On one part of Md. 140 Friday afternoon, firefighters and emergency responder personnel tended to the scene of a car crash.
Just down the road, a local business raised money for the fire company of those very same responders.
On Friday afternoon, Finksburg Dental Associates took a break from cleaning teeth to cool down in the last bit of summer. The team got to "Soak the Doc," throwing water balloons and buckets of water on two of the practice's dentists.
It was part of a monthlong campaign on social media, Marketing Director Jennifer Katzen said. The goal was to get at least 70 patients to check in with the dental facility on social media. If they did, staff and patients would have the chance to get the doctors wet, she said.
"Our staff is very excited," Katzen said.
Reaching out to the community is an important part of business, she added.
"This is our home," she said. "It's a family."
But the day wasn't just about having a good time; it was meant as a way to partner with groups in the community. Each month, Katzen said, they try to do something to help a community organization. This month, it's the Reese Volunteer Fire Company.
The fire company was supposed to come and join in on the water fight but was unable to because of the car crash on Md. 140.
Finksburg Dental Associates will donate some money to the group, Katzen said. They're not quite sure how much yet, but it'll be in the range of $100.
This kind of support is helpful for the fire department, said Robin Stansbury, the Reese company's public information officer.
"The fire department's responsible for buying their equipment and maintaining their equipment," he added. "Fundraising is a very important aspect of it."
Finksburg Dental Associates staff members wore blue shirts Friday, with "Keep Calm and Smile On" written across the back. They lined up, prepared to douse their co-workers in water.
The two lucky dentists — Jan Katzen and Sumegha Singhania — stood their ground, white lab coats on their backs, goggles on their faces. Singhania wore a blue inner tube around her waist.
Even Jan Katzen's kids took part in the fun.
Camden Katzen, 1, and Mia Katzen, 5, raced around the office's parking lot, ready to toss water balloons at their dad.
It wasn't just about the fun for the staff, though.
A lot of people have a dental phobia, said Eva Martin, Jan Katzen's assistant. These types of events let the public know they're "human," and they have a good time, she added.
"It's all for a good cause," Martin said.