Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bethesda Olympians to be Honored Friday

Montgomery County is home to five extraordinary athletes who competed for Team USA in the 2012 London Olympics. This week the Bethesda community will honor the three Olympians who call Bethesda home. The community will gather to celebrate the accomplishments of 15-year old swimming sensation and gold medalist Katie Ledecky, slalom kayaker Scott Parsons and rhythmic gymnast Julie Zetlin. Montgomery County's two Olympic athletes who reside outside of Bethesda are rower David Banks from Potomac and canoe/kayaker Caroline Queen from Darnestown.

The celebration of the Olympians will take place at the Bethesda Metro Center on Friday at 5:30 pm. The free event is being organized by the Greater Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, the Bethesda Urban Partnership, the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Services Center and Brookfield Properties and will be followed by a Metro Center dance concert featuring Cityscape from 6-8 p.m. All are welcome.

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