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Friendship Picnic to Celebrate Diverse Cultures and Faiths

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Montgomery County Friendship Picnic is an opportunity for people from diverse cultures and faiths to come together to make new friends and discuss ways to build a stronger community. The event will be held Sunday, September 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park located at 2000 Shorefield Road.

 

All residents are invited to this free picnic which includes traditional, Kosher, Halal or vegetarian lunch options. There will be a wide range of activities for children and adults including music, dancing, a moon bounce, face painting, carousel, train rides, and much more. In addition to the multiple recreation activities there will be peace walk and small group discussions, which allow everyone to be heard, be valued and give voice to how we can move peaceably toward a respectful and nonviolent community.  

 

“County Executive Ike Leggett has called upon the community to be intentional about making Montgomery County a great place to live for all of our residents.  I hope everyone will plan to attend the Friendship Picnic, which is a day for the whole family to come together to enjoy an afternoon of fellowship and celebration of goodwill,” said Montgomery County Human Rights Director James Stowe. “When we welcome each other with open minds and hearts, we become better friends, better neighbors and a better community.”

 

This event is endorsed and supported by the Montgomery County Committee on Hate/Violence (COHV), the Montgomery County Office of Human Rights, the Montgomery County Human Rights Commission, the Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships and the Montgomery County Executive’s Faith Community Working Group, Montgomery Parks, The Montgomery County Department of Police and the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Services. 

 

Free satellite parking and shuttle service are available for the Wheaton Ice Rink and Athletic fields located at 11717 Orebaugh Avenue, Wheaton.

 

The event is free, however, registration is strongly encouraged by clicking here.

For more information call 240-777-8450.


Release ID: 17-439
Media Contact: Brian Roberts 240-777-6507