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     Carl M. Freeman Retail Partner with the Women’s Board of Montgomery General Hospital
                    Holiday display and community event to support Gifts of Light


(October 30, 2006) Olney, MD– Carl M. Freeman Retail announced today their plans to partner with the
Women’s Board of Montgomery General Hospital to create a spectacular holiday display of lights at the
Olney Shopping Centers. The community is invited to attend the secular holiday lighting ceremony
planned for December 3, 2006 at 4 pm at the Olney Town Center & Olney Village Center location. The
Light Up celebration will include entertainment with the Sherwood High School Chamber Chorus under
the direction of Bill Evans and refreshments compliments of the shopping center merchants.


The partnership was inspired by Carl M. Freeman Retail as a way to help bring visibility and community
awareness to the Women’s Board Gifts of Light. The program helps to raise funds for the educational
scholarship program offered each year by the Women’s Board to local students pursuing a degree in the
nursing or allied health field.


Mike Reilly, Vice President of Carl M. Freeman Retail explained, “We hope that by creating this unique
community display of holiday lights at the Olney Shopping Centers and hosting the Light Up celebration,
we can offer the community a festive event and also support the education opportunities created by the
Gifts of Light program. The Freeman Companies are committed to identifying ways to help make the
communities in which we live and work a better place and this opportunity does just that”. The display will
be a custom built creation especially for the event and will include an ice crystal palace, a snow family,
winter animals and more.


“We are very excited about this new venue in partnership with the Carl M. Freeman Retail division,”
states Amy Dubendorf, Gifts of Light Chair. “This allows the entire community to be part of such a
meaningful ceremony.”


The community may participate and sponsor a light in the display to honor someone, commemorate a
special occasion, celebrate a milestone, recognize our troops, honor a cancer survivor or in memory of a
loved one. An acknowledgement card and invitation to the Light Up Ceremony is sent announcing the

                                                                                                               240-779-8000  Fax: 240-779-8181
                                     Carl M. Freeman Retail, L.L.C.  18205 Village Center Drive  Olney, MD 20832  www.freemancompanies.com
Gift of Light sponsorship to the recipient and the name of honorees printed in the album on display in the
lobby at Montgomery General Hospital. To purchase a light sponsorship, the community may contact the
Amy Dubendorf, the Women’s Board event chair person, at 301-570-5528 or send a tax-deductible
donation of $10 or more along with the Gifts of Light recipient information and address to Women’s
Board, Montgomery General Hospital, 18101 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832. Donations of
$100.00 or more purchases a Life Light sponsorship which will be re-lit and acknowledged annually.


The Light Up event on December 3rd at 4 pm is open to the community and will culminate with a
countdown to lighting the display. The display will remain on exhibit from December 3 thru January 2 at
the Olney Shopping Centers.


For more information about Carl M. Freeman Retail, please visit www.cmfretail.com.

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The Carl M. Freeman Companies were established in 1947 and are proud to have served the Washington, DC and
  Delaware Shore communities for decades. The Carl M. Freeman Companies are the successful developers of
  residential and golf course communities, neighborhood shopping centers and provide a variety of real estate
                 services including general brokerage and rentals, mortgage and title services.




                                                                                                                240-779-8000  Fax: 240-779-8181
                                      Carl M. Freeman Retail, L.L.C.  18205 Village Center Drive  Olney, MD 20832  www.freemancompanies.com

								
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