Parade Attendees
We were proud to bring you the following participants in the 2018 parade. (The list is not in order of appearance. There may some attendees not listed here who will appear.)
American Legion
American Legion Post 247
Banana Tree Embroidery
Bar-T
Bassett's Restaurant
Boy Scout Troop 496
Capital Fence Inc
Combine
CoMMotion Dance Studio
DC Metro MINIs
Discovery Early Learning Centre
Girl Scout Troop 1524
Girl Scouts of Poolesville
Girls on the Run
Global Ecology Studies Program Poolesville High School
Grand Marshal - Link Hoewing
Holy Cross Health Military and Veterans Health Program
Hope Garden Ballet
Julie Wight (for Seneca Valley Pony Club)
Knights of Columbus
Little Learners
Lost and Found Horse Rescue
Madison Fields
​Markoff’s Haunted Forest
MNCPPC Montgomery Co Park Police
Monocacy Elementary School
PAA Athletics
PAA Poms
PACC
Patowmack Guide Service
PHS Varsity Cheerleaders
Poolesville Barber and Stylist
Poolesville Elementary  School
Poolesville Green
Poolesville High School Poms
Poolesville HS Soccer Team
Poolesville Odd Fellows Lodge #97
Poolesville Veterinary Clinic
Rural Women's Republican Club
Seneca Valley Pony Club
SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus
The Potomac Hunt
Tinkus Wapurys Tiataco Va USA
Upper Montgomery Co Vol Fire Dept
WUMCO Help
Zumba-Poolesville
   
Special appearance by the Washington Nationals' Mascots - George Washington and Screech (pictured ).
2018 Grand Marshal 
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Link Hoewing has been selected to be the Grand Marshal for the 2018 Poolesville Day festival and parade. Link has served for over twenty-seven years in the Town of Poolesville’s government: on the planning commission, parks board, and as a town commissioner. He sponsored the legislation creating the first town events coordinator and the Community and Economic Development Council leading to today’s Friday on the Commons events. He has been on the planning commission that developed the master plan for the four quadrants park system we have today. He has been a past PTSA officer and president of the high school and elementary school PTSAs. He has been on the leadership committee that pushed for the successful opening of the John Poole Middle School. He is a Maryland Life Member of the PTSA, serving twenty-two years as a PTSA leader.

He has been president of the Jaycees in Poolesville for two years, helping to promote leadership among young men. Link promoted and supported numerous charities in the area. He served as transportation manager for WUMCO, helping to arrange rides for needy and disabled clients in the Upcounty to doctors, dentists, and social services appointments (hundreds of folks are grateful for this service). He led Christmas in April that became Helping Hands in Poolesville, helping to rebuild and repair dozens of homes in this area. He has been a member of Helping Hands for the last decade, doing repairs on houses on a regular basis (most have seen their work). He is a leader of St. Mary’s men’s group, the Holy Name Society, and served as president for three terms. He has been an active member of the Poolesville Day Committee for the last ten years: announcing the parade; helping to manage the planning for the layout on the commons for the event; and leading the committee that sponsors and selects the grand marshal. He is a member of the choir for Poolesville Memorial United Methodist Church and helps manage the free community dinners sponsored by the church.

He has been a reporter for the Monocacy Monocle newspaper, covering local town commissioners’ meetings for the last three years. In making the selection, the Poolesville Day Committee stated, “In short, Link has given his time, energy, and expertise, for decades, to the betterment of the Poolesville community.” Hoewing accepted the honor in saying, “I never felt that being involved in the Poolesville community deserved any special recognition. So many in our town do so much with no notice. That is what makes it such a wonderful community. Knowing that so many work every day to make Poolesville a better place makes me very humble about being selected. I hope all of those who volunteer and are involved in our community know that my hat is off to all of them, and I honor them for what they do.”
Written by: Rande Davis
The Monocacy Monocle

    
Link Howeing, 2018 Grand Marshal photo courtesy Rande Davis
The Monocacy Monocle