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Plans for ‘Community Show’ unveiled

(7/27) The 58th Annual Thurmont & Emmitsburg Community Show, sponsored by the Thurmont Grange, Catoctin FFA Chapter, Catoctin FFA Alumni, the Maryland State Grange and the Maryland State Agricultural Fair Board, will be held at the Catoctin High School.

The show will be held September 5, 6, and 7, and there is no entry fee.

On Friday, September 25, the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner will be highlighted, and approximately 30 individuals will participate in the community flag ceremony. Bill and Andrew Douwes will be providing a bagpipe performance processional, and special recognition will be given to military personnel who are in attendance during Friday night’s program.

Also on Friday night, the 2014-2015 Catoctin FFA Chapter Ambassador will be announced and a baked goods auction will start at 8:00 p.m. following the program, and the grand champion cake, pie and bread will be sold at 9:00 p.m.

On Saturday, September 6, the show will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Activities include a market goat, beef, sheep and swine fitting and showing contest from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Ag Center at the school.

A black Labrador dog owned by the Thurmont Police Department will performing a demonstration at 10:00 a.m. in the outside area in front of the school near the pet show area. The pet show will be held at 10:30 a.m. outside the front of the school. The petting zoo, farm animals and pony rides will also be held on Saturday and Sunday.

The Thurmont Grange will serve their Fresh Turkey and Country Ham dinner in the school cafeteria from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night. The Gospel Travelers will perform in the auditorium beginning at 7:00 p.m. There will be no admission charged for this entertainment, but a free will offering will be held.

Activities begin on Sunday, September 7, at 9:00 a.m. with the goat show, followed by the dairy show and decorated animal contest. The decorated animal contest will begin at noon and any type animal may be decorated for the contest.

Also at noon, the Catoctin FFA Alumni Chicken Bar-B-Que will be held in the cafeteria. The 35th annual Robert Kaas horseshoe pitching contest will begin at 1:00 p.m.

The Log Sawing Contest will begin at 1:00 p.m. under the show tent in the Ag Center area. The Catoctin Mountain Boys will perform an Elvis Presley Show from 1:45 to 2:15 p.m. in the auditorium. Taylor Brown will present an Elvis Tribute from 1:00 – 1:45 p.m. and from 2:15 to 3:00 p.m.

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