Cedar Morris Hill celebrates neighborhood, friends at annual event

C. Lisa Johnson | 6/13/2013, 9:42 p.m.
The New Southside Steppers Marching Unit

The Community of Cedar Morris Hill celebrated Neighborhood Community Day Saturday, June 8, 2013 at the Community Hall in the neighborhood located at 351 Arundel Corporation Road in Glen Burnie, Maryland.

Cedar Morris Hill Community Day is an annual event filled with family fun activities for all residents. The day included food, clothing, jewelry vendors a moon bounce for the kids and other children related activities. The senior citizens that live in the community offered homemade baked goods for sale.

The Cedar Morris Hill Community Day began with a continental breakfast and a meet and greet with local officials Ned Carey of the Democratic Central Committee and Candy Fontz, representative for the new County Executive Laura Neuman. After the meet and greet the Grand Parade got under way throughout the neighborhood. Newly elected Cedar Morris Hill Improvement Association President Marva Randolph waved to the crowd from the lead car.

Randolph plans to continue the work that former President Lippman started; to enrich the people and improve the quality of life of the mainly African American neighborhood.

The parade included the new Baltimore Twilighters, The new Southside Steppers and The Baltimore Entertainers. The parade also included an antique car show, motorcycles and a “hat parade” dedicated to the recently deceased Cora Glenn, a longtime supporter of the Cedar Morris Hill community.

“Mrs. Glenn was a fixture at the annual community day” said event chair of Geraldine Lipmann. “Mrs. Glenn will truly be missed. We as a community had to do something in her honor because she attended and was a vendor every year. She was not only famous for her hats but her cooking as well and a specialty was her sweet potato pies.”

Lippman organized the women in the community to wear a hat that they had purchased or borrowed from Mrs. Glenn for the parade. Her hat creations were as unique as she was.

For the first time the Cedar Morris Hill Youth Choir, decked out in their red robes, walked in the parade and performed at the community center.