Join in the fun and start building your float to be entered in the Patuxent River Appreciation Days (PRAD) Parade Float Contest. The parade is Sunday, October 9 at 2:00 p.m. on .

Celebrated annually for 33 years, PRAD is a two day celebration of the Patuxent River in Solomons, Maryland. Sponsored by the Calvert County Board of Commissioners, Calvert Marine Museum, Pa-Po-Peake Shrine Club and various other civic and fraternal organizations, this year’s event is October 8 and 9, 2011. Free Calvert Marine Museum admission, boat rides, juried artists and crafters, live music, great food and games offer fun for everyone on both days.

Sunday’s highlight is the annual mile-long parade at 2:00 p.m. organized by Pa-Po-Peake Shrine Club. Non-profit groups are encouraged to participate and build a float. Prizes will be awarded for creativity, beauty, and charm: first prize is $300, second prize is $200, and $100 for third prize. Pre-registration is required by September 30. Please contact Randy Geck at

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