The Merriweather Post blog has recently provided a new update on the happenings related to the Symphony of Lights in Howard County (Howard County General Hospital Testimony sheds light on Symphony of Lights Dispute).
This lawsuit in Howard County Circuit Court has been happening since mid-June and could possibly end or significantly change a valuable long standing (25 years) event in Columbia depending on the outcome of that lawsuit.
Those that have not been following along up to this point here is some history that I am aware of:
June 30th with updates on July 2nd and July 8th (The Merriweather Post) Columbia Association files legal action to shut down Symphony of Lights Vehicle Parade
July 7th (The Baltimore Sun): Columbia Association files lawsuit to halt annual Symphony of Lights event, citing violation of access rights
July 27th (The Merriweather Post) Howard County General Hospital Testimony sheds light on Symphony of Lights Dispute
Here are some screen shots from Maryland Case Search for those interested in the parties involved in this lawsuit:
I am happy to see The Merriweather Post continue to follow this story as I think it is an important one in our community.
I would hate for our community to lose this valuable event. I remember taking my daughter through the Symphony of Lights for many years when she was young. We always loved it when she was young. This event is a valuable resource for the Howard County General Hospital and I am sure they could use the revenue it generates…especially during this global pandemic.
I will continue to follow The Merriweather Post for updates.
Give the articles above a read (the ones that you can). What do you think about this situation? Let me know in the comments.