5 Things to Know Today, July 1, In Montgomery County

Today is Thursday, July 1, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County.

1.Minimum Wage Increase: County Executive Marc Elrich will be joined by State and local officials, along with workers and community leaders, to celebrate the increase of the minimum wage that goes into effect today. At noon, the event will take place in the Social Hall, on the second floor, at the Wheaton Community Recreation Center located at 11701 Georgia Avenue in Wheaton.

2. Flash Flood Watch: The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Watch for Montgomery County starting this afternoon until tomorrow morning. 

3. Walk in The Park: Each Thursday, there’s an opportunity to meet at a different park in Montgomery County for a 50-minute walk and meet other seniors who have been looking forward to getting outside. According to the registration website, there are 12 openings remaining to join the group.

4. MCPS Student Member of The Board: Hana O’Looney, a rising senior at Richard Montgomery High School, will be sworn in as the 44th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2021–2022 school year today at 5:00 p.m., at Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. The swearing-in ceremony will be livestreamed on MCPS TV and on the MCPS website.

5. Stay Cool: It’s hot outside, but there are also facilities throughout Montgomery County like libraries, swimming pools, and recreation centers to cool off. Click here for some tips on how to beat the heat.

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