Commissioner Julia Gouge has kept busy campaigning and staying abreast of happenings in the County Office Building.
On Oct. 17, a fund-raiser for Gouge was given at Frock's, where Scott Davis and Jon Buck spoke on her behalf.
Oct. 18 was a regular meeting day. That night, the commissioner attended the Maryland Municipal League Forum at the New Windsor Brethren Center.
Gouge and her husband, Jesse, went on the Maryland Midland Railroad Train Excursion from Union Bridge to Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., on Oct. 19.
She then spent an enjoyable time at the Apple Festival at Piney Run Park Oct. 20. She also attended the Oct. 21 luncheon/dedication for the new Carroll Community College campus.
Gouge had her regularly scheduled monthly public meeting at the County Office Building on Oct. 22, in addition to meeting with her staff.
That evening, she stopped by the Human Services Volunteer Recognition Reception and attended a candidates' forum at Liberty High sponsored by several South Carroll community associations.
Oct. 23 was another regular meeting day. Later, Gouge went to the Life Enrichment Program 15th Anniversary Gala at Longview Nursing Home and attended the annual dinner meeting of the Carroll County Farm Bureau at Pleasant Valley Fire Hall.
The commissioner met with staff and attended Maryland's Most Beautiful Reception in the County Office Building Oct. 24. She later made stops at the Taneytown Republican Women's dinner at the fire hall and at Hashawha for the Recreation and Parks' Volunteer of the year awards.
Following another meeting day Oct. 25, Gouge attended the East Carroll Forum at the Hampstead Fire Hall.
Gouge took her campaign door-to-door Oct. 26 with some of her campaign workers. In the evening, she attended the Carroll County Firemen's Association forum at the Emergency Operations Center.
On Oct. 27, the commissioner and her workers campaigned again door-to-door. That evening, she and Jesse, who is president of the Westminster Lions, attended the 50th anniversary of the Mount Airy Lions Club.
She spent part of Oct. 28 at the Church of the Open Door, where she was invited to attend services.
After meeting with several constituents Oct. 29, Gouge went on a tour of the Shoemaker Detox Center and headquarters with several Frederick City officials and Jo Riley Kauer, director of the Detox Center in Carroll County.
She finished the day by attending the Piney Run Community Association candidates forum at Messiah Lutheran Church.
Gouge rounded out the month in a regular meeting day Oct. 30 in the County Office Building.