95th Birthday Party Ceremony

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the official Birthday Party for Deep Creek Lake on Saturday, August 15, 2020 from noon – 5 pm at the Garrett County Visitors Center, located at 15 Visitors Center Drive McHenry, MD 21541. The public is welcome to attend this free event which will include a ceremony from 12 pm – 1 pm featuring the below agenda of speakers representing federal, state and local elected officials and agencies. Face masks are required and capacity limitations will be in effect. Press are welcome to attend this event; please arrive shortly before 12 pm as the program will start promptly at that time.



Saturday, August 15, noon-1:00 p.m.

Visitors Center in McHenry


Welcome & Introductory Remarks:

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce – Patty Manown Mash, 95th Anniversary Chair

Title Sponsor Remarks – Nancy Adams, UPMC Western Maryland

Presentations by Dignitaries:

MD Department of Commerce – Secretary Kelly Schulz

MD Department of Natural Resources – Eric Null, DCL Lake Manager

Maryland Senator, District 1 – George Edwards

Maryland Delegate, District 1A – Wendell Beitzel

Garrett County Board of County Commissioners – Paul Edwards, Jim Hinebaugh and Larry Tichnell

Office of U.S. Senator Ben Cardin – Robin Summerfield

Office of U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen – Nan Mann

Office of U.S. Representative David Trone – Andrew Donlon

Dedication of Time Capsule:

Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area – Patty Manown Mash

Closing Remarks:

Garrett County Chamber of Commerce – Nicole Christian, President & CEO