The Mattapany Spring Festival held at the historic Mattapany grounds drew more than 300 families this past weekend. Participants experienced an egg roll, remote control airplanes, carnival games, field games, tours of the NAS Patuxent River Fire Department vehicles, music, dancing and more. The Environmental Department provided a hands-on view of turtles and snakes that can be found on NAS Patuxent River along with a historical narrative for the kids. Children of all ages danced with Peter Rabbit and there was even an Elvis sighting. This annual event is a "perfect way to give back to the community," said NAVAIR commandar Vice Adm. David Architzel, who graciously opened his yard up for this event. Morale Welfare and Recreation would also like to express a thank you to our sponsor of this event, Northrop Grumman.