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‘Everyone seemed to have a fabulous time’ at Olney Days –

Approximately 5,000 visitors celebrated Olney Days’ Party in the Park on April 27, an event featuring games, food trucks, music, business booths and fireworks.

“Everyone seemed to have a fabulous time,” said Barbara Falcigno, Olney Days coordinator and Olney Civic Fund fundraising chairwoman.

Many more lines Georgia Avenue for the annual Olney Days Parade on April 28.

OBGC’s Flix @ the Fields Family Movie Night, scheduled for April 26, was cancelled due to inclement weather, but other weekend events went on as planned.

The non-profit Olney Civic Fund, established in 2013 to raise awareness of Olney’s charitable, educational, civic and cultural activities and raise funds to support charitable projects and civic events with the help of volunteers and business sponsors, raises money to pay for the annual Olney Days celebration.


Olney Days winners announced


Olney Days organizers announce the winners of the contests held at Party in the Park on Saturday and the parade on Sunday.

They are:

Pasta Eating Contest — Elias Kerrow, 10, Pee Wee/Junior division; and Jamie Kowalczyk, 33, Adult division.

Ice Cream Eating Contest — Akos Nagy, 6, Pee Wee; Travis Golla, 12, Junior; and John Manzo, 18 and older, Adult.

Watermelon Eating Contest — Quincy Sullivan, 8, Pee Wee; Travis Golla, 12, Junior; and Runyu Wu, 29, Adult.


Car and Truck Show


Fletcher’s 24th annual Car and Truck Show: Pre-War, Chuck McDonald, 1931 Ford Model A; Post-War, Steven and Minelur Holloway, 2016 Corvette Z06; Modified; Phil Goldberg, 1965 Malibu; Olney’s Choice, David Hochuli, 1970 Dodge Challenger; Sponsor’s Choice, Kevin and Bonnie Caucey, 1966 Shelby GT; People’s Choice, James and Kassie Ketterer, 1965 Mustang; and Harry Fletcher Best of Show, Reese Burgoyne, 1957 Ford T-Bird.


Olney Days Parade


Best of Parade: Studio of Ballet Arts

Float Units: Oakdale Church, first place; Olney Baptist Church, second place; and Boy Scout Troop 759, Ashton United Methodist Church, third place.

Marching Units — Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, first place; Refuge Church, second place; and Olney Musketeer Pathfinder Club, third place.

Performing Units — Kang’s Black Academy Belt, first place; Sherwood High School Pom Squad, second place; and Sandy Spring Lions Club “Quack Drill Team,” third place.

Youth Units — Cub Scout Pack 434, first place; Boy Scout Troop 264, second place; and Girl Scout Service Unit 31-2, third place.

Motorized Units — The Batmobile, first place; Corvette Club of America, second place; and Olney Chamber of Commerce, third place.

Classic Car Units — 1903 Curved Dash Olds, driven by Bob Geier, first place; 1969 Mustang, driven by Cindy Kramer, carrying State Sen. Ben Kramer (District 19), second place; and 1965 Mustang, owned by Alan Safier, carrying Norman Price American Legion Post 68 members, third place.

Best Animal Unit — Reddemeade Horse Center.

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