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Gaithersburg News Briefs: Labor Day Parade, Book Festival Sponsors and More

Gaithersburg news in brief.

The city of Gaithersburg released the following news in the last week:

Maryland Department of the Environment Public Hearing - Y Site Voluntary Cleanup Program

On Wednesday, Aug. 29, the Maryland Department of the Environment will conduct a required public hearing regarding the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) under Maryland's Brownfields Redevelopment Reform Act.  The hearing will take place at the  at 7 p.m. The property under review is the Y site on Olde Towne Avenue. Visit the city of Gaithersburg website for more information.

Support Literary Arts, Gain Visibility with Gaithersburg Book Festival Sponsorship

The Gaithersburg Book Festival offers sponsorships to fit a variety of budgets, and organizers can tailor a sponsorship package to fit any company’s needs. Depending on the level of sponsorship, your company can be featured prominently in festival-related advertising, as well as the GBF News e-newsletter, blog, website and festival program; be mentioned in select radio promotions; receive complimentary exhibit space and/or exclusive naming rights to author pavilions; and earn complimentary admission to the exclusive Author Reception preceding the festival. For more information visit the city of Gaithersburg website.

Labor Day Recycling to be Picked Up the Preceding Saturday

The city of Gaithersburg announces that the collection of recycled materials for residents whose regular recycling day is Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, will take place the preceding Saturday, Sept. 1. This includes newspaper, mixed paper, corrugated cardboard, and commingled materials, as well as brush, branches, grass clippings, leaves and other yard trimmings, picked up by the city’s recycling contractor. For more information visit the city of Gaithersburg website.

City Tradition Continues with 74th Annual Labor Day Parade

The city of Gaithersburg and the Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Fire Department celebrate the unofficial end of summer with the 74th Annual Labor Day Parade Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at 1 p.m. The parade features an assortment of high school marching bands, costumed characters, cars and fire engines, horses, clowns, and more, winding through East Diamond and Russell Avenues in Olde Towne Gaithersburg. Julie Wright, traffic reporter for WTOP News Radio and member of the Fox 5 Morning News Team, joins the parade as Mistress of Ceremonies. View the city of Gaithersburg website for more info.

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