The Committee for Ethnic Affairs advises the Montgomery County, MD County Executive and County Council on public policy that relates to ethnic affairs; promotes maximum involvement of all ethnic groups in the County in government, business and community affairs.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

County to Host Fireworks Displays in Germantown and Kensington; Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Germantown Glory

Montgomery County will again this year host two Independence Day fireworks displays on Monday, July 4.  Germantown Glory will be held at the SoccerPlex in the South Germantown Recreational Park, 18041 Central Park Circle, Boyds.  Mid-County Sparkles will be held at Albert Einstein High School, 11135 Newport Road, Kensington.

Germantown Glory will begin at 6 p.m. with children’s activities hosted by the BlackRock Center for the Arts.  The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will perform a musical salute to America at 8 p.m., through the sponsorship of Hughes Network Systems and the Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union.  Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

To reach the South Germantown Recreational Park from I-270, take exit 15B (Route 118 south) toward Germantown; go for 2.8 miles and turn right onto Richter Farm Road.  Go one mile and turn left onto Schaeffer Road.  The park entrance is 0.3 miles on the right.  Ample, free parking is available.

Mid-County Sparkles activities begin at 7:30 p.m. with a concert by Bobby and the Believers.  The fireworks display will follow at approximately 9:15 p.m.  Since there will be no on-site parking at the school or at adjacent properties, except for handicapped parking, shuttle buses will pick up passengers, beginning at 6:15 p.m., at Westfield Wheaton and the Wheaton Metro Station.
Low lawn chairs and coolers are welcome at both events.  Food vendors will be on site.  No alcoholic beverages are permitted.  The rain date for fireworks only is July 5.  No shuttle service will be available on the 5th.

For more information, call 240-777-6821 or go to

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