Door to door, Lexington Park Parade Committee members spread the word in the South Essex neighborhood that the parade was returning this year, closing the single access road to the neighborhood for less than an hour May 4.
Residents of Queen Anne Apartments are also receiving notices; their entry onto Great Mills Road will be closed for the 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. parade. Emergency vehicles will of course receive access if required, stated Robin Finnacom, president of the Community Development Corporation which supports the business association efforts.
Here Ms. Finnacom wraps up her recent tour of the neighborhood with a fan of flyers inviting everyone to the parade. She reports a near universal positive response from South Essex residents, many thanking her for the advance notice.
The parade this year commemorates the 70th anniversary of the commissioning of the Naval Air Station: Patuxent River.