Greenbelt in 2012

A photo blog about Greenbelt, Maryland in its 75th anniversary year

Greenbelt Labor Day Parade

with 5 comments

September 3

Cities have parades on different occasions. Bowie has a Memorial Day parade, Laurel an Independence Day parade, and Hyattsville has one to celebrate the city’s anniversary in April. Greenbelt’s parade is on Labor Day. It is the city’s largest annual event.

Jessie Meltzer with her dog Little Bear wait for the parade on Crescent Road.

Clement Lau is with CERT (Community Emergency Response Team).

Don Rich (standing), a member of the city’s Advisory Committee on Education, waits for the ACE group to come by.

Shirley Middleton rides a Segway before the start of the parade.

Dawn and her mother Yolanda Burnett sit in front of the Greenbelt Community Church.

Greenbelt Police Department Honor Color Guard

Chesapeake Caledonian Pipes and Drum Band

Outstanding Citizen John Henry Jones waves to onlookers as his wife Elaine Jones smiles in the front row. Driving the Mini Cooper convertible is Dea Zugby.

Greenbelt City Council members ride in a restored fire engine, a 1935 Ford Howe pumper. Two councilmembers were Outstanding Citizens: Leta Mach (2000) and Konrad Herling (2001).

Two CERT members guard the road. On the right is Rena Hull, Outstanding Citizen in 1999.

Junior Miss Greenbelt 2011 Sarah Crank and Little Miss Greenbelt 2011 Yasmyn Switzer

Miss Greenbelt 2011 Victoria Gray

This years first alternates (from left): 1st alternate for Junior Miss Greenbelt Autumn Williams, 1st alternate for Little Miss Greenbelt Cynthia Quinton, and 1st alternate for Miss Greenbelt Sarah Larkin.

Junior Miss Greenbelt 2012 Caroline Casey and Little Miss Greenbelt 2012 Ashley Wickline

Miss Greenbelt 2012 Veronica Handunge

Sheriff Special Operations Division

Jim and Bernie Giese watch from in front of the Community Church. Jim Giese was Outstanding Citizen in 2010.

Prince George’s County Sheriff Melvin High

Three girls are ready with their candy bags.

Carolyn Sturtevant, who lives nearby, has set up her own water stand for parade groups.

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Air Force Junior ROTC

Fred and Anne Hutchinson wear colorful shirts.

Free books

Alyssa Heintzelman is with the Lions Club’s bike group.

Children of the Greenbelt Nursery School wait to join the parade.

Greenbelt Dog Training is ubiquitous in Washington area parades.

Naomi and Emma of the Greenbelt Municipal Swim Team

Herbert Wells Ice Rink is on Paint Branch Parkway in College Park.

Sarah Larkin, 1st alternate for Miss Greenbelt, sits with her family.

Autumn Williams, 1st alternate for Junior Miss Greenbelt, with her fellow Girl Scout Troop 2799

Greenbelt Nursery School

Joe Gareri, his wife Holly Wheeler and their daughters Lien (4 in December) and Maya (3 in September) march with the Nursery School contingent.

Greenbelt Lions Club

Plant Garden Greens. Live Simple.

Dasha (10) holds her 8-month-old goat Ola. Her family has a small farm in Glenn Dale.

Austin Henry walks with the Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt Democratic Club. “WHEN $$$$ TALK$, DEMOCRACY IS $ILENCED!”

Todd Turner is a Bowie City Councilmember.

Rep. Steny Hoyer poses with a supporter.

Hoyer shakes the hand of Sarah Larkin.

State Senator Paul Pinsky

State Delegate Anne Healey

College Park Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Civil Air Patrol

Unicyclists representing Beltway Plaza Mall

Yo-Yo player representing Beltway Plaza Mall

Holding the GILA (Greenbelt Interfaith Leadership Association) banner are from left Rabbi Jonathan Cohen of Mishkan Torah, Jim Fischer of Greenbelt Bahai Community, and Rev. Fay Lundin of Mowatt Memorial United Methodist Church.

GreenBeLT Pride (Gay, Bisexual, Lesbian and Transgender)

Courtney Hollender (left) and Bethany Wilfert of GreenBeLT Pride. “Vote for Equality. Vote for 6.”

County Councilwoman Ingrid Turner

40 Days for Life: “Pray to End Abortion.”

Protect Marriage Maryland

Sylvia and Robert Lewis hold a banner for Greenbelt Co-op Alliance.

Greenbelt SITY Stars Jump Rope Team

GHI float: “Yesterday’s Values for Today’s Living.” It features Eleanor Roosevelt talking to President Roosevelt about building Greenbelt. On the left Tokey Boswell plays a veteran.

City Councilmembers watch from the reviewing stand.

Betty Timer walks along side the Greenbelt 75th birthday float.

Lauren Silberman and Lee Shields hold the Greenbelt Museum banner.

Dan Bongino is the Republican candidate to challenge U.S. Senator Ben Cardin.

Tony O’Donnell is the Republican candidate to challenge Rep. Steny Hoyer.

Bob Auerbach (92) is the Green Party’s candidate to challenge Rep. Steny Hoyer.

Green Transportation

The Greenbelt Society for the Preambling Friezes of History as a Foundation for the Future. They enact Lenore Thomas’s friezes outside the Community Center wall. Here is “Establish Justice.”

Establish Justice

Insure Domestic Tranquility

Insure Domestic Tranquility

Provide For The Common Defense

Provide For The Common Defense

Happy 75th Birthday Greenbelt

Greenbelt News Review. “Extra! Extra! News Review Turns 75.” Holding the banner on the right is Sandra Lange, Outstanding Citizen in 1987.

Psi Epsilon Omega Chapter

Greenbelt News Review editor Mary Lou Williamson with two of her granddaughters. Williamson was Outstanding Citizen in 1985.

Judges, councilmembers, outstanding citizen, and Greenbelt pageant winners at the reviewing stand

CERT is the last contingent in the parade.

Bob Auerbach walks away with his sign.

Written by eric

September 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

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  1. Great Coverage of a Great Parade and Tradition.

    Kathie Jarva

    September 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

  2. I wasn’t able to attend the parade–wonderful photos made me feel as if I were there–thanks Eric!


    September 8, 2012 at 11:40 pm

  3. Thanks! We were in the parade near the end, and this helped us see what we missed!


    September 9, 2012 at 7:18 pm

  4. Eric, as usual, a fantastic job capturing the fun and joy and spirit of our Labor Day Parade! Thank you!

    J Davis

    September 11, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    • Eric, you are amazing! Thanks so much for the recap of a wonderful tradition in Greenbelt.

      (personal posting)

      Brenda Lewis

      September 12, 2012 at 9:09 am

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