This year marked the 29th annual Poolesville Day.
The morning began with a parade. Vendors lined Fisher Avenue and kids played on a moonbounce and rock climbing wall. Bands performed at the commons while residents enjoyed food and drinks from numerous stands and trucks parked in the area.
“We love the parade. We come every year,” said Lois Roney from Frederick. It’s an opportunity to catch up with friends. Roney was joined by her young granddaughter from West Virginia who came to join the festivities, too.
“She likes the petting zoo and the little train ride.”
“I’m looking forward to getting a walking taco and listening to the bands,” said Ross Ohmen, who has been a Poolesville resident for about 10 years. He was happy the event was scheduled this year.
“I just know that a lot of us really wanted to get out and enjoy this year,” he said.
8-year-old Layla Macuch said getting candy from the parade was her favorite part of the day so far. She looked forward to the moonbounce, too.
Isaac Feny was eager to perform with his Poolesville High School classmates in their band, “Reasonably Untamed.” They started a couple of years ago.
“We are very excited to play good music for people,” Feny said.
Kerri Cook, President of the Poolesville Town Commissioners, said the event is even more special this year considering the past 18 months.
“We feel like we’re back. We feel like we’re starting to work our way toward a little bit of normalcy here,” Cook said. She said town leaders met with local politicians before the parade to talk about upcounty needs and fair access for western Montgomery County.
“Great time had by all,” County Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz wrote on Twitter. “Important convos re the new Poolesville High School and need to reopen White’s Ferry. Appreciate all of Poolesville’s contributions to our county!”
— Maryam Shahzad (@maryam_mcm) September 18, 2021