. The show will open to the public at 6:00 p.m.                         will be held at 1:30 p.m. The 35  Annual Catoctin Mountain Log Sawing
               On Friday night, September 7, the opening ceremonies will begin at      Contest will be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Ag Center, with classes for adults
            7:00 p.m. in the auditorium, where the 2018-2019 Catoctin FFA Chapter      and children. The 39th Annual Robert Kaas Horseshoe Pitching Contest will
            Ambassador will be announced. In addition, this year’s program will feature   begin at 1:00 p.m. on the softball field behind the school.
            the 42  Annual Community Flag Ceremony and honor Catoctin High                Exhibits must be removed on Sunday, September 9, from 3:00-6:00 p.m.
            School’s 50  anniversary. At 8:15 p.m., the annual Baked Goods Auction will   Any exhibits not removed may be picked up from the school’s Agriculture
            begin immediately following the program, with the Grand Champion Cake,     Center on Tuesday, September 11, from 9:00 a.m.-noon.
            Pie, and Bread sold at 9:00 p.m. Buyers are welcome to purchase baked good    By early August, the Community Show booklets can be found in local
            items to support the Community Show and many local organizations.          Thurmont and Emmitsburg area businesses. New residents of the community
               On Saturday, September 8, the Community Show is open from 9:00 a.m.-    are urged to enter exhibits—and it is free to enter—and be a part of the
            10:00 p.m.  Activities include a Market Goat, Beef, Sheep and Swine Fitting   Community Show, the largest in the State of Maryland. Please note rule and
            & Showing Contest in the Ag Center, from 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. In the front   class changes to Dept. 12’s Arts, Painting & Drawing and Dept. 13’s Arts
            lawn of the school at 10:00 a.m., there will be a Pet Care Seminar by Dr.   & Crafts Departments, as well as minor changes to several departments this
            Jonathan Bramson of the Catoctin Veterinary Clinic, immediately followed   year. Departments include: Fresh Fruits, Fresh Vegetables, Home Products
            by the Pet Show at 10:30 a.m. A petting zoo, farm animals, and pony rides   Display, Canned Fruits, Canned Vegetables, Jellies & Preserves, Pickles,
            will also be held on Saturday and Sunday in the upper parking lot area, from   Meats, Baked Products, Sewing & Needlework, Flowers & Plants, Arts,
            10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.                                                       Paintings & Drawings, Crafts, Photography, Corn, Small Grains and Seeds,
               The Thurmont Academy of Self Defense will present a martial arts        Eggs, Nuts, Poultry & Livestock, Dairy, Goats, Hay, Junior Department and
            program in the small gymnasium at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday,     Youth Department.
            September 8, and the Elower-Sicilia Productions Dance Program will have a     Please visit the Community Show’s website for the entry
            3:00 p.m. program in the auditorium.                                       exhibit list, schedule of events, and more information at: www.
               The Thurmont Grange will serve its turkey and country ham supper in
            the school cafeteria, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. on Saturday night, September 8.     The Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show is sponsored by the
            Prices are: $13.00 for adults and $7.00 for ages under twelve. Carryouts are   Thurmont Grange, Catoctin FFA Chapter, Catoctin FFA Alumni, Maryland
            $14.00. In the auditorium at 4:30 p.m., an Open Mic Showcase of Talent by   State Grange, and the Maryland State Agricultural Fair Board.
            local teen performers will be held. At 6:00 p.m., the Catoctin Mountain Boys
            will feature musical entertainment. At 7:00 p.m., the Taylor Brown’s Elvis
            Tribute Show will be held.
               On Saturday night, the 44  Annual Catoctin FFA Alumni Beef, Sheep &            
            Swine Sale will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Ag Center, selling approximately
            8 goats, 22 swine, 10 sheep, and 9 beef steers. Buyers are welcome and
            encouraged to attend.                                                              

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