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May 15, 2014

It’s Tea Time at Gambrill State Park

by kking
When: Friday, May 30 from 7 to 9 p.m.
Who: Open to the Public, All Ages
Cost: $25 per person (registration required)
Where: Gambrill State Park, 8602 Gambrill Park Road, Frederick
Contact: 301-271-7574 or Cunninghamgambrill@gmail.com
 

It’s tea time at Gambrill State Park! Join staff for an evening tea service complete with scrumptious goodies and a presentation on the Civilian Conservation Corps’ legacy in the region.

Set amongst the breathtaking views of Frederick and Middletown, the buffet-style spread will include an assortment of teas, as well as gourmet tea sandwiches, scones and savories from Canapes Catering.

Civilian Conservation Corps historian John McCarthy will speak about the buildings and facilities built in the park and the Catoctin Mountain by crews in the 1930s. The Civilian Conservation Corps, a Federal program created during the Great Depression, created jobs for young men to help restore the nation’s struggling natural resources.

Registration is required by May 23. Participants can pay using credit card at cunninghamgambrill.org/Events.html, or by check to the park.

Located in the park’s High Knob Area, the event will take place in the Tea Room, a native-stone building constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930s. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Cunningham Falls and Gambrill State Parks, and the Maryland Park Service.

Additional tea programs will be offered in September and November.

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