Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade to be held Nov. 18

Nov. 16, 2006, midnight | By Iliya Smithka | 17 years, 3 months ago

Blair marching band to perform

The ninth annual Montgomery County Thanksgiving Parade will be held this Saturday, Nov. 18 in Silver Spring. The parade will start at the intersection of Sligo Ave. and Georgia Ave. at 9:30 a.m. and will then march North on Georgia, turning onto Ellsworth Drive and ending at Fenton Street, according to the Downtown Silver Spring website.

Blair's own marching band will be featured in the parade, which will be broadcasted live on channel 8 and aired again on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23.

From 7 a.m. to about 1 p.m., traffic will be blocked off on the North-bound lanes of Georgia Ave, from East-West Highway to Colesville Road. The public parking garage at Sligo Avenue and Fenton Street will close at 2 am on Saturday morning and the Gateway Plaza lot at Colesville Road and Georgia Avenue will close at 7 am. Free parking will be available in public garages, like the Wayne Avenue Garage and the Town Square Garage, and at the public lots in Downtown Silver Spring, according to the Silver Spring Regional Services Center website. The Metro/Red Line at the Silver Spring Station behind the Discovery building is also nearby.

For more information, visit the Silver Spring Regional Services Center website or the Downtown Silver Spring website.

Iliya Smithka. Iliya Smithka will graduate from neither the CAP nor the Magnet Program. However, she somehow managed to get a decent education. While representing no particular program during her stint on Silver Chips Online, Iliya was a spectacular staff writer, although she never really mastered the … More »

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