August 26, 2021

Save the Date: Friendship Picnic Returns to Wheaton Regional Park on Sunday, Sept. 19

The Montgomery County Committee Against Hate and Violence invites the community to the Montgomery County Friendship Picnic taking place Sunday, Sept. 19 from noon – 5 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park located at 2000 Shorefield Road. The free event brings people of diverse cultures and faiths together to make new friends and discuss ways to build a stronger community.

All are welcome to this celebration, which includes traditional, Kosher, Halal, and vegetarian lunch options. There will be a wide range of activities for children and adults including musical performances, train rides, carousel, Zumba, COVID-19 testing and vaccinations, and more.

In addition to the recreation activities, there will be opportunities for small group conversations to discuss how to move toward a nonviolent community peaceably and respectfully. Everyone’s thoughts are valued, and all will be heard.

Event sponsors include the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships and the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group, Montgomery Parks, the Montgomery County Police, the County Fire and Rescue Service, and the Department of Health and Human Services African American Health Program

While the event is free, registration is strongly encouraged. Register by clicking here. The event will follow any COVID-19 protocols in place at the time by Montgomery County. For more information, call 240-777-8450 or visit the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights website.