Greenbelt in 2012

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

Archive for the ‘Annual’ Category

Santa Visits Old Greenbelt on Christmas Eve

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December 24

Every year on Christmas Eve, Santa visits Greenbelt and travels through the town on a fire truck from the Greenbelt Volunteer Fire Department.

At Greenbelt’s fire station on Crescent Road, Santa consults with Lieutenant Andy Moffitt on this year’s route through Old Greenbelt. Santa has visited Greenbelt East the night before.

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December 25, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Holy Cross Lutheran Church Decorates for Christmas

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December 19

On Wednesday night, I stopped by Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Greenbelt Road and took photos of members decorating the church for Christmas.

Sign for Holy Cross Lutheran Church by Greenbelt Road

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December 21, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Caroling in Old Greenbelt

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December 18

Every year on a night before Christmas, a group of singers get together and go from one GHI court to another singing Christmas carols.

The carolers gather at the New Deal Café, and here Paul Downs starts the evening by reading from The Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

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December 19, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Greenbelt East Tree Lighting Ceremony

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December 2

Greenbelt East’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony took place on Sunday, December 2 at Greenbriar Community Center. There were two singing groups, raffles, food and homemade hot chocolate.

Corzann Sailor, Greenbriar’s Assistant Community Manager, poses with Little Miss Greenbelt Ashley Wickline, Junior Miss Greenbelt Caroline Casey, and Miss Greenbelt Veronica Handunge.

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December 12, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Festival of Lights Art and Craft Fair

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December 2

Greenbelt’s annual Festival of Lights Juried Art and Craft Fair takes place on the first weekend in December in the Greenbelt Community Center. The fair features dozens of local artists specializing in a variety of crafts, from painting to photography, fabric art, pottery, jewelry…

Banner for this year’s Art and Craft Fair in front of the Greenbelt Community Center

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December 6, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Holiday Tree Lighting

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November 30

Each year a tree lighting ceremony in front of the Community Center kicks off the Festival of Lights, Greenbelt’s celebration of the holiday season. The Greenbelt Concert Band performs and Santa arrives on Greenbelt Fire Department’s antique pumper.

Chris Cherry of the Greenbelt Recreation Department is tonight’s master of ceremonies.

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December 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

Scouting for Food

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November 10

Scouting for Food is an annual food drive of the Greenbelt Cub Scout Pack 202 and Boy Scout Troop 746. On a Saturday in November, the scouts distribute bags to homes in central Greenbelt, and a week later they come back to pick up the donations for a local food pantry. Non-perishable packaged food in non-glass containers are accepted. Last Saturday, I followed Cub Scout Pack 202’s Tiger Den during their door-to-door collection.

Before setting out to collect donations, Greenbelt Cub Scout Pack 202 members and parents take a group photo in front of the Greenbelt Community Church, where they meet regularly.

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November 13, 2012 at 6:00 am

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