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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Busy weekend in HoCo this weekend

     This is the weekend that everyone with the HoCo Recreation and Parks either looks forward to or dreads.  With two big events this weekend you can be sure that if you work for Rec and Parks you are working this weekend.
      First is the Wine in Woods in Symphony Woods this Saturday and Sunday.  This event has grown to be one of the biggest events in the County.  Little know fact is that we have Chuck Ecker to thank for this event.  Back in the 1990's when Chuck was County Exec and budgets were tight, because of a bad economy, he charged each department head to find ways to generate new revenue.  This charge was strongly suggested to Rec and Parks.  Wine in the Woods was the revenue producer they came up with.
      The second big event is the Columbia Triathlon at Centennial Lake on Sunday.  If you are driving on Route 108 on Sunday morning be aware of the bikers.  This triathlon has grown to be one of the most popular in the country.  This is the 30th year of the triathlon and the first year that Rob Vigorito, the founder of the triathlon, will be a competitor.  Rob retired this year from running the triathlon.
      Lets hope the weather cooperates.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It was also the 40th birthday of Columbia's Candelight
Society, which celebrated with an extraordinary concert by local musicians and a wonderful reception with food and wine contributed by Howard County businesses.