APG Centennial Gala
The Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG) Centennial Gala, held Friday, October 20, in Aberdeen was the culminating event of a year-long celebration of APG’s 100th Anniversary. Over 800 people attended the Cabaret-themed event, which featured live music, a casino, dancing, comedy, fireworks, acrobats and other performers, and an After-Party at the Speakeasy. Merritt Property, which manages the Aberdeen Corporate Park on route 22 next to the Target store, donated the use of the 90,000-square foot building for the event. U.S. Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, MG Randy Taylor, local and state elected officials, and senior Army officials were in attendance, as were hundreds of members of the Harford and Cecil County communities.
More information about the Gala is at apg100.org/gala. More pictures from the Gala can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/156408353@N04/albums.
The Gala was hosted by the APG Centennial Celebration Association, which is working to establish the APG Discovery Center in Aberdeen. This facility will house an interactive STEM educational space for learners of all ages to experience science and technology through hands-on exhibits and demonstrations.
During 2017, the APG community hosted over 150 events during 2017 to commemorative APG’s 100-year history. The Live Fire, the APG Memorial dedication, the Rosie the Riveters movie, exhibits at the college and libraries, historical talks and presentations, and Science Cafes.
Bravura Information Technologies was the presenting sponsor of the event. Additional funding was provided by Harford County Office of Economic Development, APG Federal Credit Union, SURVICE Engineering, Harford Community College, AFCEA, IRA, Association of Old Crows, Tenax Technologies, Northeastern Maryland Technology Council, Veteran Corps of America, Profile Partners, Leidos, Cray Supercomputers, CACI, ManTech, Jacobs, Adams Communication, Booz Allen, Camber, Jones Junction Greater Harford Committee, Signatech, Cecil College and many more businesses.