DNR Shines a Spotlight on Friends of New Germany State Park


Cabin Fever Fundraiser
at New Germany State Park – 2009


Successful event on a foggy evening at New Germany State Park

Photo collage of volunteers in action during Cabin Fever Fundraising Event

Report from Kathy Tunney,
President of the Friends of New Germany, Inc.

On March 28, The Friends of New Germany, in partnership with Savage River Watershed Association, hosted their annual Cabin Fever Fundraiser. In spite of foggy weather, 130 people attended the event and enjoyed homemade soups, breads and baked goods as they sat by a cozy fire in the Lakehouse.


After the door prizes were announced, the crowd moved to the Recreation Hall where they browsed among tables displaying a great variety of silent auction items given by generous local businesses and many private donors. In the background, The Sugar Foot Stompers entertained everyone with live music.


The two organizations made over $3,300, and those volunteers who worked so hard to organize the event were very pleased, as were all who had a great time and left with many “treasures.”


Thank you to Liz McDowell, who was the chairperson of the volunteers and who is a member of Friends and of SRWA, and to all those who helped make the event a success.

For further information about
volunteering at New Germany State Park, contact:


Melissa McCormick, Volunteer Coordinator
New Germany State Park
349 Headquarters Lane
Grantsville MD 21536

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The Friends of New Germany Inc. is a non-profit foundation established for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing park facilities, trails and programs.


The Savage River Watershed Association is a group of local landowners and other citizens dedicated to preserving and enhancing the rural nature and natural resources of the Savage River Watershed by assisting interested landowners and public land managers with environmental stewardship efforts and educational outreach.

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