Thursday, October 29, 2009 “Visibility Vests”
There’s going to be a lot of little kids on the sidewalk this weekend in your neighborhood, sometimes might be hard to see them. Maryland Highway Administration is loaning out reflective safety vests (to be returned by Nov. 6th). Click here to find out where to get one.
National Christmas Tree
Tickets for the National Christmas Tree Lighting will be distributed in a new way for 2009 – a lottery system. Tickets are required and will be distributed for FREE. The lottery system will be available at 12:01 a.m. EST on Wednesday November 4 and will remain open until 11:59 p.m. EST on Friday, November 6. To participate, visitwww.thenationaltree.org or call (877) 444-6777. The ticket lottery will include 2,800 ticketed seats and 7,000 standing room tickets (Note: standing room tickets are new this year, expanding the capacity) Successful ticket seekers will be notified by email or US mail (if applied by phone). Status of the lottery will be available online or by phone beginning on November 9. Tickets will be mailed to the lottery winners by November 15.
The lighting ceremony for the National Christmas Tree will be held on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. The holiday tradition marks the beginning of the four week Christmas Pageant of Peace. Read more about the National Christmas Tree and the Pageant of Peace.