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Default Thousands Expected at Black Hill Regional Park for Annual Persian American Festival

                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2010


Thousands Expected at Black Hill Regional
Park April 4 for Annual Persian American Festival

BOYDS, MD—The IrAmerican Civic Society (ICS) in cooperation witth the Montgomery County Department of Parks will host its annual Sizdah Bedar festival at Black Hill Regional Park in Boyds this Sunday, April 4 from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm.

To manage traffic and control crowds for this event, Department of Parks managers and Park Police have informed park neighbors that it may become necessary to close the Black Hill Regional Park entrance at West Old Baltimore Road for a period of time, Sunday, April 4. However, West Old Baltimore Road will not be closed at any point for the event and no parking or pedestrian traffic will be allowed on West Old Baltimore Road. Park Police have established a hotline number for any questions or concerns on Sunday. Residents, park neighbors and patrons may call 301-601-2988 on Sunday, April 4 with questions or concerns related to this event.

Sizdah Bedar is the Persian festival of springs. Iranian Americans and others will celebrate this age-old spring event in parks and various outdoor settings across the nation Sunday, the thirteenth day of the Persian Year—Norouz. The celebration at Black Hill will includee Persian music, cultural activities, and freshly grilled food and sweets.
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