The Lexington Park Business and Community Association has unveiled a new logo representing the community's proud and historic relationship to the United States Navy. The logo will be used to brand the Lexington Park community as the region's center of excellence for high-technology enterprises.
Images within the logo portray a shadowed outline of the U.S.S. Lexington, the WWII aircraft carrier for which the Park is named, and a soaring jet representing continued advancement in naval aviation, woven onto the backdrop of the community's name -- Lexington Park, the gateway community to NAS Patuxent River, the country's premier Acquisition, Research, Development, Test and Evaluation installation for the United States Navy.
In celebration of this year's Centennial of Naval Aviation, the Association also unveiled a banner featuring the new Lexington Park logo and the logo of NAS Patuxent River. "This is fantastic," exclaimed Capt. Stephen Schmeiser, Commanding Officer, NAS Patuxent River. "The Business Association has taken the lead to create community-wide exposure for this year's Centennial of Naval Aviation," he said.
The logo and banner were designed by Jeff Hobrath, Chief USN (Ret.), CEO and founder of Jeff Hobrath Art Studio (JeffHobarth.com). Mr. Hobrath offered his assistance to the Business Association free-of-charge to support the group's initiative. True to this love of the United States Navy, Jeff summarized his thoughts about the project by saying, "I am so honored to be the artist for this project. Thanks for allowing me to contribute."
"This is what St. Mary's County is all about," stated Bob Schaller, Director, St. Mary's County Department of Economic and Community Development. "The Lexington Park Business and Community Association has created a perfect way to recognize NAS Patuxent River's accomplishments during this year's Centennial Anniversary. My hat's off to them."
The Business and Community Association meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Bay District Fire Department Social Hall located on South Shangri-La Drive. Individuals who are committed to the revitalization of Lexington Park are encouraged to attend.
Corporate sponsorships are needed to support the cost of producing the anniversary banners. The banners will be located throughout the community and are intended to be visible to the 22,000 members of the Pax River Team as they commute to work and to the many visitors to the military installation. Over 100,000 Lexington Park visitors will see the banners during the Air Expo in September. For anniversary banner and collateral material sponsorship information, contact Robin Finnacom at the Community Development Corporation at 301-863-7700.