Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A Tradition Since 1938

Welcome to the Annual Gaithersburg MD Labor Day Parade, 2009. Lots of entertainment.
Children chatting it up with the local police..what are all those things on your belt and in your holsters, and how do they work? : )
Multi-cultural entertainment, befitting of our local demographic makeup.
Great music and enthusiastic and skilled dancers.
Outside the Gaithersburg Firehouse Museum. A fine beauty of a fire engine, I must say.
Dancers from Santiago. Music trucks with speakers led the way.
Usually a parking lot by the train station, and for shopping, today it's a place for delicious food assortments, souvenirs, as well as local area agencies and drinks and snacks.
The biggest balloon sculpture I ever saw..a Balloon Vehicle, at least 6 feet long!
The historic Gaithersburg Train Station..still in use today for commuters to DC and Point of Rocks on the MARC Line.
Old Towne Gaithersburg shops, after the street cleaner, and before it was open to traffic again.
The historic Thomas Cannery, which has been rehabbed and made into a commercial establishment with small private businesses.

It was a lovely cloudy day for the parade..not too hot, especially for the dancers and all who attended. The rain held out until it was all finished. Definately a fun way to spend the day.

Don't forget to check out the next upcoming event in Old Towne..Old Towne Day, September 25th, I think. Celebrating lots of local foods, crafts, bands, politicians, local vendors..plus you will probably run into people you know, for a good friendly time and day.

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