Around the Community- December 2018

Governor Larry Hogan stops by Maryland Hall

In the lead up to the 2018 mid-term elections, Riderwood was a popular location for politicians to stop by to stump for themselves. On October 26, Governor Larry Hogan stopped by to take a tour of the campus and meet with residents that had congregated in Maryland Hall. After taking the time to go around and meet with those residents, Governor Hogan spoke on the previous four years of his governorship and his plans if he was elected to a second term. He also acknowledged the fact that if re-elected (which he eventually was), he would become only the second Republican Governor to win a second term. (Photos by Chris Taydus)

Plenty of fun to be had at 2018 Harvest Festival

 The Community Resources team held their annual Harvest Festival celebration in the parking lot outside Montgomery Station on October 26. The theme for this year’s event was tailgating as residents and staff were encouraged to show pride in their favorite sports team. The event included some delicious food from two local food trucks: El Pollo Submarine and Tasty Grill to Go. The Lonesome Fiddle Ramblers band roamed the event, serenading attendees with some wonderful bluegrass music. The Harvest Festival also hosted voting for the 2018 pumpkin decorating contest which saw the grounds department take home first place with their basket of kittens. (Photos by Chris Taydus)

Arts, crafts, and baked goods headline Fabulous Fall Fair

The Fabulous Fall Fair was held on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3in Maryland Hall in Montgomery Station. This wonderful arts and crafts show and sale featured unique, handmade items that make perfect gifts. There were crafters and artists selling their wares, a baked goods sale, and a raffle. The items for sale included knits, paintings, jewelry, greeting cards and much more. A percentage of sales were then donated to the Benevolent Care Fund. The event also featured a raffle with three themed gift baskets with wonderful items and gift cards: Cozy Fall Crafting, Dinner and a Movie, and Shop ‘til You Drop. (Photos by Chris Taydus)

Riderwood Military members honored on Veteran’s Day

Riderwood’s Veterans Legacy Group observed Veterans Day during their annual ceremony in the Lakeside Commons Encore theater on Monday, November 12. Lead by Retired United States Navy Commander Jules Balog, the ceremony centered around patriotism, in words spoken by select members of the group and Riderwood’s administrative teams and songs sung along by those in attendance. (Photos by Chris Taydus)

Resident & Staff “turkey trot” for a good cause

The Riderwood Fitness team hosted the 2018 Turkey Trot on Friday, November 16. The event featured a walk throughout the campus, both inside and outside. This charity event helped the Maryland Food Bank by donating a turkey for every ten participants in the event. The event attracted approximately 100 participants meaning ten turkeys were donated to the food bank. The weather for the event was cold, but sunny and dry, which was a change from the previous day’s weather of snow (the first of the season). A special thanks from the Fitness Team for everyone that attended the event. (Photos by Chris Taydus)

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