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Beltsville News: Blast from the Past June 2024

  Over 6,000 Residents Attend Beltsville Day 1999

(From the Beltsville News issue of June 1999)

By Terry Yarmosky

Spectacular weather and a schedule of exciting events drew at least six thousand to the 1999 Beltsville Day celebration at the Beltsville Recreation Center on May 16, 1999. Sponsored by the Beltsville Recreation Council, Beltsville Day is the culmination of months of planning and hard work aimed at bringing the community together for an annual day of fun and celebration. A trackless train, pony rides and a dunk tank were just a few of the outdoor activities that were enjoyed by many. An outdoor stage, located on the grass under the trees, provided a wonderful and relaxing place to eat lunch or to enjoy the local talent of bands and a clever puppet show. Activities for small children such as face painting and picture making, and a colorful clown blowing balloons, added to the festive atmosphere of the day. Those who ventured inside the Recreation Center had the opportunity to enjoy activities including a reptile show and a story reading by a representative of the Beltsville Community Library. Both indoors and out, Beltsville Day 1999 was enjoyed by all who attended. If you’re interested in helping to make Beltsville Day 2000 a special event, contact the Beltsville Recreation Center at 301-937-6613 and leave a message for Elaine Chabot, Beltsville Recreation Council President.

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