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Contact: Bonnie Ayers 301-325-6878

At Silver Spring GreenFest - Leggett Celebrates Raft of Enhancements by County and Community Transforming Downtown Silver Spring

Saturday, October 5; 9:15 a.m.

Veterans Plaza, Ellsworth Dr. and Fenton St.


Prior to officially opening Silver Spring GreenFest 2013, County Executive Ike Leggett will acknowledge various enhancements to the downtown Silver Spring area that have been produced by the County and community organizations and businesses working together.

In addition to County Councilmember Valerie Ervin, who represents the Silver Spring area, Silver Spring Green’s Ronnie Galvin will join the Executive. Recognition will be given to approximately a dozen County department/agency directors or staff and representatives from local private sector partners.

PHOTO OP: Samples of some of the new trash and recycling bins placed around the Plaza and nearby area; a bike representing the Bikeshare program; and a user-friendly Silver Spring map produced by the Conference and Visitors Bureau that is helpful for residents and visitors, alike and is placed in local hotels.

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