The Glyndon Community Association has planned an exclusive, black-tie optional, Valentine’s event: Love & Diamonds over the Valley.
Tickets now on sale for an exceptional evening, Saturday, February 11, 2012, 7 – 11 p.m., in an exceptional setting, the Sagamore Farm House at Sagamore Farms.
- Every ticket holder has a one in 120 chance of winning a 1/2 carat diamond from Nelson Coleman Jewelers (value $1,200).
- Hor d’overes and cocktails.
- Music and dancing.
- Silent auction.
Join the Glyndon Community Association for the annual Christmas tree lighting at the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department.
When: Sunday, December 4, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at the Glyndon fire hall (see the fire department’s Christmas train garden!
- Decorate two trees, sing carols, turn on lights
- Santa arrives to visit with children
- Refreshments, songs & games
The general membership of the Glyndon Community Association will discuss a proposed water tower as well as the on-going water pipe replacement project at its quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. on November 9, 2011. The group will meet at the Woman’s Club of Glyndon.
- Committee Reports
- Water Pipe / Road Repairs
- Water Tower
The Glyndon Community Association held its 2011 Halloween Party at the Emory Grove Hotel. More than 140 princes, princesses, pirates, mercenaries, and other cut-throats and heroes attended. Many thanks to the event chair, Gale DeHaven, and her awesome volunteers, and the Emory Grove Association.
- Water Pipe Replacement Project Update
- July 4 parade report
The morning of July 4, 2011 dawned somewhat overcast and folks were thinking, “Will it rain?” There is absolutely no way it would rain on the 50th Anniversary Glyndon Parade! As Vernene and I left for O’Meara’s field all looked good. Daryan, our son, had already been to the field with Nan Kaestner to set up the tables with the 51 years of photos. Santoni’s trucks had arrived just prior to us and were starting to set up to feed, what I knew, would be a huge crowd.
As 9:30 passed and it was getting closer to 10, everything was coming together. The convertibles arrived to carry our Past Presidents, the Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department apparatus arrived followed by a beautiful red, white, and blue patriotic ‘trike” motorcycle. Next arrived a phenomenal 1930’s Rolls Royce and 2 other 1930’s antique cars. Then the most important part of the parade arrived in droves by the hundreds, our marchers! There were over 100 folks decked out in the commemorative Anniversary Tee Shirt, “a sea of red”! There were young and old, carriages, bikes, scooters, and more all decked out for the “only parade of its kind – one where everyone is in the parade” – the 51st Glyndon Independence Day Parade.
Our Grand Marshalls, Mary and Jim O’Meara were brought to the field by their children. Four of the “first marchers” of July 4, 1961 were with us. There was Theresa O’Meara Prevosto, Kevin O’Meara, Bucky Edgett, and Pete Edgett. Theresa and Pete carried the American Flag along with Bucky to lead our Parade.
Lee Wroe arrived driving the 4 wheeler pulling the wagon with the music. I know that the Wroe family works long and hard to insure that the music works for our parade each year!
At approximately 10 AM, the Parade stepped off to follow the route it has taken for 51 years. Our Baltimore County Police were already in place to block traffic for the safety of our neighbors. It seemed that everyone in town and from near and far were either in the Parade or spectating. It is amazing to know that this Parade has continued and only gotten bigger with each passing year. We followed our route and pulled into O’Meara Field for our short ceremony.
Our Grand Marshall’s were introduced and received a sustained, well-deserved applause from those gathered for their continued support of Glyndon and the Parade. The firemen climbed on their truck with the American Flag. We joined in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by a robust singing of the Star Spangled Banner. This is truly America! The newly arrived “Pastor Jeannie” Marsh of the Glyndon United Methodist Church closed our program with a heartfelt Benediction.
All were invited back for the 52nd Independence Day Parade on July 4, 2012. Then it was food and fellowship for all!
This tremendous Parade is truly a community affair. I need to thank a long list of folks for their generosity and support:
- The O’Meara Family for the use of the field for the 51st year.
- Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department for their continued faithful participation.
- Santoni’s Markets for their continued support of the hot dogs, chips, and drinks.
- Gale DeHaven for her diligence in bringing the “sea of red” to fruition with the commemorative tee shirts.
- Richard Stanley for designing our distinctive commemorative shirt.
- Village Sound , Wroe Electronics, Battery Warehouse and Phil Wroe III for the use of the speakers and sound system.
- The Wroe Family for providing the music.
- Nan Kaestner for the display of photos of the past parades.
- Chuck Welsh and his “helpers” for the balloons for the parade.
- Sandy Laken, David Porter, Patrick DeHaven, and Russell Bullock for the convertibles for the parade.
- Lori Hans and our Glyndon neighbors for the cookies and goodies.
I am sure there are others that I have not mentioned, thank you. Finally, thank you to all of our participants, you make the 4th glorious in Glyndon!
It was a tremendously glorious July 4th in Glyndon! We will see you around the neighborhood, and particularly on July 4, 2012 for our 52nd Parade!
The Glyndon Community Association received more than 70 pre-orders for the shirts designed by our neighbor Richard Stanley. The GCA parade committee will accept orders through June 20, 2011; the cost is $15 per t-shirt.
Download the order form; make checks payable to Glyndon Community Association.
Orders received after June 20 will be returned.
Not sure what to wear to this year’s 50th Anniversary 4th of July Parade?
This year, let’s fill the street with the commemorative 4th of July T-shirt designed by own Richard Stanley. Price of the tees is $15 but, if you pre-order by May 31, the cost is $12.50. This red-white-and-blue tee has a small pocket logo on the front and a design on the back featuring the first parade in 1961.
Let’s make the 50th Anniversary as memorable as the first!
About a dozen neighbors from the Glyndon Community Association turned out Saturday morning, May 21, 2011, for the annual Weed and Feed at Glyndon Station Park.
The volunteers hauled away a half-dozen bags of weeds, sticks and trash from the County park on Railroad Avenue. Under the umbrella of the Glyndon Community Association, neighbors will weed the flower beds and police the playground for trash every month throughout the summer.
Saturday’s volunteers included Barbara McClellan, Barbara Whitman, David Hughes, David Porter, Lee Wroe, Sean and Michelle Kriebel, Elise Armacost, John Morris, and Kim and Per Karlsen.
Constellation Energy will be filming an advertisement on Glyndon Avenue on May 23 and 24.
The Glyndon Community Association’s water pipe project task force has coordinated with the County and the film production crew to make sure the two efforts do not conflict.
The 80-member film crew will park at Glyndon United Methodist Church and Glyndon Village Center. The film production crew will have several local college students in safety vests as well as an off-duty policeman making sure parking goes smoothly and the actors find their way to the shoot.
The crew also has promised to scheduling loading and unloading so as not to conflict with the water pipe construction.