Event part of Governor’s annual service initiative for state agencies
A group of 17 Maryland Lottery and Gaming staffers and two representatives from the Governor’s Office joined forces for a clean-up project in Baltimore’s Carroll Park on Oct. 20. The event was part of Governor Larry Hogan’s Day to Serve initiative, in which state employees participate in community service projects.
Baltimore City’s Department of Recreation & Parks provided work gloves and trash pickers, and participants spent a sunny autumn afternoon filling more than 50 oversized garbage bags with trash and piling up larger debris to be hauled away by City staff.
Located in Baltimore’s Pigtown neighborhood, across Monroe Street from the Maryland Lottery and Gaming office in the Montgomery Park Business Center, Carroll Park includes athletic fields, a skateboard area, rolling open space and picturesque views of the Baltimore skyline. Carroll Park is home to the historic Mount Clare Museum House, which was built in the 1760s and was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1970. During the Civil War, the park was the location of the Union Army’s Camp Carroll. The City of Baltimore has owned the property since 1890.
“It was a great opportunity for us to make a difference close to home, right in our neighborhood,” said Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. “The Day to Serve initiative is a reminder that serving the state is our top priority, and we’re always proud to do our part.”