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FEBRUARY 2018     |   Vol. 23   |    Issue 2    |     Mail Run: 8,472    |     Total Print Run: 11,500

                                                   The                Catoctin

        Your Good News Community Newspaper, Serving Northern Frederick County, Maryland, Since 1995


              to Become Part of VIGILANT HOSE COMPANY

               by Deb Abraham Spalding

               At a combined meeting of all                                                                      Courtesy Photo  do for the community. The merger
            available Emmitsburg Volunteer                                                                                     strengthened the community in
            Ambulance Company (EVAC)                                                                                           emergency responses. It’s taken
            and Vigilant Hose Company                                                                                          two groups of talented individuals
            (VHC) members at Vigilant Hose                                                                                     and put together one of the best
            Company’s Station 6 on Tuesday                                                                                     emergency services organizations
            evening, December 12, 2017, the                                                                                    in the state.”
            signing of merger documentation,                                                                                      As with all volunteer
            in which the Emmitsburg                                                                                            organizations, the need for funds
            Volunteer Ambulance Company                                                                                        to drive the mission is vital. In
            became a part of the Vigilant                                                                                      addition to a new Six of Hearts
            Hose Company, took place.                                                                                          fundraiser that is ongoing until
            This followed the signing of                                                                                       a winner is drawn in 2018,
            merger documentation by                                                                                            the VHC hosts bingo every
            EVAC leadership members                                                                                            Wednesday afternoon in the
            that authorized the transfer of                                                                                    Activities Building, with games
            all assets and liabilities to the                                                                                  starting at 1:00 p.m., as well as
            VHC. The VHC was represented                                                                                       every Friday evening, with games
            by the Law Offices of Michael         Pictured from left are: (standing) Vicki Long, EVAC secretary and Mary Lou Little, EVAC president;   starting at 6:50 p.m. Food is
            H. Delauter, while EVAC was            (seated) Tom Vaughn, VHC assistant secretary; Steve Valentine, VHC secretary; Frank Davis, VHC   available to participants and the
                                                       president; Mike Delauter, VHC Company attorney; and Steve Hollinger, VHC treasurer.
            represented by Ian Bartman of                                                                                      general public for eat-in or take-
            Offutt & Kurman.                                                                                                   out during these games.
               Following a presentation by        the merger. Earlier that night, in a   Little, former president of EVAC,      The VHC’s annual Spring Fling
            VHC Attorney Michael Delauter,        different part of the same facility,   “I can’t emphasize how well it’s    event will be held at a new location
            EVAC and VHC membership,              a party was held during the final    working. It’s the greatest thing ever!   this May: at the Company’s Activity
            together and unanimously, approved    hours of VHC’s Six of Hearts         It made Emmitsburg stronger than      Building, located on Creamery
            the action, thus exceeding the required   fundraiser. Tickets were drawn   it’s ever been. We’re all so proud.”  Road in Emmitsburg.
            two-thirds membership vote.           every ten minutes until a winner        VHC President Frank Davis             Spring Fling will be held May
               The merger documents stipulated    was finally pulled at 10:00 p.m. The   expressed a similar sentiment, “The   19, 2018, with winners drawn
            that the legal transfer would take    name Barbara Berg was drawn and      biggest thing is that it was the right   from noon-5:00 p.m. See their
            place at 12:00 a.m. on January 1,     the card behind number 45 revealed   thing to do for both organizations,   advertisement on page 14 for more
            2018. At the stroke of midnight,      the 6 of Hearts. Barbara became      overall, and it was the right thing to   details and ticket information.
            during EVAC’s New Year’s Eve          the lucky winner of the $54,000
            Bingo at the Activities Building on   cumulative jackpot.
            Creamery Road in Emmitsburg,            The New Year’s Eve Bingo and            Catoctin Youth
            the crowd of approximately 350        the Six of Hearts fundraisers are
            people had more to celebrate than     perfect examples of the new stronger      Association (CYA)
            just the new year 2018. As they       volunteer force, working together
            burst into cheer at midnight, it      for one unified organization. “It’s a     Basketball Holds Its
            was to celebrate the new year and     win-win situation,” shared Mary Lou       First Annual Shoot-A-

                                                                                            Thon at Catoctin H.S.                                              Photo by Hillary Palmer

                                                                                                — Read the story on page 27

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