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08.25.15 September Tip Sheet

August 25, 2015

Media Contact:
Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022


September 11th Remembrance Ceremony
Friday, September 11, 8:46 a.m.
Centennial Park South Entrance, 10000 Route 108, Ellicott City

Howard County Executive Allan H. Kittleman and command members from both the County Police and Fire Departments will honor and pay tribute to all who lost their lives during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, with the laying of the traditional laurel wreath at Centennial Park’s “Garden of Hope.” The Garden of Hope was designed and officially dedicated thirteen years ago on the first anniversary of the September 11 tragedy to remember the four victims from Howard County who lost their lives on that tragic day.

Contact: Alexandra Bresani, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022

24th Annual Howard County Police Pace
Sunday, September 13, 8:30 a.m.
Centennial Park South Entrance, 10000 Rt. 108, Ellicott City

Howard County Police Foundation will sponsor the 24th Annual Police Pace 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Walk & Run to benefit families of fallen officers; scholarship funds; creation, renovations and maintenance to the Department’s Fallen Officers Memorial Garden; after-school programs for at-risk youth; and bicycles for police bike patrols.

Contact: Sherry Llewellyn, HCPD Media Relations, 410-313-2236

Robinson Nature Center 4th Anniversary Open House and “Nature Place” Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Sunday, September 20, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.; ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 p.m.
Robinson Nature Center, 6692 Cedar Lane, Columbia

Come celebrate the Robinson Nature Center’s 4th birthday with a special open house featuring live animal presentations, guided nature walks, face painting, crafts and shows in the planetarium. Join staff members at noon for a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening of the Center’s new “Nature Place” outdoor discovery area for kids. For more information, call 410-313-0400, or visit

Contact: Brian Campbell, Robinson Nature Center, 410-313-0406 or
Meagan Leatherbury, Robinson Nature Center, 410-313-0405

County Executive Runs Farm and Farmer Runs County
Tuesday, September 29, Job Exchange at 8:30 a.m., Luncheon at 11:30 a.m.
Brendel Farms, Inc., 15298 Union Chapel Road, Woodbine

To kickoff Howard County’s annual Farm-City Celebration, County Executive Allan H. Kittleman will trade places with farmer Justin Brendel and help run the Brendel family farm operation in Woodbine, while Justin takes over as County Executive for the day. They’ll finish out their job exchange by sharing their experiences at the annual Job Exchange Luncheon, hosted at Brendel Farms, Inc.

Contact: Alexandra Bresani, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022