• Fundraising

    Bark & Wine a new event in Spring 2021. We will be combining our love of community (we have several wonderful vineyards in the area), and the amazing work of our canine community to serve the blind in this event that will promote fundraising for Leader Dogs for the Blind and Guiding Eyes dogs. Look for details to come. 

    Benefit Breakfast - Sometimes, within our community, there is a family with an extraordinary health situation. We work with Trinity United Church of Christ to provide an opportunity to come together to help that family. 

    Cash Bingo – In the early Spring of each year, we host a Cash Bingo that raises funds to assist with our projects. We invite everyone to come out to have fun and to help make a difference in our community. 

    Bridge-to-Bridge-to-Bridge Bike Tour Fundraiser a new event in October 2020. We are planning a bike ride that encompasses all three of the covered bridges in our area as we celebrate the uniqueness of our area and the ability to help others. The funds raised will go to a specific cause annually. The event will be held in conjunction with our Make A Difference Day project/cause. 

    Christmas Ornament –For a number of years, we have worked with the Rebecca Pearl Gallery to develop a series of Christmas ornaments based on Rebecca’s artwork featuring scenes of Thurmont. These tend to sell out so reserve yours early. 

    Christmas Extravaganza – Lions Doug Favorite and Don Keeney do extreme Christmas decorating each tree with hundreds of trees inside and out. Tour their house and help with a Christmas gift to those who benefit from the entrance fee. Those who have received funding from this program include: Operation Second Chance, MD Patriot Guard, Sgt. Lawrence Everhart Sons of the American Revolution, LCIF, LVRF and more. If you aren’t in the Christmas spirit when you arrive, you will be when you leave. 

    Colorfest Food Booth – The Thurmont Lions staff a popular food booth at the mouth of the Community Park at the annual Colorfest; featuring shrimp, crab cakes, corn dogs and more. We are always looking for help to staff our booth. 

    Community Show Food Booth – During the Thurmont community’s annual Community Show, we staff a food booth for the weekend. We feature breakfast, lunch and dinner in the agricultural area.  Come out and see the best Thurmont has to offer and get a cinnamon bun, fresh cut French fries and more. 

    Easter Egg Fundraiser – One of our newer fundraisers, we get wooden Easter Eggs from the same supplier of the White House Easter Egg Roll. These Easter Eggs feature a community design on them. Hang them, put them in a basket or on a stand – Easter is always in season with one of these eggs. These eggs will feature a different community design each year

    Food Trailer – we have a food trailer and can provide concessions for community events, estate auctions or more. 

    Golf Tournament currently in the planning stages for 2020. Check back for more information 

    Pink Lemonade for Gateway to a Cure new for 2020. The Thurmont community has been coming together in October to raise awareness and funding for the Patty Hurwitz Breast Cancer Fund. This year, our Pit Sandwich sales will feature pink lemonade as a drink choice. The funds from the sale of the pink lemonade will go toward Thurmont’s 2020 Gateway to a Cure. 

    Pit Sandwich Sales - Anyone hungry? You won’t be after one of our now famous Pit Sandwiches. Stacked high with Beef, Ham, Pork or Turkey, you can’t go wrong.  We also have  fresh cut fries and our own TLC recipe baked beans. We will have 7 sale dates in 2020 – having added one for July 3rd to help people get ready for their July 4th picnics. In bulk or by the sandwich, get yours before we sell out. And don’t forget your dessert, we can help you out there as well. 

    Print Sales-In a tribute to one of our amazing members, Nancy Dutterer, a print was commissioned from Rebecca Pearl to celebrate not only Nancy’s life but also her dedication to the Trolley projects.  The image of the trolley and trolley station during its peak, features Nancy and those close to  her.  The prints are on sale for $50.00 plus tax. Contact a lion to check on availability. 

    Raffles - We will be conducting a Crab & More Raffle this year with a bushel of crabs as first prize; Shriver’s beef as second and Hillside’s turkey as third. The winner will be drawn on July 4th so they will have plenty of summer left to enjoy their crabs.