St. Mary's County Times August 10, 2017 - Page 20

20 In Our Community The County Times Thursday, August 10, 2017 It was a Fine Day at the Beach By Dick Myers Editor It was perfect weather for a day at the beach. And, the beach was right in the middle of downtown Leonardtown. The 15 th Annual Beach Party on the Square was held Saturday, Aug. 5 and the weather brought out a crowd that at times seemed to consume every available space around the square and down at the wharf. Some of the popular features returned including the Leonardtown VFD fire truck hose down, volleyball and tug of wars in the sand, an area for the younger kids to play in the sand and multiple vendors dis- playing their wares and selling food and drink. Non-profit organizations gave out information and handed out freebies. For the past seven years the Beach Party has also featured the Running of the Balls, sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Lex- ington Park, Leonardtown and Charlotte Hall. Three thousand numbered balls were released from behind a chute to go bound- ing down Fenwick Street, with the first to arrive getting a grand prize of $1,500. Beach Party on the Square is put on by the Commissioners of Leonardtown and the Leonardtown Business Association in cooperation with many sponsors. dickmyers@countytimes.net n o t g n e i v x i t e c L ark A nity u m om C t l u P d A NOW Available 1 & 2 bedroom apartments 21895 Pegg Road • Lexington Park, MD 20653 • (240)725-0111