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Recent Events


George Wireman stands next to the trunk of one of 11 Scarlet Oak Trees planted in 1922 in honor of the eleven Thurmont boys lost in the Great War. This tree was damaged in 2008 and George spoke about sitting under this tree during many of the concerts and other events he attended at Memorial Park. He was 2 years old when the trees were planted and he felt as though he had lost an old friend when this tree was removed.

In Memory of
George Wireman
November 11, 1920
January 5, 2012

George served as Thurmont Official Historian having been awarded the title on June 15, 2008 in recognition of his lifelong interest in Thurmont History. He also organized and hosted the Concerts in the Park for 21 years, served on the Parks Commission and was involved in many local events including serving as Master of Ceremonies
for the Thurmont Bicentennial program held at
Memorial Park in 1951.

His book “Gateway To The Mountains’, published in 1969
and his regular columns in the Catoctin Enterprise and Catoctin Banner will be a valuable resource for those with an interest in Thurmont history for generations to come.

Many also knew George as an avid railroad enthusiast both for his model railroad display and for his service as a Conductor on the Walkersville Southern Railroad.

George seemed to be everywhere in Thurmont, whether you saw him walking, read his articles in the paper, listened to
him on WTHU radio, visited his model train, sat with him in Memorial Park, or read his book. He truly was a
local treasure and he will be missed by everyone!

Click here to see some photos of George through the years and images from the Memorial Program.


Thanks to everyone that attended Furmont Days! Despite the rain we had a great turnout for Furmont Days. There were demonstrations by Deputy Sheriff Eyler and his dog as well as the Frisbee Dogs.  Many pets entered and won ribbons while their human friends cheered them on.
Click here to see photos from Furmont Days 2011.

Thurmont Saturday Stroll Donates School Supplies to Thurmont Schools


L-R Virginia LaRoche, Natalie Hoyt, Jen Daugherty and Stacie Zelenka.
 Ms Daugherty accepts a donation of school supplies from the Thurmont Main Street Stuff-A-Backpack Saturday Stroll.  Young Natalie donated two large boxes of school supplies along with the backpack full of supplies.

As part of the August 20th Stuff-A-Backpack themed Saturday Stroll school supplies were gathered for distribution to Thurmont schools.  EDC Vice Chair Stacie Zelenka and Secretary Virginia LaRoche presented supplies to all four Thurmont schools on September 12, 2011. The supplies were accepted by school staff and will be distributed to children in need of supplies.
Click here to see photos from all four schools.

Maryland State Delegate Kathy Afzali Visits Thurmont
During the July 16th Saturday Stroll



EDC Director John Nickerson, Main Street Manager Cindy
 McKane-Wagester, Delegate Afzali, her daughter
 and EDC Member Irene Matthews.

Delegate Afzali visited Thurmont to help with the Saturday Stroll and also took time to visit several Main Street businesses.  Here she is discussing small business concerns with John Brown of Brown’s Jewelry.

Click here to see more photos of Delegate Afzali’s visit.

Thurmont EDC enters a float in the 2011 Guardian Hose Company Parade.


Andrew Laroche, Stacie Zelenks and Irene Matthews put the finishing touches on the Thurmont EDC parade entry.


The EDC float was driven by John Nickerson and featured some of his outstanding artwork.


Stacie lets loose a handful of candy for eager kids to catch. Our thanks everyone that helped in this effort including Stacie Zelenka & kids, John Nickerson & kids, Irene Matthews, Heather Dewees, Andrew LaRoche and the Thurmont Residents who’s candy canes, butterflies and scarecrows helped decorate our first ever float.

Click here for pictures of the float in the parade.


The Jermae Jezebelles enjoy a delicious lunch and fellowship at Simply Asia.

Vic Jagow Day Celebration at the Thurmont Regional Library


Betty and Vic Jagow arrive at the Thurmont Regional Library for VJ Day.

Vic Jagow was honored on Saturday,
May 15, 2010 at the Thurmont Regional Library for his years of active involvement in Thurmont as both a resident and as a volunteer. Vic Jagow Day included proclamations from the Thurmont Board of Commissioners and Maryland’s Governor thanking Vic for his dedication to our community. As a longtime supporter of the Thurmont Library it was fitting that the celebration was held on the deck at the new Regional Library. In honor of Vic Jagow Day the local 1960’s band The Coachmen performed for Vic and the hundred plus friends and well wishers gathered on the deck at the library.  A cake featuring the the Welcome to Thurmont sign draped in a VJ Day banner and refreshments rounded out this great event.

Click here to see photos of VJ Day
at the Library.

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