Barn Dance!

2013 barn danceYes!  The time has come again for the ThorpeWood Barn Dance. This year it will be on September 26th from 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The band Strings on Wings will be providing the music, and light snacks and hot cider will be provided. Feel free to BYOB! Tickets cost $20 per person in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets are on sale now, and proceeds from this event will go to offset the costs of the Frederick County YMCA’s use of ThorpeWood.

Our mission at ThorpeWood is to be a natural resource for non-profits, and we have formed a special partnership with the Frederick County YMCA that allows us to provide the bounty of our natural resources – whether it be through hiking, fishing, camping – to members of the Frederick County YMCA’s youth programs at no charge. That’s right – we do not charge any fee for non-profits to use our property, features, or Equine Assisted Learning (EAL) programs. Our EAL programs partner horses, horse professionals and clients.  We invite non-profits to participate in these programs without charge.  Money  raised from events such as the recent ThorpeWood Trail Run/Walk, and this Barn Dance help us to continue to do that.

Please consider coming out and dancing the night away in the ThorpeWood bank barn to some fantastic music. And don’t worry if barn dancing isn’t something that comes naturally to you – the dances will be called, so it will be easy to follow along! The evening promises to be magical, and it will only be complete if you are there – so plan to buy tickets today!  Tickets can be purchased by sending a check, payable to The Merle Thorpe, Jr. Charitable Trust (MTCT),  to ThorpeWood, 12805-A Mink Farm Road, Thurmont, MD 21788.