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Leggett to Participate in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Washington Nationals Miracle Field

 

On Monday, August 1st, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett will join Maryland Lieutenant Governor Anthony Brown, Montgomery County Council members Craig Rice and Phil Andrews, U.S. Congressman Chris Van Hollen,  local government officials and Nationals players and owners to officially open the new Miracle Field in Germantown. 

 

The Summer Food Service Program: Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Break

 

Each summer Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) serves children throughout the county free nutritious meals as part of a variety of summer programs.

“The Summer Food Service program began in 1976. The reality is that hunger does not take a vacation. This is the perfect way to reach out to children in the community and provide healthy, balanced breakfast and lunch options for anyone under 18,” said MCPS Director of Food and Nutrition Services Marla Caplon.

This summer nearly 9,000 students will receive meals at 111 locations and six walk-in locations including Summit Hall Elementary, Merryville Elementary, Rolling Terrace Elementary, John F. Kennedy High School.

“Slightly more than 32% of children in Montgomery County are eligible for free or reduced price meals during the school year and might otherwise go without those meals during the summer when school is not in session,” explained Board of Education President Christopher Barclay.

Olney Students Repair Homes in Appalachia & Learn A Lesson of Love

Olney Students Repair Homes in Appalachia & Learn A Lesson of Love

High school students in Olney recently packed their bags and headed to a once-bustling coal town, Chavies, Kentucky, for a week of community service, mending homes and lifting hearts.

The forty students and thirteen adults from Oakdale Emory United Methodist Church raised money to participate in a program called Appalachian Service Project (ASP). They worked with families to repair homes “warmer, safer, and drier homes”: strengthening foundations, patching leaks, building walls, repairing stairs, digging ditches, painting exteriors, and connecting with residents. 

 

The Director of Design at Summit Design Remodeling, Chris Hambrecht, joined the students as an adult mentor. He noted that some families could barely live in houses they owned because the buildings were literally collapsing around them, and they lacked the funds or the ability to fix them.

Softball Challenge!

 

Olney Farmers & Artists Market: 2nd Annual Farm to Table Dinner

 

NFL Stars Bowl For Kids