Five Things to Know for Aug. 15 in Montgomery County

Here are five things you need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Montgomery County:

1. Family Day at the Fair:  To celebrate family day at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair, there will be free admission for all youth ages 11 and under. Carnival Megapass one-day ride wristbands are $15 for all ages.

2. #CityHallSelfieDay:  

The City of Gaithersburg, City of Rockville, and Takoma Park City officials are inviting residents to take your best shot of a selfie at city hall.

3. Good Hope Drive Block Party: Residents are invited to meet with local officials and neighbors at the Goof Hope Drive Block Party. Enjoy food, drinks, and music, free of charge. The event will be held at Great Hope Homes located at 1081 Good Hope Drive in Silver Spring.  Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m.

4. Pop-up Parks: 

5. UMD President on Death of Student-Athlete: University of Maryland’s President, Wallace Loh, said the school is accepting legal and moral responsibility for the actions that led to the death of 19-year-old Jordan McNair.

UMD President Says University Accepts Legal, Moral Responsibility in the Death of Jordan McNair

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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