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St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office to be celebrated at third annual Pride in the Park parade

The Lexington Park Business and Community Association will host the 3rd annual Pride in the Park Parade on Saturday, May 3 at 10 a.m. The 2014 parade celebrates the community's support for the men and women of the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.

"We wanted to take an opportunity to showcase and recognize the special relationship with the Sheriff's Office and the Lexington Park community," said Mark Pinekenstein, Lexington Park Business and Community Association Chairman. "We wanted to thank Sheriff Tim Cameron and pay tribute to his deputies for their continued work in making Lexington Park a safer place to live and work every day."

Sheriff Cameron has been named the parade's Honorary Grand Marshal. Among the community member businesses and organizations slated to join the Sheriff at this year's march include the Leonardtown High School marching band, the color guard from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, the Lexington Park Rotary Club's King Oyster, a dance group from Competitive Team Gymnastics, the St. Mary's County Library, Great Mills H.S. Navy JROTC, Chopticon H.S. JROTC, Taylor Gas and many more. Dignitaries scheduled to appear include the St. Mary's County Commissioners and Delegate John Bohanan.

The parade will pause at the intersection of Great Mills Road and FDR Blvd. for a ceremonial ribbon cutting to mark the completion of construction of FDR between Great Mills Road and South Shangri-La Drive.

The parade begins promptly at 10 a.m. at the Bay District Volunteer Fire Department parking lot along South Shangri-La Drive. The route will continue on South Shangri-La to South Essex to Great Mills Road. The march makes its way back to the fire department via the alley adjacent to Raley's Home Furnishings.

Additional parade participants are welcome. For more information, contact Karen Stone at 443-975-9994 or via email at

Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board Meeting Rescheduled

The Department of Recreation and Parks announces the Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 16, has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 17. The meeting will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Golf Course Clubhouse.

Wicomico Shores Golf Course Advisory Board meetings are generally held quarterly, on the third Wednesday of the month, at 6:00 P.M., at the Wicomico Shores Golf Course.

For more information, please contact the St. Mary's County Department of Recreation and Parks at (301) 475-4200, ext. 1811 or call the Wicomico Shores Golf Course at (301) 884-4601.

Help Wanted: School Age Care and Summer Camp Positions Now Available

Leonardtown, MD - The Department of Recreation & Parks continues to accept applications for part time positions within the School Age Care (SAC) for the current school year and Summer Camp programs. Positions for SAC programs are open and continuous, while the deadline for Summer Camp positions is May 2. Recreation & Parks seeks people with varying degrees of childcare and camp experience.

The following positions are available:

-- Child Care Director (Salary Range: $14.79-16.07/hour)

-- School Age Child Care Teacher (Salary Range: $9.69-$12.24/hour)

-- Child Care Assistant/Substitute (Salary Range: $8.42-9.69/hour)

-- Summer Camp Counselor III (Salary Range: $12.24-$14.79/hour)

-- Summer Camp Counselor II (Salary Range: $9.69-$12.24/hour)

-- Summer Camp Counselor I (Salary Range: $8.42-9.69/hour)

The SAC Program operates from 6:30 a.m. to the start of the school day and from the end of the school day until 6:30 p.m. Summer Camps are operate from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at various locations. Our main priorities are the children and for them to have fun! Activities include group games, arts & crafts, dramatic play, music, cooking, science experiments, nature and much more!

For more information on job opportunities with School Age Care or Summer Camps, please call 301-373-5410 or visit where you can view job descriptions and review the application process.

New Member Needed for MetCom Board

Do you have a desire to make a difference by serving your community? The St. Mary's Board of County Commissioners wants to hear from you!

Citizens are sought to fill a vacancy on the St. Mary's County Metropolitan Commission (MetCom) Board. Those interested must reside in the 2nd or 9th election district in order to serve.

Applications will be accepted through April 25, 2014.

If you are interested in applying for appointment to the board, download an application from the St. Mary's County Government website at All applications must include a resume.

For more information, contact Diane Gleissner at 301-475-4200, ext. 1700.

Sewer Leak Public Notification Announcement

The St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission reported a sanitary sewer leak that occurred in the area of the Piney Point Road and Blake Creek Road intersection, Valley Lee, MD. St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission staff responded immediately upon notification of the leak on April 9, 2014 at 4:00 pm, the leak was contained at 5:00 pm and final repairs were made to the pipe at 11:00 pm. The sanitary sewer leak occurred as a result of pipe failure and the total estimated volume of the leak is 9,500 gallons. Approximately 30,000 gallons of wastewater diluted with surface water was vacuumed from adjacent Woodland Branch and Redman Branch. Receiving waters affected by this leak include portions of Woodland Branch and Redman Branch from the pipe failure site downstream to Herring Creek. Public contact of the affected portions of Woodland Branch, Redman Branch and the headwaters of Herring Creek should be avoided for seven days. For additional information, please contact the St. Mary’s County Metropolitan Commission at (301) 373-5305.

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