About 200 people gathered at the Talbot Avenue Bridge in Lyttonsville Saturday to celebrate the
centennial of its construction. Here is a gallery of photos from the day, taken by and courtesy of David Rotenstein, one of the event organizers. Additional photos and videos can be viewed at the centennial’s website.
Planners fabricated banners to hang from the Talbot Avenue Bridge during the celebration.
Emcee Rev. Ella Redfield (left), speakers former Lyttonsville resident Theresa Tyson Saxton (middle) and Rosemary Hills resident Loretta Argrett (right) wait for the program to begin.
The center of the bridge was a space where people could place offerings to celebrate the ancestors.
About 200 people attended the centennial celebration.
Children attached artwork to the bridge rails. This one reads, “Build Bridges not Walls.”
Children were able to use giant bubble wands to play while the adults listened to music and the speakers.
Lyttosnville resident Debra Wylie brings pies to people seated in the audience.
Silver Spring resident Busy Graham (left) sings with folksinger Lea (center) and the Washington Revels’ Jubilee Voices David Olawuyi Fakunle.
A woman reads a historical panel that was part of the Talbot Avenue Bridge Pop-Up Museum
Silver Spring resident Jay Elvove, who performed his “Talbot Avenue Bridge” song waits to perform. Next to him is former Lyttonsville resident Raymond Tyson.
The Washington Revels’ Jubilee Voices singing.
The family-friendly event included arts and recreation activities for children. Kids were encouraged to make ribbons to wave at passing trains.
Folksinger Lea performs.
David Olawuyi Fakunle performed a libation ceremony to honor the ancestors.
County Executive Isiah Leggett and members of the Montgomery County Council presented the Talbot Avenue Centennial planning committee with a proclamation declaring September 22, 2018 Talbot Avenue Bridge Day.
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