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Contact: Esther Bowring 240-777-6507

Leggett to Join Glen Echo Partnership in Calling for Reopening of Glen Echo Park

Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 11 a.m.

In front of Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd.


Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett will join Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner, members of the Glen Echo Partnership for Arts and Culture (the Partnership) and the Glen Echo community to call for the reopening of Glen Echo Park, which is operated by the County and the Partnership on National Park Service (NPS) land.

In 2002, Montgomery County signed a commitment with NPS to renovate and revitalize Glen Echo Park. The County and the non-profit the Partnership have together transformed Glen Echo Park from a neglected former amusement park to a premier center for the arts in the Washington region.

The County is willing to step in and assist NPS in fully operating Glen Echo Park.

Joining Leggett will be Montgomery County Councilmember Roger Berliner; the Partnership Executive Director Katey Boerner and Board President Michael Burack; Christopher Piper, artistic co-director, The Puppet Co.; Michael Bobbitt, producing artistic director, Adventure Theatre; J. Jordan Bruns, Yellow Barn resident artist; Jeff Kirk, founder and director of Glen Echo Pottery; Debra Sternberg, dance presenter/instructor and vice president, American Swing; Michael Hart, founder/director, Dancing by the Bayou; Michele Rubin, resident artist and president, Art Glass Center at Glen Echo; Jackie Hoglund, dance presenter and president, Friday Night Dancers; Steve Kaufman, dance presenter and vice president, Friday Night Dancers; April Blum, Folklore Society of Greater Washington and Blair Anderson, resident artist and director, SilverWorks Studio. 

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