Decorate your holiday tree with McDaniel ornaments

McDaniel College landmark holiday ornaments.
September 03, 2013

Two McDaniel College landmarks are available as holiday ornaments thanks to the GFWC’s Woman’s Club of Westminster.

WMC Alumni Hall and the Kenneth R. Gill Stadium are ready for purchase in the Club’s gold ornament series, now in its tenth year.

Since the laying of its cornerstone in 1896, generations of students and audiences from the community have gathered in Alumni Hall for plays, concerts, lectures and convocations. Home to the Theatre Department, this historic building was renamed Western Maryland College (WMC) Alumni Hall in 2003 to honor and preserve the college’s original name.

The brand new Kenneth R. Gill Stadium, dedicated in 2012, provides first-class seating for McDaniel’s athletic fans and game-day management for sporting events scheduled on Hoffa Field, especially drive-in football tailgating recognized nationally by the Weather Channel and Southern Living magazine.

The ornaments are $21 each and sales fund special projects for the local Woman’s Club, whose members provide volunteer service and support in the Westminster community.

In past years, the Woman’s Club paid tribute to McDaniel College’s chapels, both “Little” Baker Chapel and Baker Memorial Chapel and Ward Memorial Arch. Ornaments of Baker Memorial Chapel are still available too.

Ornaments may be purchased at the college book store in Decker College Center, Carroll County Arts Center, Historical Society of Carroll County, Benn’s Menswear & Formal Wear, and Westminster Antique Mall or by calling Sandy Ferguson of the Woman’s Club at 410-848-3032 or email at