February Newsletter

February, the Month Dedicated to Love...and CHOCOLATE!

Welcome February!  We made it through January without too much weather news...but we have plenty of Town news to report!  Look below at the many events coming up (including the Valentine's Day Chocolate Crawl..yum!) as well as two items we are looking for from YOU! 

  • Check your mailboxes for an important survey that we will use to guide the future of the Town. Postage is already paid, so no excuses! 
  • We are also looking for your submission of Extraordinary Women of Mount Airy who we can recognize for their contribution to our great town. See below for more details.
  • One more great thing that is happening this year, we are sending out a fancy new Calendar of Events to your mailbox!  It contains some wonderful reminders of Mount Airy's awesome events organized by the Town or our community organizations! We are so lucky to have such a vibrant and active community! Look for the calendar (pictured below) and make sure it doesn't head to your recycle bin as there is also a coupon for the ever-popular Town Christmas Ornament on the back!
Town of Mount Airy 2020 Community Survey

Mount Airy Community Survey

is rushing to in-town mailboxes now! The Town of Mount Airy is looking for your input to help guide the direction of the future of Mount Airy.  Individual surveys are being mailed to all residents within Town limits.  Please return your response in the pre-paid envelope by February 29, 2020 and let YOUR voice be heard!

Calendar of Events 2020

Make sure this important piece of mail doesn't end up in your recycle bin! Coming to ALL mailboxes in the 21771 zip code!

Winner of the My Town Photo Contest

My Town Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to the winner of the My Town Photo Contest, Ms. Diane Best!  Her entry of "Snowy Merridale"  which is featured on the Town's website page, Facebook Page and on this newsletter header, won her $100 and a fancy Mount Airy swag bag!  Stay tuned for more photo contests for a new Mount Airy Calendar!

Submit a Woman who you think is Extraordinary!

Submit an Extraordinary Mount Airy Woman for Recognition

The Year of the Woman committee is requesting your submissions for Extraordinary Woman of Mount Airy. Submit a woman who you feel has made, is making or will make a difference in Mount Airy and help us celebrate the Year of the Woman 2020!  Click on the image to complete a brief form about an Extraordinary Woman of Mount Airy.

Year of the Woman Dedication Ceremony

Year of the Woman Dedication Ceremony

Tuesday, January 28th at 6:30 PM -  All are welcome to attend this Dedication Ceremony, where Mayor Patrick Rockinberg will read a proclamation declaring 2020 as "Year of the Woman 2020", a year-long celebration honoring the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment, granting woman the right to vote. Join us at Town Hall for the kickoff celebration!  Many Thanks to Mt. Airy Liquors for providing the alcohol, Mt. Airy Inn for providing the appetizers and Blossom and Basket Boutique for donating the flowers.

Chocolate Crawl

Downtown Chocolate Crawl

Friday, February 14 from 5 - 8:00 PM - The Mount Airy Main Street Association presents “Chocolate Crawl”. 
All are welcome to an evening of small town charm, shopping, dining, and free carriage rides. Businesses will offer in-store promotions, special samples, and CHOCOLATE! Chocolate Crawl is about bringing the community together, to share and make new memories. Downtown Mount Airy has 7 restaurants & cafes, a distillery, and over 10 retail businesses to keep you busy through the night.

Historical Society Bingo

Historical Society Bingo

Saturday, February 22, 5:30-10:00 PM  - Mount Airy Reception Hall. Family friendly! $25 for TWO bingo regular game packs. Early bird game, specials and raffles. Come have dinner. Food and snacks will be available before and during bingo. Early bird starts at 6:30 and regular game starts at 7. Doors open at 5:30. Call 301-703-1430 to reserve your seats.

Gatsby Gala

Gatsby Gala

Saturday, February 29, 7-11:00 PM, Links at Challedon, 6166 Challedon Cir., Mount Airy, MD. Inspired by the grandeur era of the 1920’s. The evening is sure to be a celebration of all the senses, with entertainment scheduled throughout the night; music, photo booth, illusionist, caricature artist, and stilt walker, so put on your black tie and period themed attire, and hit the town with us. Everyone will be talking about this Gatsby Gala well after the lights come up.

Tickets include an evening of entertainment, heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, an array of sweet treats specially prepared by Diane’s Cupcakery. Email reedpa01@yahoo.com for more information.

If I Were Mayor

If I Were Mayor Essay Contest

Deadline March 27th - "Each year, MML and the Maryland Mayors’ Association (MMA) invite 4th grade students throughout Maryland to participate in a statewide essay contest: “If I Were Mayor, I Would...”
The contest gives students a chance to creatively use grade-specific language arts skills and civics / social studies knowledge."  Mayor Rockinberg's school visits to both Mount Airy Elementary and Twin Ridge are scheduled in February.

Mount Airy's First Pickleball Tournament- Register Now!

Saturday March 28th starting at 9:00 AM will be the first ever Pickleball Tournament for the Town of Mount Airy! It  will be at our new courts at Prospect Park! 


The tournament will be as follows:
9:00 am-12:00 pm noon: Novice/Advanced Novice Mixed Doubles—create your own team
1:00 pm-4:00 pm: Intermediate/Advanced Intermediate Mixed Doubles—create your own team. Cost is $20 per team for each session. There will only be 8 teams per session. ALL proceeds will go directly to the Parks & Recreation programs for the Town of Mount Airy. Click on the above link to register your team!

Restaurant Week is back!  Make sure your favorite Restaurant Participates!

Monday through Sunday, April 20 - 26th - Mount Airy Restaurants have a chance to showcase their best offerings at competitive price points.  You can expect to enjoy a memorable meal at a fixed price. This will give you the chance to channel your inner foodie and try something new! Make sure your favorite restaurant participates this year...registration is now available by clicking on the image or link. We have some new additions this year including customized chef hats for diners as well as a chance to win $500! Click the link to find out more!

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