James Rada, Jr.
(4/6) Rock and roll is here to stay.
In Thurmont, it is celebrated once a year
during the town’s annual 50’s/60’s Day at the
This year’s party begins on Saturday, July
26 with activities running all day, but most
beginning at 4 p.m.
“This year, because of the heat we’ve had
in previous years, we decided to scale back
some of the events and not start until 4
p.m.,” said Commissioner Wayne Hooper who has
been helping put together the event.
The day kicks off with the Thurmont Farmers
Market and community yard sale from 9 a.m. –
noon. The classic car show begins at noon and
runs to the end of the day’s events.
The evening activities include:
- 4 – 5 p.m. – Kid’s contests
- 5 – 5:30 p.m. – Dance exhibition by Elower-Sicilia Dance Studio
- 5:30 – 6 p.m. – Door prizes and games
- 6 – 10 p.m. – Music by Big Cam and the
“During their breaks, we’ll be giving away
more door prizes and playing other games,”
The evening’s final raffle will be at 9:45
p.m. First prize is $500 in furniture from
Wolfe’s Furniture, second prize is half a beef
from Shriver’s Meats and third prize is $250.
The prizes were donated by Bill’s Auto Body.
“And you don’t need to be present to win,”
50s/60s Day began in 2001 with Thurmont’s
250th anniversary celebration and has
continued to grow.
“We get more than 1,000 people each year
now,” Hooper said.