Mayor and wife to serve as parade marshals
With Mayor and Mrs. Joseph Robison serving as grand marshals, Laurel's Main Street Festival will begin with a parade Saturday at 10 a.m. Mrs. Robison is being honored for her 40 years of service to the Laurel Rescue Squad.
The parade will lead off with eight miniature horses and will feature music by the First Army Band from Fort Meade, the Prince George's County Police Pipe Band, the West Laurel Rag Tag Band and the Dixie Express Band. The parade will also include African dancers, clowns and and stilt walkers.
Seven stages will feature continuous entertainment including folk singer-guitarist Ray Owen, a Grammy award nominee, and the Whitewalls who play music from the '50s and '60s. There will also be performances by blues, jazz, reggae, a cappella, religious and country and western artists.
Shelly's Sparklers, a 40-person baton twirling group, helicopter rides, six clowns, a moon bounce and face painting are some of the activities planned for children.
There will also be approximately 450 vendors offering foods, crafts and antiques.
Main Street will be closed to traffic between Seventh Street and Route 1 from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m.
* Guilford: 9200 Wilbur Court: Police found a shattered rear sliding glass door open Saturday. Nothing was disturbed.
* Laurel: 9300 block of Cross Timbers: A 1990 Honda Accord with Maryland license XXE134 was stolen yesterday.