The city of Gaithersburg released the following news this week:
In celebration of African American History Month, the city of Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee is hosting an essay contest for third, fourth and fifth grade students from Gaithersburg elementary schools. The top three essay winners will receive awards during a special reception on Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the City Hall Gallery. The public is invited to attend. Following the reception, a proclamation in honor of African American History Month will be presented at the Mayor and City Council meeting at 7:30 p.m.
The theme for the essay contest is “How Have African American Achievements Contributed to the History of the United States?” Essays must be typed, double spaced and between 100 and 300 words, and will be judged on content and originality. Student’s name, grade and school must be included in the essay’s heading. Entries must be submitted by e-mailed to email@example.com, with “MAC Essay Contest 2013” written in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is Thursday, Jan. 31.
Via Montgomery County—The Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs (DHCA) invites realtors, property managers, homeowner associations, housing developers, assisted living communities, businesses, banks, credit unions, government agencies, community organizations and nonprofits to be sponsors and exhibitors at the 13th Annual Montgomery County Housing Fair and Financial Fitness Day. The fair will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Activity Center at Bohrer Park.
“We welcome anyone with housing needs – whether longtime or newly-arrived residents to the County,” said Myriam Torrico, DHCA administrator of Community Programs. “The fair provides helpful and reliable information to many constituencies including those who rent or own their home, seniors exploring their housing options, young families deciding whether to rent or buy, persons interested in refinancing for the first time or those who might have been rejected by their lenders for mortgage relief. Information on new federal and state programs offering foreclosure prevention assistance will be provided as well as information on what we are doing at the local level to help residents stay in their homes.”