Deep Creek Daily Notes Blog May 24

Wednesday May 24, 2023: Today will be a great day!

The weather today will be sunny, with highs in the lower 70s and a low of 41. West winds of around 5 mph, becoming northwest in the afternoon. The chance of rain is 20%.

The Mid-Atlantic Interstate Forest Fire Protection Compact is accepting donations for its fundraising events at this year’s Academy at Deep Creek. Each year, they have bag raffles, a Silent Auction, and a Live Auction, all culminating at a Wednesday evening BBQ for the trainees. They are also hosting a cornhole tournament this year for participants and will have prizes for the winners. If you are interested in donating, please message the page linked above.

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, many families prepare to enjoy outdoor activities here at Deep Creek Lake! State Fire Marshal Brian S. Geraci emphasizes the importance of fire safety during this time and offers practical tips to ensure a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend and summer season.

Garrett College celebrated the graduation of 97 students at the recent commencement ceremony.

The American Red Cross urgently requests people to schedule blood donation appointments to address a recent decline. This drop could result in fewer transfusions for patients in the upcoming weeks and timely appointments are crucial for those awaiting life-saving treatments.

As the school year concludes, the GCPS Food & Nutrition Services Department reminds parents to check their child’s meal account balance. Some students have negative balances, and the FNS will reach out to families with the highest debts to provide assistance.

Don’t miss the Garrett County Historical Society’s annual membership dinner on Friday, June 2 at the Pleasant Valley Community Center. Enjoy a delicious turkey dinner, served elegantly with china and real silverware, along with delectable desserts. Join us as former State Senator George Edwards shares his wealth of knowledge as the guest speaker. RSVP today to secure your spot.

Today marks the final day of Dress for Success, an initiative dedicated to empowering women in our community by providing them with the essential professional attire they require to present their best selves and excel in their professional endeavors.

The Oakland Library is hosting a session today from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. The Garrett County Diversity & Inclusion Advisory Committee invites all members of the public to share their thoughts and suggestions for improving experiences in Garrett County. All are welcome to contribute, regardless of background or experience.

Low-Cost Rabies Clinics continues today at Grantsville Elementary School.

Arrowhead Cove at Deep Creek Lake is selected for a pilot dredging project. The goal is to remove sediment, enhance boater access, and preserve the lake’s ecology. A public meeting today at 6:00 PM in Garrett College GIEC Room #111 will provide project details.