Established in 1953, the Burkittsville Ruritan Club is dedicated to promoting goodwill, fellowship, and community service. We welcome all people who want to better their community to join us in achieving this mission.
Schedule of Meetings:
The Burkittsville Ruritan Club meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (excluding December) at 6:30 pm.
The Board of Directors meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm.
Community Easter Egg Hunt
On Saturday, April 8, 2023, the Burkittsville Ruritan Club and Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Town of Burkittsville, will sponsor our annual Community Easter Egg Hunt. Families with children aged 1-12 are invited to come to the Ruritan Community Center at 500 East Main Street, Burkittsville, Maryland, beginning around noon for light refreshments. The egg hunt will begin at 1:00 pm after which prizes will be distributed.
Trout Fishing Derby
The Burkittsville Ruritan Club will hold our annual Trout Fishing Derby on Saturday, April 15, 2023 at the pond on Route 17 at the center of Burkittsville. Children ages 3 to 15 are invited to register to participate in the derby, which will begin at 10:00 am.
What is Ruritan?
Ruritan is a civic organization whose objectives include creating a greater understanding between rural and urban people on the problems of each as well as on their mutual problems and working with those agencies which serve the community and contribute directly to its progress. It is similar to the service organizations of the cities but designed to meet the needs of rural people and rural communities.
Ruritan was founded in 1928 in Holland, Virginia, where it has grown from the Tidewater area of Virginia to the foot hills of the Rockies: from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, and in doing so, has become the largest rural civic organization in America.