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County Councilman Dion Guthrie ConsidersRun for Harford County Executive;Joppatowne Democrat Forms Exploratory Committee
Harford County’s three
-term Councilman, Dion Guthrie, has once again requested help from his long-
time political ally…The
On June 24, 2013, one year to the day from the 2014 Primary Election, Councilman Guthrie asked
The Peoples Choice to join his “Exploratory Committee” as the committee looks into a possible
campaign for higher office. Desiring to serve all of Harford County, Councilman Guthrie isevaluating a possible run for County Executive.
The Peoples Choice has done grassroots outreach in the Edgemere, Joppa,
and ForrestHill areas of the County and has determined that Councilman Guthrie would be by far Harford
County’s strongest Democratic challenger to a Republican candidate i
n the November 2014 General Election.
(Source: Reprinted with permission, The Dagger. Some changes were made.)
Bel Air Independence Day Committee Announces Schedulefor July 4th Daytime Events
day of family events is on tap for Bel Air’s Fourth of July, the area’s largest patriotic celebration!
The day will start at 6:45 a.m. with the traditional flag-raising ceremony in front of Bel Air HighSchool, conducted by the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 30 and American Legion Post No.39, and featuring the National Anthem performed by Miss Bel Air Independence Day, LauraPatnaude
who was also
named Miss Congeniality at the Miss Maryland competition inHagerstown on June 22.The annual Blueberry Pancake and Sausage Breakfast will follow from 7 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast is $6 for adults and $4 for children under 10, with entry on the side entrance of Bel Air High School facing Baltimore Pike. More than 2,000 people annuallystart their day off at the breakfast, which supports the day-long series of events.The nearby Hays House, headquarters of the Historical Society of Harford County, will offer tours and activities starting at 9 a.m.Docents in period costumes will offer short tours of the historic home, which dates to the late 18
century, and children’s
activities and games will be available. The Catherine Street Consort will perform period music and country dance tunes.Over at Rockfield Park, registration for both the singles and doubles single-elimination horseshoe pitching tournaments kicks off at 8:00 a.m. The first round of singles games starts at 8:30 a.m., with doubles competition following as horseshoe pits and players become available. The regionally-anticipated event draws approximately 100 players each year to the pits.Several traditional animal events will return to Shamrock Park this year; however, hamster races are not scheduled for 2013.Registration for the turtle races will begin at 8:45 a.m., with the races starting at 9 a.m. Registration for the frog jumping contestwill begin at 9:30 a.m., and the jumping will begin at 10 a.m. This year, the Bel Air Kiwanis will take over as organizers of bothevents. Entrants are limited to one frog and one turtle each; for regulations on the types and sizes of frogs and turtles allowed tocompete, click
below.Also in Shamrock Park, Uncle Sam Says returns at 11 a.m., for age groups five to seven, eight to 10, 11 to 13, and 14 to adult.Another local favorite, the watermelon eating contest, begins at 11:30 a.m., with trophies for ages six and under, seven to 10, 11to 16, and 17 to adult.Due to construction at the Pennsylvania Avenue parking lot, the bicycle rodeo will be held at Bel Air Elementary School at 11a.m. Trophies will be awarded for the best decorated bike for both boys and girls, with awards for ages five and under, six toeight, nine and 10, and 11 to 13.The patriotic celebration continues later in the evening, with the Bel Air July 4 Parade stepping off from the intersection of EastGordon Street and North Main Street at 6 p.m., and a spectacular fireworks display starting at approximately 9:30 a.m. fromRockfield Park.
For details on all of the day’s events,
(Source: harfordneighbors.net. Some changes were made.)