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By fazlul • • 20 Aug 2010

Third Annual “College Park Day” to Be Held October 27

The City of College Park will host the third annual “College Park Day” festival on Saturday, October 27, 2012, from 11:00am to 3:00 pm (rain, shine, or snow!) at the College Park Community Center, located at 5051 and 5101 Pierce Avenue in College Park.

Created to foster a greater sense of community among city residents and bring the city’s diverse populations together, the organizers of this year’s event have done their utmost to showcase even more of what makes College Park a wonderful place to live.

Join the City of College Park in celebrating the city’s rich diversity at College Park Day,” said Denise Seifried, the event planner in charge of College Park Day. “Hop on one of the free shuttles from University of Maryland’s Stamp Student Union or from the former home of the 94th Aero Squadron at 5240 Paint Branch Parkway and come on over for some great food, good music, and fun for the whole family.”

Among the attractions at this year’s event will be:

• Savory and sweet culinary delights from the City’s established restaurants, as well as famous DC food truck Curbside Cupcakes;

• A poster contest for kids grades 1-6 from College Park schools to showcase their understanding of “The Unique Diversity of our Community” sponsored by Capital One Bank with a monetary grand prize to start a college savings plan at the local branch!

• Live entertainment ranging from martial arts displays, Taiko drummers and local musicians to dance troupes and the Air Force Drill Team;

• A Quidditch exhibition on the grassy pitch by the University of Maryland and College Park’s own Maryland Flying Wizard Turtles;

• Information on different departments within the University of Maryland;

• Safe “trick or treating”, a Halloween costume contest, and a fun area for kids;

• Early voting in the College Park Community Center for registered residents;

• Testing your skills at the climbing wall hosted by the Maryland National Guard;

• Vendor booths featuring unique items by local merchants and craftspeople;

• A “green living” area that designed to lower our carbon footprints and help us live more sustainably;

• Games, fire engines, the bomb squad, the fire lion, face painting and an inflatable obstacle course for the kids.

Started in 2010 by a handful of city residents, College Park Day is organized and run almost entirely members of the community who see the value in volunteering their time and energy in the service of their community.

Once again, we have a couple of city staff members involved, but for the most part the event is still being organized by residents,” said District 1 City Councilman Patrick L. Wojahn. “We have university students, members of our local faith community, business owners, and residents—nearly every aspect of our community is represented in College Park Day.”

In addition to volunteers, College Park Day has been supported in the past by contributions from a variety of donors, including the City of College Park, Clark Enterprises, Capital One Bank,  Mark Vogel Companies, Inc., The Tennis Center at College Park, Keane Enterprises, the Downtown College Park Merchants Association, Koons, the Maryland National Capital Park and Planning Commission, the University of Maryland–College Park, and the Student Government Association at the University of Maryland.

For more information, visit the College Park Day website, www.collegeparkday.org, or contact Denise Seifried, College Park Day event planner at cpdayevents at gmail.com