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BGE to Sponsor Independence Day Festivities throughout Central Maryland In Celebration of the Company’s 200th Anniversary

BALTIMORE (June 9, 2016) – As summer is officially underway, BGE is making plans to celebrate the next big holiday of the season with its customers. The company will sponsor a series of Independence Day celebrations across its central Maryland service area in celebration of BGE’s 200th anniversary. Events will include 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 at baseball games and Independence Day festivals this summer,” 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:

Darlington Parade, June 25

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

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 www.200bge.com  

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