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!

  • 2014 Sandwich Sales

    Our last 2014 Sandwich Sales on Saturday, August 30 was a success. Thank You to our many supporters and workers!!

    Also a reminder that our schedule has changed (see the attached), i.e., the August 2 sandwich sale has been deleted, as has the October 18 Fall Food Festival.

  • 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.

    2015 Teacher of the Year!

    Nominate your favorite teacher for 2015 Teacher of the Year. Last years nominated teachers were truly appreciative of the recognition! Show a teacher you care and appreciate the work they do by filling out the form.Thanks for your participation in this worthwhile endeavor.

    All applications are due Wednesday, March 25th at 5:00 pm. See for additional information and/or to print out the application form.

    2015 Lion Club Scholarships!

    For many years, the Thurmont Lions Club Foundation has provided financial assistance for college attendance to Catoctin High School students in the form of scholarships. These scholarships are awarded competitively based on academic achievement, participation in activities, and financial need.

    The number of scholarships and the amount of each are dependent upon the degree of success of the annual Lions’ Community Birthday Calendar sales. This year the Thurmont Lions Club Foundation is awarding three one-year scholarships of $1000 each and the Vic Jagow four year $1000 renewable scholarship.

    All applications are due Tuesday, April 7, 2015. See additional information and/or print out the application form.

    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