I was thrilled to be joined by family and friends as we enjoyed the 30th Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg in Olde Towne — a wonderful street festival featuring music, food, and lots more.
As usual, we kicked off the event with a moving ceremony to swear in new citizens and to recognize those who have contributed so much to our City. I was honored to present the Distinguished Citizen award to Lenny Levy. We also presented the Distinguished Friend of Gaithersburg award to Steve and Laurie Augustino for all their work to get the new Gaithersburg High School built. The Organization of the Year was Whole Foods – Kentlands for their great outreach and community involvement.
Special to this year’s festivities were the new Gaithersburg’s Top Talent competition, a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the return of an Olde Towne fixture – Growler’s Pub – after it underwent significant repairs, and a 30th Anniversary cake cutting with the Girl Scouts:
Congrats to Laura Searles for winning the Talent competition, and a hearty thanks to all the staff, volunteers, sponsors, and participants for making the 30th Annual Celebrate Gaithersburg a huge success.