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County Executive Challenges Mayor of Arlington, TX Prior to Redskins-Cowboys Game

Prince George’s County Executive Jack Johnson is offering a friendly challenge to Mayor Robert Cluck of Arlington, Texas to kick off the 2010 Redskins Week activities.  The two will talk via conference call on the field at FedEx Field this morning.

Redskins Week is launched via OFFICIAL PROCLAMATIONS in Prince George’s County, Md., Washington, D.C., and Loudoun County, Va., as well as Fairfax County, VA and Montgomery County, MD. 

Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson, D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty and Loudoun County Chairman Scott K. York will hold separate press conferences at 10 a.m. at FedExField, 1:30 pm at Powell Elementary School in DC, and at the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting in Leesburg at 6:30 p.m. to announce the official proclamations, and each will issue a friendly wager on the outcome of the game with their counterparts in Texas.

American Idol-Style Competition in Greenbelt

The Greenbelt Idols competition will be held on the evening of Friday, September 3rd.

The program is taking names and phone numbers of anyone interested in participating. There will be a brief meeting prior to Friday evening for all Greenbelt Idols contestants.

Please contact greenbeltidols@yahoo.com to request more information and/or to sign up.

Coach and Vera Bradley BINGO

Get a leg up on your fall fashion by winning an authentic COACH™ or Vera Bradley purse on August 21at the Greenbelt Fire Department.

Prizes include a variety of authentic COACH™ and Vera Bradley products to include handbags, wristlets, totes, wallets and more! All proceeds will benefit the scholarship fund.

The fundraiser starts at 2pm and doors open at 1pm. Tickets are $18.

Is Your Daughter a Princess?

The Miss Greenbelt Organization presents the Greenbelt Princess Program!

Each princess (ages 2-6) will be matched with a Miss Greenbelt contestant in this program created to enhance leadership, mentorship, and fellowship.

All Miss Greenbelt Princesses will receive a tiara, a sash, appearance onstage at the Pageant, and her picture on the Miss Greenbelt website.

The opportunity to become a Miss Greenbelt Princess is $50 per Princess. All proceeds benefit the Miss Greenbelt Scholarship Fund.

To register, please visit:  www.missgreenbelt.com.

Greenbelt Forest Pumpkin Walk

Saturday, October 23, Greenbelt’s Northway Woods will be lit for one half-mile with hundreds of Jack-o-lanterns.

This 20 year tradition was created to preserve the forest, (which is one of Greenbelt’s most original designs) and to raise awareness of the beautiful trails and greens to the community.

Thanks to sponsors and active members of the community, the gorgeous pumpkins are set out on the trail at 5pm for the event.  After the event, people may retrieve their pumpkins, take home pumpkins donated by sponsors, and the rest will be composited.

Did I mention there will be free apple cider and hot cocoa? 

Please bring your own mug, cup, or thermos to savor this delicious treat and warm up while you walk the trail.

The day before the walk, there is a free carving day for the festival from 4-8pm outside the Roosevelt Center at the intersection of Crescent Road and Gardenway Road in Greenbelt MD.  The carving day includes performan

Prince George's County Track Club Wins Big at AAU Jr. Olympics

Track Express Track Club (TETC), Prince George County's finest track club has been competing in the AAU Jr. Olympics track meets for over 15 years, breaking records and winning a number of gold medals year after year.

This year, it is no different in Norfolk, VA, with member, Rashad Manning breaking the record in the Javelin Throw for the youth boys. He also won the gold in the Discus and silver in the Shot put.