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Potomac Day Held this Weekend

Potomac Day, an annual parade and outdoor community fair, will be held on this Saturday, Oct. 28, with events beginning at 9 a.m.

The annual celebration includes a children’s fair, 5K race, parade, and numerous local vendors and entertainers setting up outdoor booths. The race will kick off at 8:30 a.m., and parts of River Road and Falls roads will close for the parade at 10 a.m.

The 2006 Grand Marshal is Linda Barlock, director of the Potomac Community Center.

The Potomac Chamber of Commerce has named Carla W. Satinsky as Citizen of the Year; Businessperson of the Year is Steve Krensky of Country Squire Cleaners, and Student of the Year Shaneke "Shani" Weerakoon of the Landon School. They will be honored at a Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner at Normandie Farm on Nov. 17.

POTOMAC DAY 2006

* Oct. 21-Nov. 7: Art Show featuring local artists at Allfirst Bank, Sandy Spring Bank, Citibank, Provident Bank, SunTrust Bank, First Union Bank, Bank of America, Potomac Valley Bank, and Riggs National Bank in Potomac Village, and W.C. & A.N. Miller Realtors.

* Oct. 28: Potomac Day in the Village

8:30 a.m. 5K Fun Run, registration (7:30 a.m.) and start at the Bank of America parking lot on River Road.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. Business Fair, Potomac Promenade Shopping Center near Wachovia Bank, Business Fair featuring local merchants and community organizations. Many giveaways.

10:30 a.m. Parade featuring Chrissellene Petropoulos singing the National Anthem, Cabin John Park Volunteer Fire Department, antique cars, horses, fire engines, community organizations, plus local county and state officials, all led by Grand Marshal Linda Barlock. Potomac Day T-shirts to be thrown out during the parade for a lucky few. (Line up at 10 a.m. along River and Falls roads.)

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free Children’s Festival, which traditionally includes such festivities as pony rides, moon bounce, ball crawl, super slides, balloons, pumpkin decorating, face painting, sand art, police vehicles, fire trucks and more. (Located in Potomac Promenade Shopping Center.) All free.

Open House at Potomac Library. Treats available for the children.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Car Show at Cherner Automotive

* Nov. 17: Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner at Normandie Farm.

Contact Tammi at the Chamber office for more information at 301-299-2170.