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Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade 2012

By: Craig Shipp

The rain held off and the Gaithersburg Labor Day Parade for 2012 was a lot of fun!

Note: See two videos below, a photo slideshow and links to photos on facebook!

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so you can then tag the photos!

CLICK HERE to download the above photos from flickr! 
CLICK HERE for a full-screen slideshow (Non-Flash iPad viewable).
CLICK HERE for the photos on facebook (please tag with names).

Also Click Here for the 2011 photos and video!

To learn more about the parade Click Here!

2012 Parade Sponsors:

Asbury Methodist Village

Lakeforest Shopping Center

Gaithersburg Police Dept.
Gaithersburg Dept. of Parks, Recreation and Culture
Gaithersburg Dept. of Public Works
Girard Business Center
Girard Place
Montgomery County Police
NJROTC - Gaithersburg
Potomac Classic Thunderbird Club
Public Storage Facility with Self Storage
Regina Oakman, VA &MD Queen 
Scout Troop1097

Gaithersburg Police Department

Parade Judges:
Samira Hussein
Charlemagne Orisme
Anne Hughes
Laurie Augustino
Paul Sterling
Monica Delgado
Charles Ferrell
and Parade participants: 
SPROCKET (Washington Talent)
Gaithersburg Mayor and City Council 
Gaithersburg High School Marching Band &  GHS Poms/Cheerleaders   
Grand Marshal - Lenny Levy
Maryland National Capital Park Police 
Distinguished Organization - WHOLE FOODS MARKET
Gaithersburg-Washington Grove Volunteer Fire Dept. 
District 17 Team Legislative Team
Citizen Canine Winner - Randy Scott & “Scar”
Girl Scouts of Association 32   
Judy Hockey Spirit Award Winner/Cub Scout Pack #360 in the Trackless Train   
Senator Nancy J. King
Rockville High School Marching Band    
Friends of Senator Ben Cardin for Senate
Victor Litz Music Center   
Cub Scout Pack 210      
Daisy Troop #1531
Charelle’s Stage and Screen
Miss Chiantis Dance School  
Cub Scout Pack 64
Grace United Methodist Church  
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (District 6)
Delegate Ben Kramer (District 19)
Ronald McDonald from the Golden Arch
County Executive Isiah Leggett
Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Floreen
Uncle Sam Stilt Walker
Montgomery County Council At Large George L. Leventhal
Councilmember Craig Rice (District 2)    
Councilmember Phil Andrews (District 3)
Fraternidad Tinkus San Simon VA USA     
Miss America Coed Pageants 
Your Courthouse Team
Montgomery  County  Board of Education Unit with Gaithersburg Area School  
Gaithersburg Middle School
Upper Montgomery Composite Squadron 
Anwar Temple #219
Anwar Court #197 Daughters of Isis, Inc.
Gaithersburg Elementary School  
Backyard Inflatables
Quince Orchard High School Marching Band 
Free State Roller Derby    
Frito Lay & Chester Cheetah
Harmony Cornet Band  
Cub Scout Pack 73
Gaithersburg for Obama
Tai Yim Lion Dancers
Taz Cruiser: Taz- Mania on Parade
The Duffy School of Irish Dance  
St. Martin’s Cub Scout Pack 926
Pride of Montgomery Elks Lodge #347    
Watkins Mill High School Band   
Second Chance Wildlife Center
Montgomery Co. Repub. Party
Ring of Kerry Irish Dancers  
Crackers & Her Clown Car
Girl Scout Service Unit 33-10  
Unicycle (Cornerstone Prod.)
Tinkus Tiataco USA   
Friends of Fred Evans MCPS Candidate 
   (District 2)
Agricultural History Farm Park
Dan Bongino for US Senate
Good Start Driving School  
Kapital Klowns 
VFW Post 9862
John Delaney for Congress
Damascus High School Band  
Miss Teen & Miss Pre-Teen MD 
   International 2011 Lexi Wakefield
Greenrbriar Vet Hospital & Luxury 
   Pet Resort
St, Martin of Tours Church and School   
Ken Timmerman for Congress
Montgomery Playhouse   
Morton’s Towing & Recovery
Tinkus Wapurys VA USA   
Rotary Club of Gaithersburg
Mt. Airy Highwheel Bicycle Society    
The Washington Nationals  NatMobile
MD Div. Sons of Confederate Vets  
Clarksburg High School Variety Pom Squad  
Clarksburg High School Band  
Milestone Towing
Fraternidad Floklovica Y Cultural Caporales 
   Universitorios de San Simon VA   

About the photographer: Craig Shipp - - is a New Media pioneer to learn more follow him on twitter at or friend him on facebook at (friending will allow you to tag the photos with names so your friends can find them) - you can also check out his flickr photos at

Photos can be downloaded from flickr in various sizes (free account required). To do so visit the following link:

Then click on the collection and then the set to find the photo. There are also links from my articles direct to featured photos.

After you've opened the set click on the photo you want. Then click on the little magnifine glass (+) just above the right side of the photo. This takes you to a larger view and then in the upper right you will see a "View all sizes" link. (Note: You need to be logged into flickr to see these links - flickr accounts are free)

The View all sizes link brings you to a page where you can click on various size links from Square (75 x 75) all the way up to Original. Click on the size you want and then click on the link to download that size and save to your desktop or your pictures folder.

If the picture you want is needed in a high-quality .tiff un-compressed format e-mail me and I can make it available to you at no cost for personal use. 

PS: Many of my videos can be downloaded from vimeo (Free account required)

"Events define our life - if not captured, preserved and shared in photos did they ever happen?" Craig Shipp

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