By KRISSI HUMBARD — Residents once again showed up in large numbers to show their love for Hyattsville during the city’s 132nd anniversary celebrations.
On the morning of April 14, residents lined city streets, waiting to see school groups, police cars and firetrucks, dance groups and, this year, a plethora of candidates running for office.
The Anniversary Parade left from Hyattsville Middle School and followed the street along 42nd Avenue, Jefferson Street, and Hamilton Street until it reached Magruder Park. Residents then enjoyed fair food, games and rides at the annual carnival. New this year, Northwestern High School students held a Community Fair on Saturday afternoon, following the parade. The Community Fair featured information booths from local businesses and organizations and performances. On Saturday evening, residents listened to Cuban music by Timbason La Original and enjoyed Hyattsville’s own beer, Honeyville, from Calvert Brewing Company. The night ended with booming sounds of colorful fireworks across the night sky.
The city announced its parade winners this week.
Unfortunately, weather on Sunday did not cooperate and the city ended the carnival a day early, much to the disappointment of a small group of children and parents who braved the chilly rain to squeeze in a bit more fun.
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