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On Oct. 1, friends, family and community leaders gathered at the Ross Boddy Community Center in Sandy Spring to memorialize Carolyn Snowden, a Sandy Spring community activist and founder of the Sandy Spring Civic Association who died Aug. 29 after a lengthy illness. She was 88.

County Executive Isiah Leggett (D) unveiled a sign at the intersection of Brooke Road and Chandlee Mill Road dedicating the road to Snowden. A second sign announcing the dedication is located at the intersection of Goldmine Road and Chandlee Mill Road.

“One of Carolyn Snowden’s first acts as civic association president was to have Chandlee Mill Road paved. It had been a dirt road,” said Joy Turner, community liaison for the Sandy Spring Civic Association.

The program concluded with a launch of “biodegradable” balloons symbolizing that “Carolyn’s spirit will continue to lift the community,” according to event organizers.