Spring festival to feature pony rides


The annual Montpelier Spring Festival will be held from noon to 6 p.m. May 7 at the Montpelier mansion grounds, Route 197 at Montpelier Drive in South Laurel.

The festival is sponsored by the South Laurel Recreation Council volunteers, who are celebrating 25 years of service to the community.

This year's festival includes a concert by the National Concert Band of America, country western dancing, arts and crafts, free rides on the Remax hot air balloon, free pony rides and a children's parade.

The Connect-A-Ride bus will provide shuttle service from the Route 197 park and ride lot. Also, free shuttles will run from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. from Montpelier Plaza and the Towne Centre shopping centers on Route 197.

Information: Diane Sills, (301) 776-2805.


* North Laurel: 9100 block of Bourbon St.: A black 1988 Chevrolet Corsica with Washington, D.C., tags 276536 was stolen Sunday, police said.

* Jessup: 8200 block of U.S. 1: Someone broke the front window of the Boulevard Supermarket and Liquors with a large rock Saturday, but police said there was no entry.

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