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Potomac Day 2002

Potomac Day Parade

10:30 a.m.

Line up at 10 a.m, River Road and Potomac Manors Drive.

Harry Semmes will be Grand Marshal of the Potomac Day Parade this year.

The annual parade, which begins at River Road and Potomac Manors Drive, features the Potomac Hunt with horses and hounds, horses from the Potomac Bridle and Hiking Trails Association, Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, floats, marching bands, antique cars, more horses, community organizations, boy scouts and girl scouts, the Potomac Citizen, Youth and Business Person of the year, as well as local, county and state officials.

In an election year, like this one, the parade will be overrun with candidates, especially falling as it does about 10 days before the General Election. Potomac Day 2002 T-shirts will be thrown out during the parade for a lucky few.

Everyone is invited to participate in the parade, in particular children in costume, people on horseback, decorated floats (from decorated wagons to elaborate constructions), unusual cars or other vehicles, scouts, etc.

Those interested in participating in the parade can download the sign-up form from www.PotomacChamber.org, or mail a note including name, address, phone number and type of parade entry to Potomac Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 9812 Falls Road, Suite 114, Box 321, Potomac, Md. 20854.

Children's Festival

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

A Children's Festival of free rides and activities, including pony rides, moon bounce, ballcrawl, superslides, balloons, pumpkin decorating, face painting, climbing wall, fire trucks and scarecrow making. Located in the Potomac Promenade and Potomac Place Shopping Center.

Art Show

The week before Potomac Day will include a community-wide art show, with local artists displaying paintings and other artwork in Potomac banks and other business. This year, Summerville at Potomac, an assisted-living facility at Seven Locks Road and Tuckerman Lane will also display the art of its residents. Details to follow.

Artists interested in participating in the art show can download the sign-up form from www.PotomacChamber.org, or mail a note including name, address, phone number, type of art to Potomac Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 9812 Falls Road, Suite 114, Box 321, Potomac, Md. 20854.

Potomac Day 5K Fun Run

9 a.m. start, 8 a.m. registration.

Meet at the Bank of America parking lot at 8 a.m. to register for the prompt 9 a.m. start to the annual Potomac Day 5K Fun Run. To pre-register, download the sign-up form from www.PotomacChamber.org, or mail a check for $15 along with name, address, phone number, age, gender, and T-shirt size to Potomac Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 9812 Falls Road, Suite 114, Box 321, Potomac, Md. 20854. Registration on Potomac Day is $20.

Craft and Antique Fair

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

At the Potomac Promenade shopping center near Sandy Springs Bank.

Dog Walk and Pet Fair

Meet at Potomac Elementary School between 9:30 and 10 a.m. for the 1.5 mile stroll in Potomac with your two-legged friends and four-legged pets followed by lunch and a pet fair. Get a T-shirt, a doggie bandanna and a doggie bag of treats. Supports the SPCA.

Taste of Potomac

Food from Potomac's restaurants will be available after the parade.

Business Fair

Features local merchants and community organizations in the shopping center after the parade. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. To enter the business fair, download the sign-up form from www.PotomacChamber.org, or mail a note including business and individual name, address, phone number to Potomac Chamber of Commerce, Inc., 9812 Falls Road, Suite 114, Box 321, Potomac, Md. 20854. Booth space is $75 for chamber members and $125 for non-members.

Open House

At the Potomac Community Library, all day.

Antique Car Show

10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Cherner Automotive hosts the annual Classic Car Show at the store on Falls Road, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Potomac Chamber Awards Banquet

Nov. 6 at Normandie Farm.

The awards banquet will honor Potomac Citizen of the Year, Potomac Youth of the Year, and Business Person of the Year. Funds raised will go to this year’s beneficiary, Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department. For reservations or information, call the Potomac Chamber at 301-299-2170.