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For Immediate Release


Rhea Marshall

BGE Invites Customers to Independence Day Festivities across Central Maryland

The company is sponsoring July 4th events and fireworks as part of its 200th anniversary

BALTIMORE (June 30, 2016) – This weekend, BGE customers around the region are invited to celebrate Independence Day at one of a series of events across its central Maryland service area. As part of BGE’s 200th anniversary recognition, the company will sponsor events including parades, fairs and fireworks displays in several counties and communities. BGE will also be a sponsor of the popular Fourth of July celebration at Baltimore City’s Inner Harbor.

“BGE’s bicentennial is a milestone for our entire region and we hope our customers will celebrate along with us,” said Valencia McClure, BGE’s vice president of governmental and external affairs. “In the BGE tradition, we’re supporting activities the entire family can enjoy.”

  BGE-sponsored Independence Day festivities include:

Chesapeake Beach Community Celebration, July 1

Annapolis Parade, July 4

Arbutus Parade, July 4

Baltimore’s Fourth of July Celebration, July 4

Bel Air Parade and Fireworks, July 4

Bowie Baysox Celebration, July 4

Carroll County Celebration, July 4

Columbia Fourth of July Fireworks, July 4

Dundalk Heritage Fair, July 4

Havre de Grace Fireworks, July 5

The company also sponsored a parade in Darlington on June 25.

On June 11, 1816, artist Rembrandt Peale lit the first gas lamps in Baltimore at his museum on Holliday Street. Peale then incorporated the Gas Light Company of Baltimore on June 17, 1816. That company is now known as BGE, the Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. The 200th anniversary milestone is significant to Baltimore, as well as the energy industry, as the company was the first gas company in North America. To learn more about BGE’s 200th anniversary celebration, visit

BGE and its employees are committed to enhancing the quality of life for its customers and their families in communities the company serves throughout central Maryland. One of the focus areas for BGE’s corporate citizenship is its commitment to building strong communities in central Maryland. In 2015, the company contributed $4.5 million to more than 300 nonprofit organizations that focus on the environment, arts and culture, neighborhood development, education and emergency services. BGE employees, friends and family also logged more than 22,000 hours volunteering with nonprofit organizations across the service area. To learn more about BGE’s ongoing charitable activities, visit


BGE, founded in 1816 as the nation’s first gas utility, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility. Headquartered in Baltimore, BGE delivers power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management, conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.

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