July 5, 2013

County Celebrates the Fourth of July

Among County Executive Ike Leggett’s stops around the County was the Town of Washington Grove where he raised the flag at the local celebration.

The County’s official colors for the day seemed to be red, white and blue as numerous July 4th celebrations were held in small communities and at large venues. Included were the two events traditionally sponsored by the County in Germantown and Kensington.

Germantown Glory hosted its largest crowd ever -- nearly 30,000 people at the South Germantown Recreational Park.  Many people waited to leave and enjoyed the band, Bobby and the Believers, who performed earlier but played another 15-minute set after the fireworks show. Attendees also noticed some new lights in the fireworks show this year.

Mid-County Sparkles, held at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington, hosted more than 8,000 people who were treated to musical entertainment by Quiet Fire Soul.

Fireworks light up the sky at the Mid-County Sparkles celebration in Kensington.

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