Laurel's annual Emancipation Day is Sept. 1

  • Emancipation Day is Laurel's oldest yearly celebration, dating back more than 100 years. This photo shows Emancipation Day in 1910.
Emancipation Day is Laurel's oldest yearly celebration,… (File photo, Patuxent Publishing )
August 31, 2012

Join St. Mark's United Methodist Church in its annual Emancipation Day Celebration, Sat., Sept. 1, starting at 11 a.m. at Emancipation Park, on Eight Street.

Enjoy coed softball games and other outdoor activities at the park and McCullough Field as well as food vendors and music.

The parade kicks off at 2 p.m. near St. Mark's, 601 Eighth St. Parade participants include local bands and poms squads.

As part of the celebration, Laurel city officials will dedicate a podium sign in a landscaped area of the park that details the history of the Grove neighborhood and Emancipation Park.

For information, call 301-776-8885.

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