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Your donations allow us to continue our work within Garrett County. Thank you for your generosity.
The Antiques and Makers Market is our major fundraising event. For almost 50 years, this event has been a part of Autumn Glory weekend. We welcome Antique dealers and Makers of finely crafted items to join this successful event.
Please contact Jean Tumbarello at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We will be awarding funds to local non-profit organizations in 2022. Request for funding is made in writing and needs to be postmarked by December 31, 2021.
Please use the link below to find out more information and request an application. Information about an in-person meeting will be made in early March 2021.
We have just published a NEW cookbook with some of the 1914 recipes along with updated versions. BONUS! We have included some of our famous Antique Show café recipes.
Copies of the cookbook are available at the Book Mark't in downtown Oakland or use the link below to contact us.
Warm the Children is a national initiative that benefits our local community. We work with Garrett County schools, the Department of Social Services and the local newspaper to purchase warm clothing for families in need. Members notify selected families and take them shopping at our local Walmart.
In 2020 we shopped for over 240 children. Club members wrote 194 thank you notes to donors who generously gave over $26,000 to the program.
All work and no play? Not this club! Sure, we work but we have fun getting the job done! Participating in the Autumn Glory Parade (and meeting Maryland Governor Larry Hogan) is just one of the happy things we do!
Check out our photo gallery page for pictures of all our activities and events!
The Quick Guide is a directory of services and sources of help available in or near Garrett County. We provide the guides to local organizations FREE of charge for distribution to their clients. Many people do not have internet access and rely on this guide for important phone numbers and other information. The Guide is updated every 2-3 years. Please let us know if your organization needs copies
Four times a year, the craft group makes 300 'tray favors' for clients and residents of local assisted living, nursing homes and Meals on Wheels. The favors reflect a holiday season and are cherished by recipients. The group meets two Thursdays a month to get the favors made. It's a great way to get to know each other and make new friends while having fun being artistic. No creative experience necessary - if you can use scissors and a glue gun/stick, you will be able to make a favor. Join us on May 20, 2021 for our first craft meeting since the pandemic shut down! Mask required.
Each year an outstanding Club woman is named Woman of the Year. She is chosen by the three previous WOTY based on her contributions to the club and community. The 2020 recipient is Melissa Rank. A retired Air Force General, Melissa is very active in many community groups, including the Lighthouse and Treasure Chest a thrift shop for Lighthouse clients (a Civic Club sponsored project). She also chairs the Club committee for Veteran Outreach.
The book club meets from January through October at a local restaurant (third Friday) to plan reading material and discuss the current book selection. Members rate the books on a 1 to 5 scale.
Monthly meetings always result in stimulating discussions with special emphasis on how readers related to the book’s characters. Book club meetings are on hold until further notice. Stay safe everyone!