This is one of the new Thurmont Main Street signs installed this past week on the roads leading into Thurmont. Thanks to Commissioner Bill Blakeslee, Vickie Grinder and John Concannon, Frederick Office of the State Highway Administration. This sign is located just east of the Rte. 15 South interchange on Rte. 77. The others can be seen at Rte. 806 & Frederick Road, Rte. 550 & Rte. 15 and in front of the Elementary School on Rte. 550.
Our First Grant: Within weeks of being named as a Main Street Community we applied for and were awarded a matching grant from the DHCD. The grant will be used for Main Street signage, public seating downtown and for a project to improve the cross walks at the square. The value of the grant is $4,000.00 and the Town of Thurmont has agreed to support our effort by funding the seed money.
The Town of Thurmont was honored at the 2005 Maryland Main Street Awards Luncheon by being named as one of the two 2005 Main Street Maryland Communities. Pictured above L to R are Secretary of DHCD Victor L. Hoskins, Mayor Martin Burns, EDC Chair Vickie Grinder, Commissioner Bill Blakeslee, Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele, EDC Vice-Chair John A. Kinnaird, Frederick County Office of Economic Development representative Jim Gangawere and Deputy Secretary of DHCD Shawn S. Karimian. Click here for more details about the awards ceremony.
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