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Fling: Landstown community embraces spring with open arms

Teddy Baker, 52, is the point of contact for Landstown's annual Spring Fling. Photo by John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News.

Teddy Baker, 52, is the point of contact for Landstown’s annual Spring Fling on Saturday, May 2, at the neighborhood bike trail. Photo by John-Henry Doucette/The Princess Anne Independent News.

BY JOHN-HENRY DOUCETTE

LANDSTOWN – The Landstown Community Civic League hosts its annual Spring Fling on May 2 at the neighborhood’s bike trail.

“We do the event to show community pride,” said Teddy Baker, 52, the neighborhood watch coordinator for Landstown. “It gives a chance for the neighborhood to come out after the winter and reconnect with each other – and also to show appreciation for our law enforcement.”

One of the featured events this year is a chili cook-off between city firefighters and police. Whichever team wins, the neighborhood is looking forward to a spicy culinary battle starring its public safety partners.

“It’s our way of showing our support for the good work they do for us,” Baker said.

The Spring Fling features a car and motorcycle show, games, vendors, eats, and entertainment. This year’s event marks the third since the Spring Fling returned after a three-year hiatus. It began in 1995.

Baker, who has lived in the neighborhood for more than two decades, said people from around the Beach are welcome to come to Landstown to enjoy the Spring Fling.

“Our concept is the more, the merrier,” he said. “We don’t only want to look out for our community. We want to look out for neighboring communities.”

The event is from noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 2, at the Landstown Bike Trail between Barberry Lane and Glastonbury Drive. Entry is free for households that are members of the civic league and $5 for everybody else.

Reach Baker for information via (757) 575-6433 or teddy_baker@hotmail.com.

The Independent News

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