Celebrating 85 years of Service to the Community

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The Thurmont Lions Club meets at 6:30 pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Mountain Gate Restaurant in Thurmont, Maryland.

The Thurmont Lions Club is a group of community-minded men and women who have come together to enjoy each other's company, hear interesting programs, and raise funds for important local or vision-related causes.

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Upcoming Events!

  • Summer Sandwich Sales at Bell Hill Farm!

    • Thursday, July 4
    • Saturday, August 1
    • Saturday, September 5

    All sales will be held from 10 am to 3 pm (or until sold out).

    All sales will be held at Bell Hill Farm, 15202 Catoctin Mountain Highway, Thurmont (about a mile north of Thurmont on U.S. Route 15).

    Menu includes Pit Beef, Pork, Turkey and Ham Sandwiches alone or as a Platter which includes Cole Slaw, a Drink and fresh cut French Fries and/or Baked Beans. We also have yummy desserts.

    BBQ Pork and Beef is also available! Come on out and try a "Loaded Lion" which is a generous helping of BBQ Beef or Pork served over fresh cut Fries!

  • Mural Unveiling

    The Celebration was Successful!!!!! The "Crowning Jewel Murals" were unveiled on Saturday, August 23 at 1 PM at the Guardian Hose Activities Building, 123 East Main St., Thurmont, MD on the Carnival Grounds. Come by the Trolley substation (on Main Street near Memorial Park, the northern end of the Trolley Trail and the Guardian Hose Company) and see this "must see" artistic project by local artist Yemi depicting several scenic and historic murals of the Thurmont area. See Additional Information.

    Special thanks to the community for their support of the project and the Thurmont Acacia Mason Lodge for their matching donation of $5,000.
    Tax deductible donations can still be made. Make checks payable to "Thurmont Lions Club Foundation, Inc." and mail to:

    Thurmont Lions Club,
    P. O. Box 306,
    Thurmont, MD 21788.
    ATTN: Joann Miller/Nancy Dutterer.

    Questions can also be referred to Joann at 301-271-3913 or Nancy at 301-271-6965.

  • The Thurmont Murals & Memories Books are Here!

    By now you have seen them and now you can purchase the Thurmont – Murals and Memories Book that will give you not only illustrations of the five murals but a brief history of each. The book contains sketches by Yemi the artist, actual photographs and the murals that are depicted on the Trolley Sub Station. Books can be purchased for $25.00 plus tax along with other Mural Commemorative items at local Thurmont Businesses including Timeless Trends, Brown's Jewelry Store, Mountain Gate Restaurant, and Springfield Winery to name a few. Check out the attachment and the upcoming issue of the December Catoctin Banner paper for additional details. Contact Nancy Dutterer 301-271-6965 or Joann Miller 301-271-3913 for more information.

  • Ongoing Fundraisers

    • A few copies of Books I and II of the Lions Cook Books are still available! Book II contains the other half of the recipes originally planned for Book I. Get your copy of Book II and have the complete Thurmont Lions Cook Book! We also are selling Book I and Book II as a set. See Additional Information.

    Care Packages for Military Families

    The Thurmont Lions Club is looking for local residents who have a family member in the military. We would like to show our support for the troops by sending care packages to them. If you are interested in having a care package delivered to troops and their immediate family, please contact Thurmont Lions Club President Don Keeney at 301-271-0558 or donkeeneyjr@gmail.com by May 15.

    Installation of Officers for 2014-2015

    The 2014-2015 Thurmont Lions Club officers were inducted by Past Council Chair Bob Muchow during the June 11, 2014 meeting:
    picture of 2014-15 Thurmont Lions Club Officers

    Front row (l-r): Joyce Anthony, Director; Kim Grimm, Secretary; JR Wantz, President; Rosemary McDermott, Treasurer: Joann Miller, Assistant Secretary/Director. Second Row (l-r): Bill Reckely, 1st Vice President; PDG Paul Cannada, Director; Kristin Long, Dues Treasurer; Tim Stuart, Membership Chair; Cindy Wantz, Director; Deb Schray, Tail Twister and Don Kenney, IPP. Not pictured: Bob Johnson, 2nd Vice President and Curtis Green, Tail Twister.

    Catoctin High School Leo Club

    Be sure to check out the new web site, Facebook page, and twitter account for the Catoctin High School Leo Club!!

    Website: http://www.e-leoclubhouse.org/sites/catoctin
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CHSLEO
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/catoctinleoclub
    Email for the CHS Leo Club: catoctinleoclub@gmail.com

    See our Web Page on the Thurmont Lions Club Preschool Vision Screening Program. Kids can get screened for free to help detect problems that can lead to serious conditions up to and including blindness.


    Please see the latest Newsletter for an extended listing of upcoming events.

    Club President: J.R. Wantz
    Zone I Chair: Cartha Johnson
    Region III Chair: Susan Ensor
    District Governor: John Parker
    International President: Barry J. Palmer