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 onSaturday, 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.

  • Raffle - Lion Rebecca Pearl's Artist Proof

    Lion Rebecca Pearl has donated an artist proof of "The Last Ride - Thurmont Trolley 1954" to the Thurmont Lions Club (see the attached). The TLC will be selling raffle tickets at the remaining pit sandwich sale on August 30, the Community Show and at the TLC meetings. The drawing will be held during the Thurmont Lions Club's 85th Charter Night to be celebrated on October 24, 2014. The winner need not be present to win. The cost of the raffle tickets is $3.00 for one ticket and $10.00 for four tickets. Get tickets from Lions Club members or Call Deborah Schray at 301-271-9936.
  • Make a Difference (in Thurmont) Day

    "Thurmont Rail History" Commemorative Gift Items are etched with the first mural design unveiled at the Make a Difference (In Thurmont) Day. They can be purchased at the following locations:
    • Brown's Jewelry Store
    • Catoctin Breeze Vineyard
    • Cozy Restaurant & Motel
    • Creeger House during the Christmas House Tour
    • Gateway Candyland
    • Springfield Winery
    • Timeless Trends

    Christmas ornaments and wine glasses are only $15 each (plus tax). Four wine glasses may be purchased for $50 (plus tax).

  • 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.

    Thurmont Volunteer of the Year !

    The Thurmont Community's Volunteer of the Year will be announced on October 25, 2014.

    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