Damascus United Methodist Church

Young at Heart Outing @ the Tea Room, Gambrill State Park

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Young at Heart going to the Mountaintop

The Tea Room at Gambrill State Park on the ridge of the Catoctin Mountains will be the site of a Young at Heart picnic/cookout on Wednesday, June 28. If you haven’t been there you’ll be awestruck by the beautiful views of the Frederick and Middletown valleys and the South Mountain area to the west. The Tea Room is a lodge-like structure that has been a popular feature of the Park for over 75 years, hosting weddings, family reunions, business meetings and other special events.

The Young at Heart fellowship group is open to all adults associated with DUMC and their friends and relatives. We’ll do the cooking and all you’ll have to do is take in the surrounding beauty outside and inside the Tea Room, which was constructed from native stone by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in the mid 1930s. It is also wheelchair accessible.

We’ve already rented the Tea Room for that date, and as we get a better feel for the number attending, we’ll provide precise information on the cost. We hope to do it for $10 or $12 per person. Carpools will be formed in the Church Parking lot at 3:00 p.m. It’ll be about a 45-minute trip from Damascus. At that time of the year, the Park closes at 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to come a little later because of work schedules are welcome to do so. RESERVATIONS must be made by Sunday, June 18. For planning purposes, we’d appreciate hearing sooner if you can do it.

We will be looking for drivers to carpool, and help with set-up, serving and clean-up duties. To make your reservations to attend and/or volunteer, contact Jane Webb @ or 240-620-6920 or 301-253-0022.


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