Piney Orchard Celebrates 20 Years
Good food, rockin’ entertainment, and excellent shopping brought out the crowds at Piney Orchard’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival.
The day’s festivities began with the annual Piney Orchard Elementary 5K Run/Walk that started and ended at Piney Orchard Elementary after traveling through neighborhood streets and the Nature Preserve paved path.
Afterwards, an opening ceremony for the festival along Stream Valley Way was held at the community center. The local Big Band Caliente kicked off the live entertainment that also included Jam-The Band, Win-Win Gymnastics, Arts-n-Motion, and A Tail Above dog demonstration.
Kids were thrilled with activities such as face painting, hair braiding, sand art, and the rock climbing and Velcro walls, while adults enjoyed shopping with local vendors and great food supplied by local restaurants.
Kudos to Jennifer Wiech and Peg Waters who served as Co-Chairs for the event, as well as Mother Nature who made this community celebration such as success.
To view a photo, click on the thumbnail. All photos by Laura Tayman for Suburban Scene.
Captions (left to right):
1) Ben Griffin, with brother William and mom Allison, watch as Tiffany Covington does her facepainting.
2) Big Band Caliente rocks the crowd with their latin rhythms.
3) Adam Biondolillo and Sean Jones represent Troop 119 at the event.
4) The Odenton Volunteer Fire Co. gives special equipment tours for local fans.
5) Girl Scout Troop 2310 was selling tasty cookies during the day.
6) Michaela Johnson of Win-Win Gymnastics performs with her group.
7) James King was on hand with Kaufmann's Catering to provide the crowd with awesome crabcakes.
8) County Executive John Leopold visited with festival attendees throughout the day.
9) Martha Dehne, owner of Poka-dotz, visits with the Mitchell Family.
10) Wade Deegan makes it to the top of the rock climbing wall.
11) Cannon and Maximus Greene are proud of their sand art projects.
12) John Rivers assists son Felix with his own sand art masterpiece.
13) Jonathan Piekarski enjoys the velcro wall.
14) Ava Dellarocco and Hunter Schofield take a break with snocones.
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