Greenbelt in 2012

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

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Labor Day Festival: Booths

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August 31 – September 3

Greenbelt’s Labor Day Festival is unique in that instead of simply renting out booths to the highest bidders, who may have little to do with the town, the food and carnival midway booths are sponsored by local organizations and are often staffed by their members. These organizations can then sell food to raise fund or hand out information to make their activities better known.

Volunteering at the Labor Festival’s information booth on opening night (Friday) are from left Neel Lakshman, Sumit Dalsania, Kevin Pham, and Adekunle Awojinrin. All four are seniors at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and their shift is from 5:30 to 10 p.m.

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September 10, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Labor Day Festival: Monday Highlights

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September 3

This is the fourth and last day of Greenbelt’s Labor Day Festival. It started with a parade and ended when the amusement rides were trucked away.

9:46 a.m. Empty chairs by Crescent Road along the parade route

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September 4, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Labor Day Festival: Sunday Highlights

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September 2

Another busy day at Greenbelt’s Labor Day Festival.

12:32 p.m. Greg May leads a circus show on stage.

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September 3, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Labor Day Festival: Saturday Highlights

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September 1

The second day of Greenbelt’s Labor Day Festival. Again way too much to see, and way too many photos to post. Here are some highlights.

9:44 a.m. The horseshoe tournament starts at 9:30 a.m. at the horseshoe pits by the Aquatic and Fitness Center. From left are George Linkenhoker, Tom Stutzman, Mike Ginsburg, and Wayne Cumberland.

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September 2, 2012 at 6:00 am

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Labor Day Festival: Friday Highlights

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August 31

The Labor Day Festival, Greenbelt’s largest annual event, opened on Friday. Here are some highlights, with a lot more photos to come.

Even before the opening ceremony, the table tennis tournament gets under way at 5 p.m. in the Greenbelt Youth Center. Here is Bob Auerbach who will be 93 in a couple of months, is a GHI member, and is the Green Party’s nominee for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District (the incumbent is Steny Hoyer).

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September 1, 2012 at 6:00 am

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How To Set Up A Ferris Wheel

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August 28

On Tuesday, I watched a crew of seven workers from Rosedale Attractions setting up a Ferris Wheel by the Greenbelt Community Center.

The truck rolls into the Community Center’s east parking lot at 7:18 p.m.

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August 30, 2012 at 8:00 am

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Greenbelt July Fourth Celebration: Long Post

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July 4

On the Fourth of July, the place to be in Greenbelt is Greenbelt Lake. There residents from near and far gather for picnics and they are entertained by the Greenbelt Concert Band and the Greenbelt Drum Circle. When natural light goes out, fireworks light up the sky above the lake. This year, a special fireworks show has been planned to celebrate the city’s 75th anniversary.

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July 6, 2012 at 8:00 am

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