Get Involved

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer on a Committee

The Downtown Sykesville Connection (DSC) consists of five teams of volunteers which meet once a month. All of our teams are OPEN for volunteers. Make a difference, and get involved!

  • The Design committee: the mission of the DSC Design committee is
    to shape the physical image and plan long term physical improvements of the downtown Sykesville community while honoring and preserving its historic charm.
  • The Organization committee: the mission of the DSC Organization committee is to connect and engage residents, business owners and community partners . to support the mission and financial structure of the DSC.
  • The Promotion committee: the mission of the DSC Promotion Committee is to produce events and promotional materials to
    shine a spotlight and bring awareness about the DSC to the larger community as well as raise funds for the Downtown Sykesville Connection’s activities.
  • The Economic committee: the mission of the Economic . Restructuring committee is to promote a harmonious
    and thriving downtown Sykesville business community through initiatives, programs, and long term planning that encourages a strong local economy.
  • The Clean, Green and Safe committee helps with sustainability and green options for our downtown.

Learn more about the Committees of the Downtown Sykesville Connection.

Volunteer at an Event

We always need volunteers at our many events and projects. If you would like to receive notification of volunteer opportunities, please email us DowntownSykesvilleConnection@gmail.com or give us a call at 410-216-4543.

 

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION FORM


The Sykesville Community Garden

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The Sykesville Community Garden is a small, sustainable, educational garden with the aim to bring community together, teach children where their food comes from, and experiment with creative, sustainable gardening methods of growing fresh fruits and vegetables.

There is no charge to be a member of the community garden, though donations are always welcome. It is a volunteer, honor-system-based garden. Take what you need and have worked for and leave enough for others. For more information please email Sykesville Community Garden , “like” our Facebook Page or follow us on Instagram.


Sponsor an Event

Are you interested in sponsoring one of our many annual Main Street events? Becoming an event sponsor provides a variety of benefits for you and your organization. All sponsors receive a variety of promotional offerings designed to meet your needs. To become a sponsor, please contact us via email at DowntownSykesvilleConnection@gmail.com or contact us by phone 410-216-4543.

Your sponsorship helps us continue to hold the quality events that bring our community together.

Our Annual Events

  • Fine Art & Wine Festival
  • First Fridays
  • Farmers Markets
  • Craft Beer Festival
  • Merry Main Street
  • …and more!

Become an Event Vendor

We are often looking for local artists, crafters, food vendors and more for our events! Please visit our Vendor Information page to learn more.


Donate

We are currently raising money for the following projects:

  • Main Street Town Square/Community Gathering Park
  • Improved Downtown Lighting
  • Landscaping
  • Signage
  • Public Art
  • Additional Recycle/Trash Receptacles for Main Street
  • Cafe tables and chairs for our sidewalks to encourage outdoor dining
  • Holiday Decor and Lighting



The purpose of this Fund it to support the Sykesville Main Street Association in it’s participation in Main Street Maryland, a comprehensive downtown revitalization program created by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The Community Foundation of Carroll County, Inc. will house and invest funds donated by individuals and businesses collect vendor fees, ticket fees merchandise sales fees, in kind donations, raffle and fund raising donations for the revitalization efforts of Main Street, Sykesville, Maryland, as well as grants applied for and received for this purpose.

We are a tax-exempt organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. All contributions are tax deductible to the maximum amount allowable for gifts to a public charity.

Upcoming Events

Nov
30
Sat
Shop Small Passport week @ Participating shops on Main Street
Nov 30 – Dec 8 all-day

Shop Small & Win!

Get a SBS Shopping Passport at any participating business between 11/30/19 – 12/8/19.
Get signed proof of purchase at 8 businesses
(only 1 per business).
Turn in the completed passport (put your contact info on the back label) at any Carroll County Public library or town hall by December 6th.
WIN! 20 winners will be picked at random (on 12/11) for $50 gift certificates good at any Passport business!

Dec
6
Fri
Twelve Hours of Christmas @ Sykesville Main Street
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Twelve Hours of Christmas @ Sykesville Main Street

Twelve Hours of Christmas

Get into the holiday spirit on Main Street.

Twelve Hours of music, raffles, in-store specials, and loads of holiday spirit.

Check in at our Main Street Tent to get details on all the good stuff!

Stores open 10 am to 10 pm.

Dec
7
Sat
Merry Main Street @ Sykesville Main Street
Dec 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Merry Main Street @ Sykesville Main Street

Enjoy nature related, and food crafts with our Green Committee volunteers and our favorites Girl Scouts!

Write a letter to Santa and listen to a Christmas story by Miss Claus!

This is a free event sponsored by the Downtown Sykesville Connection.
Sweet Simplicitea has generously offered again to provide the yummy treats to be enjoyed on that merry day!

Santa Arrives & Christmas Tree Lighting @ Sykesville Main Street
Dec 7 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Santa Arrives & Christmas Tree Lighting @ Sykesville Main Street

Join us in welcoming Santa and the winter holiday season! Santa will ride down Main Street on a fire truck, make a stop at Centennial Fountain Park to help light our Christmas Tree, and then meet with children in the Caboose behind the Post Office!

Please leave your pets at home! Pets are not allowed at Town events per ordinance 301.

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